What is Fexofenadine?

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Fexofenadine is an allergy medicine taken for seasonal allergies and hives, to relieve symptoms like itchy eyes, runny nose, and sneezing. Unlike some other allergy medication fexofenadine does not cause drowsiness and driving is not contraindicated.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 12 4
Idiopathic angioedema 11 8
Seasonal allergy 10 13
Allergic rhinitis 9 11
Perennial allergy 7 5

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 4
Moderate 9
Mild 43
None 123

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fexofenadine

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 6
Anxious mood 2
Bad taste in mouth 2
Drowsiness 2
Dry mouth at night 2
Excessive dry mouth 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fexofenadine

Dosage Patients
180 mg daily 44
60 mg daily 6
180mg as needed 5
60mg as needed 3
120 mg daily 2
180 mg twice daily 2
360 mg daily 2
30 mg daily 1
90 mg daily 1
120 mcg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Fexofenadine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 43
Other 22
Expense 14
Side effects too severe 12
Doctor's advice 11
Change in health plan coverage 8
Course of treatment ended 8
Personal research 5
See all 103 patients who've stopped taking Fexofenadine

Duration

Currently taking Fexofenadine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 14
5 - 10 years 27
10 years or more 20

Stopped taking Fexofenadine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 17
1 - 6 months 13
6 months - 1 year 16
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 18
5 - 10 years 16
10 years or more 12
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 136
Usually 31
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 24
Not at all hard to take 141
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 25
< $25 80
Not specified 69

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fexofenadine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Desloratadine (Clarinex) 3
Montelukast (Singulair) 3
Cetirizine (Zyrtec) 2
Loratadine (Claritin) 2
Loratadine-betamethasone (PrefexNS) 2

Show all 11 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Fexofenadine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Levocetirizine (Xyzal) 3
Loratadine-betamethasone (PrefexNS) 3
Montelukast (Singulair) 3
Desloratadine (Clarinex) 2
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) 2

Show all 11 treatments patients report switching to

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21 patient evaluations for Fexofenadine

Apr 20, 2017 (Started Jan 21, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for dermatographism)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cholinergic urticaria)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 360 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 20, 2014 (Started Apr 26, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2014 (Started Mar 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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