"Feksadin": instructions for use
Fexadine is an effective antihistamine drug. The active ingredients of the medication suppress histamine receptors, thereby reducing the body's response to an irritant. The medicine is dispensed from pharmacies without a prescription from a doctor, but before starting treatment you should read the instructions.
Composition and release form
The drug is available in tablets oval-coated. Each tablet contains the active substance - fexofenadine hydrochloride in an amount of 120 or 180 mg. Auxiliary substances included in the composition include: magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, povidone, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelled starch
The tablets are packaged in blisters of 10 pieces. A cardboard box, ready for sale, contains 1 package, as well as a detailed annotation. The cost of packing 10 tablets of 120 mg - 260-300 rubles, 10 tablets of 180 mg - 380-390 rubles.
The manufacturer of the drug is Indian company Ranbaxy.
Dosage and administration
Daily allowance for adults and children from 12 years:
- with rhinitis - 120 mg;
- with urticaria - 180 mg;
- for other types of allergic manifestations, the dosage is prescribed by the attending physician individually.
Children aged 6 to 12 years treatment with fexadine should be carried out with caution. In this case, the daily dose should not exceed 60 mg.
The pill must be taken 1 time per day after meals with a sufficient amount of liquid. It is not recommended to replace plain water with tea, juice or other beverages, as this may cause side effects. The duration of treatment varies from 7 to 10 days.
Fexadine is prescribed for:
- Seasonal rhinitis of allergic nature (sneezing, swelling of the nasal mucosa, tearing);
- idiopathic urticaria;
- allergic cough;
- pruritus caused by allergies to the sun;
- pink lichen;
- other allergic manifestations in consultation with the doctor.
The drug begins to act after 1 hour after administration. The effect persists for the next 20 hours. The active substance of the drug forms bonds with plasma proteins and is excreted from the body along with urine and bile.
Fexadine is prescribed to people suffering from various forms of psoriasis.On the basis of the conducted scientific research, it was proved that the drug reduces the manifestations of the disease several times - itching, erythema, desquamation.
Fexadine is contraindicated:
- women during pregnancy and breastfeeding;
- children under 6 years;
- with renal failure.
Feksadin is able to penetrate into breast milk, so if the question arises about the need for treatment of a nursing woman, then she will have to carry out further feeding of the baby in an alternative way. Also from the treatment is better for people with individual intolerance to the substances that make up the drug.
With special care to treat the elderly.
Side effects are rare. While taking Feksadina in some cases, it is noted:
- bouts of nausea, rarely - vomiting;
- feeling tired and sleepy.
Allergic reactions in the form of skin rashes on the back, itching, shortness of breath are possible. If a person has at least one of these symptoms, he must stop taking the drug and inform the attending physician about it.
There are cases of drug overdose. In this case, a person has the following symptoms:
- nausea, rarely vomiting;
- depressed state.
All of the above manifestations occur when uncontrolled intake of the drug or too high dosages. In identifying these symptoms, the patient needs to wash the stomach with activated charcoal and provide plenty of drink. If a person�s condition worsens, it�s best to seek qualified medical assistance.
Drug Interactions and Alcohol Compatibility
Simultaneous treatment with fexadine, ketoconazole and erythromycin is not recommended, as the latter increase the plasma concentration of the drug. Because of this, the outflow of bile is worsening, which negatively affects the work of the whole organism. Reception of antacids can be carried out not earlier than 2 hours after Feksadina. The drug does not interact with omeprazole and does not reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptives.
Compatibility with alcohol: Feksadin does not affect the central nervous system, but the treatment is better not to combine with the use of alcohol.Negative effects of the drug on concentration of attention have not been established, therefore, treatment with Feksadin can be carried out without removing the person from driving and other mechanisms. But for confidence it is better to check the reaction of a person individually.
Terms and conditions of storage
Store in a cool dry place. Keep out of the reach of children. Shelf life - 36 months from the date of manufacture.
In the autumn-spring period or in the summer, when active flowering begins, I constantly experience allergy symptoms. - the nose is blocked, I sneeze constantly, sometimes there is a dry cough. For several years now I have been taking Fexadine at this time. I take 1 tablet of 5 days - I have enough. Allergy symptoms disappear within a few hours after ingestion.
Igor, 32, Noyabrsk
Allergies in the sun, I suffer from childhood. In the summer period, the symptoms are particularly active, so you can not do without pills. I accept fexadine. The drug is inexpensive, but very effective. I have never observed any side effects.
Anna, 25 years old, Astrakhan
I have suffered from psoriasis since my youth. Rash and peeling of the skin are on the elbows, knees, head.Feksadinom treated for the first time on the advice of a pharmacist. Improvements really are. In the areas of lesion, the itch almost disappeared, the lesions did not diminish, but dry skin disappeared, which caused considerable discomfort. Tablets took 1 piece a day after breakfast.
Anatoly, 45, Moscow
Analogs of the drug
Analogs of Feksadina - drugs from the same pharmacological group, having the same or similar composition. The most expensive similar tool is the drug Allegra (manufactured in France). Drugs have the same release form and active active ingredient in the composition. The cost of the drug Allegra: 10 tablets of 120 mg - 664 rubles, 10 tablets of 180 mg - 994 rubles.
A cheap analogue of Fexadine is Fexofast tablets. The cost of packing 10 pieces of 120 mg is 280 rubles. Drugs have a similar composition, side effects, release form. Reviews of this medicine are also positive.
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