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Generic: fexofenadine-pseudoephedrine
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This medicine is used to treat or prevent symptoms of allergies
               



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What is this medicine?

FEXOFENADINE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (fex oh FEN a deen; soo doe e FED rin) is an antihistamine and a decongestant. This medicine is used to treat or prevent symptoms of allergies.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • diabetes
  • difficulty urinating
  • disease of the blood vessels or heart
  • glaucoma
  • high blood pressure
  • kidney disease
  • prostate trouble
  • untreated thyroid problems
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to fexofenadine, pseudoephedrine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Swallow this medicine with a glass of water. Do not break, crush, or chew. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take the tablet on an empty stomach, one hour before or two hours after a meal. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Patients over 60 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • bromocriptine
  • ergot alkaloids like dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, ergotamine, methylergonovine
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • procarbazine
  • stimulant medicines for attention disorders, weight loss, or to stay awake

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • antacids
  • erythromycin
  • grapefruit, apple, or orange juice
  • ketoconazole
  • linezolid
  • magnesium products
  • medicines for blood pressure
  • medicines for heart problems
  • methyldopa
  • some medicines for colds, allergies and breathing difficulties

               
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