Details About Generic Salt ::  Fexofena

Main Medicine Class:: Antihistamine   

(fex-oh-FEN-ah-deen HIGH-droe-KLOR-ide)
Allegra
Class: Antihistamine

 

Drugs Class ::

 Action Competitively antagonizes histamine at the H1-receptor site.

Indications for Drugs ::

 Indications Symptomatic relief of symptoms (nasal and nonnasal) associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis; treatment of uncomplicated skin manifestations of chronic idopathic urticaria.

Drug Dose ::

 Route/Dosage

Seasonal allergic rhinitis

ADULTS AND CHILDREN ³ 12 YR: PO 60 mg bid or 180 mg qd. CHILDREN 6 to 11 YR: PO 30 mg bid.

Chronic idopathic urticaria

ADULTS AND CHILDREN ³ 12 YR: PO 60 mg bid. CHILDREN 6 to 11 YR: PO 30 mg bid.

Renal function impairment

ADULTS AND CHILDREN ³ 12 YR: PO 60 mg once daily as a starting dose. CHILDREN 6 to 11 YR: PO 30 mg once daily as a starting dose.

Contraindication ::

 Contraindications Standard considerations.

Drug Precautions ::

 Precautions

Pregnancy: Category C. Lactation: Undetermined. Children: Safety and efficacy not established in children < 12 years of age. Elderly patients: Similar side effects in patients ³ 60 years of age. Renal impairment: Use lower starting dose.

PATIENT CARE CONSIDERATIONS


Drug Side Effects ::

 Adverse Reactions

CNS: Drowsiness; fatigue. GI: Dyspepsia; nausea. GU: Dysmenorrhea. OTHER: Viral infection (eg, cold, flu).

Drug Mode of Action ::  

 Action Competitively antagonizes histamine at the H1-receptor site.

Drug Interactions ::

 Interactions

None well documented.

Drug Assesment ::

 Assessment/Interventions

  • Obtain patient history, including drug history and any known allergies, especially to antihistamines.
  • Monitor closely for signs and symptoms of hypersensitivity if patient has history of allergic reactions to other antihistamines.
  • Assess for allergy symptoms (eg, rhinitis, conjunctivitis) before and periodically throughout the therapy.
  • Monitor pulse and blood pressure periodically throughout therapy.

Drug Storage/Management ::

 Administration/Storage

  • Administer bid without regard to meals.
  • Store capsules at room temperature (66° to 77°F).
  • Protect foil-backed blister packs from excessive moisture.

Drug Notes ::

 Patient/Family Education

  • Advise patient that drug may cause drowsiness and to use caution while driving or performing other tasks requiring mental alertness until response to medication is known.
  • Caution patient to avoid exposure to sunlight, and to use sunscreen or wear protective clothing to avoid photosensitivity reaction.
  • Caution patients to avoid using alcohol or other CNS medications while on therapy.
  • If patient is to have allergy skin testing, advise patient to avoid taking medication for 4 days before test.

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