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Overview

Fexigra 120 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Fexofenadine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Fexigra 120 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of symptoms of seasonal allergy like itchy throat, itchy eyes, sneezing or runny nose. Itchy skin and hives are also treated with Fexigra 120 MG Tablet. This medication is antihistamine – it blocks a chemical substance in the body called histamine that is responsible for allergy related symptoms in the body. It is advised to avoid Fexigra 120 MG Tablet if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

There are certain precautions that need to be adhered to before taking the medication. You need to inform your doctor of the following conditions before taking the medication – allergic to any medications, problems in the liver or kidney, pregnancy or plans to become pregnant and whether you are taking dietary supplements or using herbal products.

Consult with your physician before taking Fexigra 120 MG Tablet with other medications. You also need to follow certain guidelines while taking this medication – taking the medication orally with water, avoid drinking fruit juice at the time of consumption and avoid taking antioxidants. Do not overdose if you have missed a dose.

Fexigra 120 MG Tablet can result in dizziness if consumed with alcohol. It can also cause disturbances while undergoing skin allergy tests. Elderly people are more susceptible to its effect, so exercise caution. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking this medication. Some common side effects of Fexigra 120 MG Tablet are stomach upset, dizziness and headache. You may also experience serious side effects like rashes, swelling and vomiting. It is advisable to consult a doctor if you experience these side effects.

Seasonal allergic rhinitis
Fexigra 120 MG Tablet is used for treating the symptoms of seasonal allergies which may include runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing etc.
Chronic Utricaria
Fexigra 120 MG Tablet is used for the treatment of symptoms of Utricaria namely skin rashes, hives and bumps.
Use of this medicine is not recommended if you have a history of allergy to it or any other ingredient present within the dosage form.
In addition to its intended effect, Fexigra 120 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Vomiting Minor Common
Headache Minor Less Common
Coughing Minor Less Common
Diarrhea Minor Less Common
Painful menstruation Moderate Less Common
Pain in the arms and legs Minor Common
Hives and redness of skin Major Rare
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet Major Rare
Difficulty in breathing Major Rare
Difficulty in swallowing Major Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12-14 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-2 hours of oral administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine should be used with caution in pregnant women. All the potential benefits and associated risks should be considered. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Fexigra 120 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped.
Overdose instructions
Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, restlessness, and confusion. Supportive measures like gastric lavage might be initiated based on the severity of symptoms.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Impaired kidney function Moderate
This medicine should be used with caution in patients having a kidney disease or impaired kidney function. Report any such instance to the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Skin allergy test Minor
Report the use of this medicine before taking a skin allergy test. This medicine can interfere with the results of this test and hence use should be discontinued at least 2-4 days before.
Interaction with Food
Fruit juice Moderate
Do not consume large quantities of juices of fruits like grapefruit, orange, and apple while taking this medicine. These food items should be avoided while taking this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine
Erythromycin Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and a safety test to use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medication without consulting your doctor.
Ketoconazole Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and a safety test to use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medication without consulting your doctor.
Rifampin Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and a safety test to use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medication without consulting your doctor.
Antacids Moderate
Antacids should not be administered with this medicine as the efficacy of Fexofenadine may get reduced. Fexofenadine should be taken at least 2 hours before any antacid is consumed. You may require a dose adjustment and safety monitoring while taking them together.
What are you using Fexigra 120 MG Tablet for?
Seasonal allergic rhinitis
Other
How much was the improvement?
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 6 hours
Within 2 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Diarrhea
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Popular Questions & Answers

If I am planning to become pregnant while using allegra (fexofenadine) Allegra is safe during pregnancy?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
If I am planning to become pregnant while using allegra (fexofenadine)
Allegra is safe during pregnancy?
Yes ,avoid it if you are planning to get pregnant as Medicines if taken for a long time do have side effects.

I am planning to become pregnant to take fexofenadine and Napa is safe to take this time. I am Asthma patient.

MBBS, MRCP - General Medicine, MRCP-SCE, CCST (UK)
Pulmonologist, Gurgaon
I am planning to become pregnant to take fexofenadine and Napa is safe to take this time. I am Asthma patient.
Only take fexofenadine if it is absolutely required. All inhalers are safe in pregnancy though. Beet wishes.
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About Fexigra 120 MG Tablet
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