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Indications and contraindications Fexotabs Tablets

FEXOTABS tablets contain an active ingredient called "fexofenadine". It is one of a group of medicines called antihistamines.

FEXOTABS 60 is used to relieve the symptoms of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis (including hayfever). FEXOTABS 120 and 180 are used to relieve the symptoms of hayfever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) such as sneezing, itchy, watery or red eyes, and itchy, blocked or runny nose. FEXOTABS 180 is also used to relieve the symptoms of urticaria otherwise known as hives or itchy rash.

FEXOTABS works by blocking the action of histamine which causes these unwanted effects.

FEXOTABS is a non-sedating antihistamine which means it has been shown not to make you drowsy or slow down your reactions.

Special precautions Fexotabs Tablets

You should inform your pharmacist/doctor if:

  • you are, or might be, pregnant
  • you are breast feeding
  • you have any allergies to any other medicines, foods, preservatives or dyes
  • you are taking other medicines

Your pharmacist/doctor will consider these points when recommending FEXOTABS.

Use in children:

There is currently not enough information available to recommend FEXOTABS for use in children under 12 years of age.

Take FEXOTABS with a glass of water. FEXOTABS may be taken with or without food.

For the relief of the symptoms of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis (including hayfever) the usual dosage for adults and children over 12 years is one FEXOTABS 60mg tablet twice daily, when required.

For the relief of the symptoms of hayfever, the usual dosage for adults and children over 12 years of age is one FEXOTABS 120mg tablet daily when required, or one FEXOTABS 180mg tablet daily when required.

For relief of the symptoms of urticaria, the usual dosage for adults and children over 12 years of age is one FEXOTABS 180mg tablet daily when required.

Do not take more than the recommended dose and remember, this medicine is for you. Do not give it to anyone else, even if their symptoms seem to be the same as yours.

If FEXOTABS does not relieve your symptoms, do not take extra tablets. Tell your doctor or pharmacist.

What do I do in case of Overdose?

If you think that you or someone else may have taken too much FEXOTABS - (even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning) - contact your doctor or Poisons Information Centre, or go to the Casualty Department at your nearest hospital.

Adverse and side effects Fexotabs Tablets

Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while taking FEXOTABS, even if you do not think the problem is connected with the medicine or is not listed in this leaflet.

All medicines can cause side effects. Although most people will not experience any, some of the side effects that may occur with FEXOTABS are:

  • headache
  • tiredness
  • nausea
  • indigestion
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness

These same effects were seen in patients taking dummy or placebo capsules during the clinical studies.

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Dr. Neil Warwick

Anaesthetist, Neurologist

Westmead

Sinusitis is a very complex condition, and can be caused by more than one of many different factors. Whilst allergy is a potential cause of sinusitis, it is usually in combination with other causes such as narrow openings to the sinus, which allows infection and inflammation to spread to the sinuses. Fexotabs are an antihistamine, which may improve allergy symptoms, but the treatment of sinusitis is usually more involved. Firstly, it's important to correctly diagnose sinusitis, by asking the patient questions about their symptoms, and arranging suitable investigations such as a sinus CT. Then the treatment of sinusitis may necessitate some or all of antibiotics, steroid tablets, saline nasal rinses or steroid sprays for the nose. If there's any concern regarding the possibility of sinusitis, it's best to start with your GP, or consider seeing an ENT surgeon. Hope that helps, Dr Kapila

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Dr. Smariti Kapila

Otorhinolaryngologist

Burwood

Your runny nose could be due to viral infection, allergic rhinitis, bacterial sinusitis, foreign body in nose, occupational rhinitis or drug induced rhinitis. Fexotabs is only recommended for Allergic rhinosinusitis (including hay fever). Therefore, please see a GP first for a diagnosis.

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Dr. Vishal Arya

GP

Narrabundah

Fexotabs are a 'category B2' in pregnancy which means that although no adverse effects have been documented in the fetus when a limited number of women have taken them, we do not have enough information from animal studies to report on safety. It's best avoided, Polaramine is category A and safe to use although may cause drowsiness so best taken at night.

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Dr. Jane Sheedy

Dermatologist, GP

Balwyn

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