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Alerfex

Generic Name: Fexofenadine HCI

Therapeutic Class: ANTI-HISTAMINES & RESPIRATORY


Dosage Form: Tablet Suspension


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  • Presentation
  • Description
  • Indications
  • Dosage & Administration
  • Side Effect
  • Precautions
  • Contraindications
  • Drug Interaction
  • Storage

Presentation

Alerfex

Alerfex 50ml Suspension  Each 5 ml suspension contains Fexofenadine Hydrochloride USP 30mg.

Alerfex 120mg Tablet  Each film coated tablet contains Fexofenadin Hydrochloride USP 120mg.

Description

Alerfex  (Fexofenadine   Hydrochloride)  the  major  active  metabolite  of  Terfenadine,   is  an  antihistamine with selective peripheral H1-receptor antagonist activity. Fexofenadine Hydrochloride inhibits antigen-induced bronchospasm and histamine release from peritoneal mast cell.

Alerfex (Fexofenadine Hydrochloride) is rapidly absorbed after oral doses with peak plasma concentrations being reached in 2-3 hours. It is about 60 to 70% bound to plasma proteins. About 5% of the total doses is metabolized, mostly by the intestinal mucosa, with only 0.5 to 1.5% of the dose undergoing hepatic biotransformation by the cytochrome P450 syslem. Elimination half life of 14 hours has been reported although this may be prolonged in patients with renal impairment. Excretion is mainly in the faecs with only 10% being present in the urine. Fexofenadine does not appear to cress the blood-brain barrier.

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Indication

Alerfex is indicated for the relief of symptoms (sneezing, rhinorrhea, itchy nose/palate/throat, itchy/watery/red eyes) associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults and children. Alerfex is also indicated for treatment of uncomplicated skin manifestations (pruritus and the number of wheals) of chronic idiopathic urticarial in adults and children.

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Dosage & Administration

For Tablet in Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis and Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria:

Adults and Children 12 years and older: The recommended dose of Fexofenadine is 60mg twice daily or 120mg once daily or 180mg once daily with water. A dose of 60mg once daily is recommended as the starting dose in patient with decreased renal function.

Children 6 to 11 years: The recommended dose of Fexofenadine is 30mg twice daily. The recommended dose of Fexofenadine is 30mg once daily is recommended as the starting dose in pediatric patients with decreased renal function.

For Oral suspension in Seasonal Allergic Rhin is:
Children 2 to 11 years: The recommended dose of Fexofenadine oral suspension is 30mg (5ml) twice dally. A dose of 30mg (5ml) once dailly is recommended as the starting dose in pediatric patients with decreased renal function.
In chronic Idiopathic Urticaria:
Children 2 to 11 years: 30mg (5ml) Fexofenadine Oral suspension twice daily. For paediatric patients with decreased renal  function, the recommended dose of Fexofenadine Oral Suspension is 30mg (5ml) once daily.
Children 6 months to less than 2 years of ege:

15mg (2.5ml) Fexofenadine Oral Suspension twice daily. For pediatric patients with decreased renal function, the recommended starting dose of Fexofenadine Oral Suspension is 15 mg (2.5ml) once daily.

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Side Effect

The occurrence of side effect of Alerfex (Fexofenadine Hydrochloride) is lower, it is as like as placebo. The most frequently observed adverse reactions are headache, dyspepsia, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, chest tightness, dyspnea, back pain etc.

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Precautions

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Contraindications

Alerfex (Faxofenadine Hydrochloride) is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. Rare cases of hypersensitivity reactions with manifestations such as angioedema, chest tightness, dyspnea, flushing and systemic anaphylaxis have been reported.

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Drug Interaction

Plasma concentration of Fexofenadine have been increased when given with Erythromycin or Ketoconazole. Antacid containing Aluminium and Magnesium Hydroxide reduces the absorption of Fexofenadine. Fruit juices including grapefruit may reduce the bioavailabilily of Fexofenadine and use together should be avoided.

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Storage

Store at a cool and dry place, protected from light and moisture. Keep out of reach of children. Keep the bottle tightly closed.

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