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Overview

Histafree 120 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Fexofenadine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Histafree 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 Histafree 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 Histafree 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 Histafree 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.

Histafree 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 Histafree 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
Histafree 120 MG Tablet is used for treating the symptoms of seasonal allergies which may include runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing etc.
Chronic Utricaria
Histafree 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, Histafree 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 Moderate Less Common
headache Moderate Less Common
Coughing Moderate Less Common
diarrhea Moderate Less Common
Painful menstruation Moderate Less Common
Pain in the arms and legs Moderate Less Common
Hives and redness of skin Moderate Less Common
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet Moderate Less Common
Difficulty in breathing Moderate Less Common
Difficulty in swallowing Moderate Less Common
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 Histafree 120 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Astrazeneca Pharma India Ltd
Ipca Laboratories Pvt Ltd.
Merck Consumer Health Care Ltd
Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd
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
In case of an overdose, doctor should be consulted immediately. The overdose symptoms are restlessness, confusion and dizziness. As per the severity of the symptoms, the supportive measures like gastric lavage are initiated.
Histafree 120 MG Tablet selectively inhibits the peripheral H1 receptors thereby reducing the histamine levels in the body. It specifically acts on allergies caused in the stomach and intestine, blood vessels and airways leading to the lung.
What are you using Histafree 120 MG Tablet for?
Seasonal allergic rhinitis
Chronic Utricaria
Other
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
Average
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
Within a day
Within 2 days
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Thrice a day
Twice a day
Four times A Day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Swelling of face
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Pain in the arms and legs
Hives and redness of skin
Painful menstruation
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Popular Questions & Answers

I get cold very often. The mucous is watery. My family doctor said that it may be allergic. So he prescribed histafree tablets for 10 days. But still I suffer from cold often. Should I perform any tests?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
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I am 31 year old I am suffering from sinus since childhood, I catch cold too quickly, I am also suffering hearing problems, I am not able to hear phone ringing and other low voices, what should I do ?

ENT Specialist, Vijayawada
first prevent cold by avoiding allergens+cold climate+don't blow nose in height of cold,chew bubblegum+histafree m 1@ night x 10 days in each attack,,+ if severe use switch,200_2/day x10 days
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My brother has been suffered from urticaria for a long time (approx 4 years. He takes the medicine as follow 1) Histafree M 2) Livet 5 Medicine works for 48 hours only. How long will it take time to cure. Please advice.

MBBS
General Physician,
He may be having infestation of intestinal parasites like hook warms, round warms, tape warms. Normally one should get dewarming done at least once a year if not six monthly so get it dewarming in consultation with a doctor near your locality. It will help you.

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Penis Bumps: Avoiding Hives Triggers

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Penis Bumps: Avoiding Hives Triggers

Looking down at the manhood and discovering it has developed penis bumps is never a pleasant surprise for a guy. The presence of bumps signals a new worry about his penis health, although often the bumps don't correlate with a significant health issue. Penis bumps can come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, so it's no surprise that they can be caused by many different things. One of the causes many men don't think about is hives - so learning more about hives prepares a guy for dealing with them.

What are hives?

Hives is the common name used to describe a condition that is medically known as urticarial. They present as welts on the skin. Some can be small and others can be relatively large. In some instances, they are raised slightly, which gives them a bump-like look; in other instances, they may more closely resemble a rash. Often one welt will "bleed" into another, making the two appear as one large welt.

Hives are usually circular in shape. Often, especially with larger welts, they will be a deep red around the perimeter and a paler red in the center. Hives usually itch, causing discomfort; when they appear as penis bumps, it can be embarrassing for a man, as he often is caught scratching "down there."

Individual hives don't usually last long, often fading away in 24 hours - but they are usually replaced by new hives. It is not unusual for a case of acute hives to last as long as six weeks, with old hives fading and new ones replacing them. If a bout of hives continues beyond 6 weeks, it is considered a chronic case.

What causes hives?

Hives are basically an allergic reaction on the skin. Some "trigger" sends a signal to the body to release histamines to fight the trigger. This reaction causes the hives to form. Therefore, if a guy knows what his hives triggers are, he can take steps to avoid those triggers and thereby prevent hives from occurring.

Unfortunately, sometimes determining exactly what the trigger is can be challenging, mainly because many things are associated with triggering hives. Some of the more common causes include:

- Pets. Many dogs, cats and other animals shed dander, which may be a hives trigger.

- Pollen.

- Insect bites and stings.

- Viral or fungal infections.

- Stress and anxiety.

- Certain foods, including shellfish, nuts, milk, chocolate, berries, eggs, soy, citrus fruits, etc.

- Sweating.

- Bacteria.

- Exposure to the sun.

- Certain chemicals (including some in soaps or laundry detergents).

With such a wide range, narrowing down a trigger may take a lot of time. Working with a doctor is advised. They will likely recommend that a person keeps a comprehensive journal of all the foods, medicines, etc. that he takes and any exposures he may have to potential triggers. The journal will include, as close as possible, the time when a person may have been exposed to a trigger, so that a link can be theorized if hives occur soon after. (Hives may occur within minutes, but sometimes may take about two hours to show up).

Once hives triggers are identified, a person can take steps to avoid those triggers. He also can learn what treatments he can use to help deal with the symptoms of hives.

As mentioned, penis bumps caused by hives tend to itch greatly. Regular use of a first rate penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) can help alleviate this. A crème that contains a combination of a high-end emollient (like Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (like vitamin E) will provide moisture that can help soothe itching. It also helps if the crème contains alpha lipoic acid, a powerful antioxidant which strengthens penis skin by fighting free radicals.

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Under Eye Dark Circles - Natural Remedies For It!

MBBS, DPD-Cardiff (U.K)
Dermatologist, Noida
Under Eye Dark Circles - Natural Remedies For It!

For long, under eye dark circles have been associated with stress, fatigue, or lack of sound sleep. However, there are a lot more factors that contribute to the appearance of dark circles. It is a well-known fact that the skin under our eyes is thinner as compared to the other body parts.

Dark circles appear when there is a dilation of the blood vessels present under eyes. It is these dilated and swollen blood vessels that appear as dark circles under the eyes.

The dilation, inflammation, irritation or rupture of the blood vessels can be an outcome of

  1. An increased use of eye makeups, skin allergies, dermatological conditions such as Eczema.
  2. Increased exposure to sun rays.
  3. Dark circles can be a hereditary condition.
  4. The dark circles can also be an outcome of the eye bags or protruding fats pockets.
  5. With age, the lower eyelid (along with the rest of the face) may lose volume.

Treatments for Dark Circles

  1. In case the dark circles are an outcome of allergies or eczema, consult a doctor. The use of over the counter antihistamine medicines can reduce the swelling and the puffiness to a great extent, thereby reducing the dark circles. Caution: Avoid self-medication. The medicines used should be the doctor recommended.
  2. Cosmetic Blepharoplasty: This is a surgical procedure to enhance the appearance of your eyes by taking care of problems including dark circles, eye bags, droopy eyelids. Depending on the requirement, Blepharoplasty helps to get rid of the excess fats, muscles, skin or tissues either from the upper or lower eyelids or both (lower eyelids in the case of dark circles) to provide significant improvement.
  3. Chemical peels and Acugel therapy: Peels and acugel treatment help in reducing dark circles and eye bags to a great extent.
  4. The Laser therapy that uses an intense light beam into the target skin area (in this case, the skin under the eyes) can play an instrumental role in reducing the dark circles, thereby making the eyes look younger and rejuvenated.
  5. One can also try out some home and natural remedies such as
    • Potato, known for its bleaching properties can be used to deal with dark circles. Extract the potato juice (you can grate the potato). Dip a cotton in the potato juice and apply it on your closed eyes ensuring the dark circles are covered. Rinse off the eyes after 10-15 minutes with cold water. You can carry out the same procedure with rose water to reduce the dark circles.
    • Applying chilled cucumber slices or chilled green tea bags on the dark circles will produce fruitful results.
    • Packed with Vitamin E, almond oil can work wonders to reduce the dark circles. Gently massage the dark circles with almond oil before retiring to bed and then rinse it off (use cold water) the next morning.
  6. In addition to this, make sure you follow a healthy sleep routine (6-8 hours of daily sleep is a must).
  7. Take care of your diet. Foods such as eggs, salmon, green tea or avocados can produce significant improvement in the case of dark circles.
  8. Keep the body hydrated.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Ear Infections - Common Reasons Behind It!

MS - ENT, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Ear Infections - Common Reasons Behind It!

Our ears are small in size, but ‘big’ in the work they do. Not only do they help us hear, but also help us maintain our body’s balance. They thus help us stand, walk, drive, you just name it.

Ears are also much bigger in size than they actually are. The part of the ear that we see on our head is only the external ear, there is a middle ear and an inner ear too, silently carrying out complex functions related to hearing and balance. The inner ear is the seat of balance. And this part is hit hard at the time of an ear infection.

Ear infections cause the Eustachian tubes – small tubes that connect the middle ear to the back of your throat – to become swollen and blocked due to excess mucus. As a result of this, fluid builds up and inflammation takes root in the middle ear, thereby causing pain.

Ear infections can be acute or chronic. Acute infections clear up in a few days, but chronic ones reoccur frequently. If not managed, chronic ear infections can cause permanent damage to the middle and inner ear.

Causes of Eustachian tube blockage are as follows:

  1. Allergies
  2. Sinus infection
  3. Cold
  4. Extreme production of mucus
  5. Smoking
  6. Infected adenoid, which is a tissue near your tonsils that traps harmful bacteria and viruses

There are a few risk factors associated with ear infections. It can be said that young children are more susceptible to these infections. This is because their Eustachian tubes are short and narrow. It has also been seen that infants who are bottle-fed have a higher incidence of ear infections than breastfed babies.

Other risk factors are:

  1. Changes in altitude
  2. Changes in climate
  3. Exposure to tobacco smoke
  4. Use of pacifiers

Symptoms of ear infections:

  1. Pain or discomfort inside the ear
  2. A prolonged feeling of pressure inside the ear
  3. Pus-like ear drainage
  4. Hearing loss

What is also important to know is that the symptoms of an ear infection come and go.

Symptoms can also occur in one or both ears. Chronic ear infection symptoms can be less noticeable than those of acute ear infections.

Hence, fever and ear ache should spur you to see a doctor. You should be extremely careful with babies younger than six months who have fever or ear infection symptoms.

Your doctor will diagnose an ear infection by checking if there is a draining of fluid from the middle ear, perforation in the eardrum or a collapsed eardrum.

Sometimes, ear infections can lead to the following serious complications:

  1. Hearing loss
  2. Speech or language delay in children
  3. An infection in a skull bone called mastoiditis
  4. Meningitis
  5. Ruptured ear drum

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Common Skin Allergies & Their Ayurvedic Remedies!

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Common Skin Allergies & Their Ayurvedic Remedies!

The skin is the largest external organ as well as the largest organ in general in the human body. There are many types of skin diseases that can afflict your body and they may appear anywhere. Ayurveda is a potent weapon which can be used to treat many skin diseases effectively. The natural remedies of Ayurveda are being increasingly adopted throughout the world. Let's take a look at a few of the skin diseases that can be easily cured by ayurveda.

  1. Eczema - One of the most common types of skin diseases, eczema is characterized by the reactions that the skin has. These reactions can manifest themselves in many forms. The most common reaction is swelling of the skin with redness. Other forms may also develop blisters, cracking of the skin, scaling or papules.
  2. Scaly rashes - Scientifically known as Papulosquamous Eruptions, scaly rashes are usually the result of itching which in itself is a reaction to some internal or external factors. These rashes can be mild to severely painful depending on what had caused them. Some factors behind these may be eczema, reaction to drugs, psoriasis and others.
  3. Urticaria - These rashes differ from other ones as they persist for a short period of time and usually result in swellings on the skin. These swellings may be very sensitive and itchy. Some common examples of Urticaria are Nettle rashes and hives that may develop due to an external factor such as bug bites.
  4. Psoriasis - Ayurveda has great treatments for this disease as its incidence within the population is quite high. This is a non-infectious skin condition where inflammation occurs in the affected parts of the skin and reddish scales form on the body. This problem is usually attributed to excessive cells within the body.
  5. Pruritus or itching - Another very common skin affliction which can be caused by a variety of factors, it can be a reaction to something external or be caused by internal issues that may be developing. Mostly caused by the reaction of external nerve endings they may become very painful if over stimulated.

Ayurveda has many remedies for all of the ailments mentioned above along with many other skin disorders and has gained popularity as it completely natural and devoid of side effects encountered with conventional medicine. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Can Ayurveda Help In Dealing With Eczema?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Moradabad
Can Ayurveda Help In Dealing With Eczema?

Is your skin looking swollen and feeling dry and itchy? If yes- you may be suffering from eczema. Eczema is a skin condition characterized by these symptoms along with redness. When scratched the skin may break and develop a rash. Children are more susceptible to this condition as compared to adults. Eczema is typically a recurrent infection. Treating it with conventional medication helps subdue the symptoms but does not reduce the risk of it recurring. In cases like this, Ayurveda is often the most preferred form of treatment.

  • Ayurveda is a holistic form of medication that does not address only the symptoms that can be seen but addresses the root cause of the infection. It has negligible side effects and can be prescribed to children and adults. According to Ayurveda, eczema is also known as Vicharchika. This is caused by an imbalance in the immune system. Thus, in many cases, it may be accompanied by asthma, allergic hay fever etc. An unhealthy lifestyle with excessive late nights, stress, physical, mental and sexual activities can contribute towards this condition. In addition, consuming high amounts of alcohol, coffee, spicy or sour foods and stale foods can be responsible for eczema. All of these factors aggravate the pitta dosha and lead to the collection of ama or toxins under the skin.
  • Thus, to treat eczema, it is essential to pacify the pitta dosha. The first step towards this is to have a healthy diet and lifestyle. Avoid oily and spicy food as well as tea, coffee, aerated drinks, and alcohol. Processed and preserved foods should also be avoided. In addition, try eating your meals on time and avoid late nights. Wear loose, cotton clothes that allow your skin to breathe. When bathing use mild, herbal soaps and a soft towel. Yoga asanas such as Bhujangasan and Pranayam can also help boost your immunity and reduce the ama in your body. This can also help reduce stress.
  • In addition, there are certain ayurvedic home remedies that could be beneficial. Neem leaves are known for their antiseptic properties. Boil 20-30 leaves in 4-5 cups of water and wash the affected area with the cooled decoction. You could also apply a warm paste of 1 teaspoon licorice root powder and sesame oil on the affected part of your skin. This may be removed after 3-4 hours. Above all, avoid scratching the area and keep the skin well moisturized.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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About Histafree 120 MG Tablet
When is Histafree 120 MG Tablet prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Histafree 120 MG Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Histafree 120 MG Tablet ?
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