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Fexet Tablet Uses, Side Effects & Price in Pakistan

Dr. Arslan Shamim

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What is Fexet?

Allergies are a common problem. Its symptoms are a runny nose, itchy eyes, cough, and sometimes it can cause difficulty breathing. You can not sleep well with allergies. And it can affect your life hastily. Therefore your healthcare providers will prescribe you a medication called Fexet- that helps control the allergy symptoms. Here in this article, we will tell you about it.

Fexet Tablet Uses

Fexet is fexofenadine – a second-generation, non-sedating, anti-allergic drug. It works by stopping the production of allergy mediators. Fexet is used to treat allergy, urticaria, and allergy-induced asthma, and to decrease hives and pruritus.

How to Take a Fexet Tablet?

It is always best to take a Fexet tablet sometime before going to bed and when you have enough time to sleep. You can take it on an empty stomach, 30 to 60 minutes before having food. Swallow it whole with water. Do not chew or crush the tablet. Take it one to two hours before bedtime because it causes sedation and helps you sleep better.

Follow the dose and frequency as advised by the doctor. Do not alter it, as it can lead to other problems. Before stopping its use, you must consult with a healthcare provider.

Fexet Dosage and Strength

Fexet is available as:

  • Tablets: 30mg, 120mg and 180mg tablets.

The daily dose of Fexet is:

  • Adults and children 12 years of age and older—60 milligrams (mg) twice a day, or 180 mg once a day.

Consult your doctor for the appropriate dosage of Fexet that suits your needs. Never exceed your prescribed dosage and refer to your doctor immediately if you experience any side effects.

Fexet Side Effects

Generally, Fexet is tolerated well. However, it may cause some side effects, such as:

  • Hyperbilirubinemia 
  • Elevated hepatic enzymes
  • Palpitations
  • Dystonic reaction
  • Involuntary movements
  • Erythema
  • Hepatitis 
  • Edema
  • Dyspnea 
  • Sinus tachycardia

If you have any of the above-mentioned side effects with the Alp tablet, please do not stop taking it on your own. Instead, consult with a healthcare provider. They can guide you about it.

What Is Formula Of Fexet Tablet?

Fexet has a generic formula of fexofenadine- a second-generation, non-sedating antiallergic drug.

What are the Alternatives to Fexet?

You can find fexofenadine by the following brand names:

  • Adine
  • Afex
  • Aller

What Are the Available Forms of Fexet?

Fexet is available as a tablet dosage form only.

How is Fexet Classified?

Fexet is fexofenadine. It is classified as a second-generation antiallergic drug that does not cause sedation.

What Are The Risks And Warnings For Fexet?

Following are the risks and warnings for Fexet:

Allergy or Hypersensitivity

If you are allergic to fexofenadine, do not take Fexet or any other medicine with the same generic name because it can result in a life-threatening condition called anaphylactic shock. Always inform your healthcare provider about the documented allergies you have.

Anaphylactic shock is a rare but severe allergic reaction that if not treated at the right time, can be life-threatening. It shows the signs and symptoms such as hives, pale skin, labored breathing, itching, excessive salivation, feeling too warm, a weak and rapid pulse, nausea, vomiting, runny nose, sneezing, swollen lips and tongue, wheezing, dizziness, low blood pressure, and tingling hands, feet, mouth, or scalp.

Asthma

In most cases, if asthma is caused by an allergy, the doctors prescribe an anti-allergy medication. But sometimes, they may thicken the bronchial secretions, resulting in worsening asthma. Therefore you must exercise caution while taking desloratadine with asthma. Take it on the advice of your healthcare provider.

Kidney failure

If your kidneys do not work well, the healthcare provider may lower the dose of the drug. It happens because your kidneys are meant to excrete out the waste and toxins. If that does not happen, the toxins may build up in your body, leading to severe adverse effects. Therefore, you must inform your health care provider about your complete health condition.

Liver diseases

Patients with liver disease should take Fexet with caution. It is because your liver helps in the metabolism and excretion of drugs. When it does not work efficiently due to any disease, it can cause an accumulation of the drug in your body, leading to severe adverse effects.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

If you are pregnant, do not take Fexet unless your doctor advises. It can affect the functioning of your baby’s health. Breastfeeding mothers should also consult with a healthcare provider before taking it.

Operating machinery

Do not drive a car or operate any machinery while you take Fexet, as it can cause slight sedation, which can eventually lead to accidents.

What Are The Interactions between Fexet and Other Medications?

When you take more than one drug, they can interact with each other. Sometimes it has little effect. Therefore you do not get to know about it. But sometimes, the effect can be severe. So your healthcare provider needs to be vigilant about it.

Fexet may interact with the following drugs. A drug interaction does not mean you stop taking the medicine on your own. But you must tell your healthcare provider about it.

  • Acetaminophen
  • Caffeine
  • Magnesium
  • Salicylate
  • Phenyltoloxamine
  • Chlorpheniramine
  • Dextromethorphan
  • Phenylephrine
  • Pseudoephedrine
  • Doxylamine
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Acrivastine
  • Brompheniramine
  • Carbetapentane
  • Carbinoxamine
  • Cetirizine
  • Chlophedianol
  • Dexbrompheniramine
  • Doxylamine
  • Pyridoxine
  • Fexofenadine
  • Heparin
  • Hydroxyzine
  • Levocetirizine
  • Meclizine
  • Pyrilamine
  • Sedating H1-blockers
  • Sincalide
  • Triprolidine

To avoid drug interactions, you must give a complete history to the healthcare provider about other health conditions you have and what medicines you have been taking. At times, a dose adjustment can help prevent drug interactions.

Fexet Price in Pakistan

The price of Fexet 60 mg tablet in Pakistan in the year 2022 is Rs. 11.61 per tablet approximately.

Storage Conditions

  • Keep the product out of the reach and sight of children.
  • Store it at room temperature.
  • Do not use it after the mentioned expiry date.
  • Do not keep it in hot and humid places.
  • Do not refrigerate.

Do you Need a Prescription to Buy Fexet?

For buying Fexet, you need to have the latest prescription signed by your doctor.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Arslan Shamim - Author Dr. Arslan Shamim is a Internal Medicine Specialist with 9 years of experience. You can book an in-person appointment or an online video consultation with Dr. Arslan Shamim through oladoc.com or by calling at 04238900939.
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