What is Fexofenadine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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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
Allergies 215 84
Seasonal allergy symptoms 40 24
General health 12 4
Seasonal Allergy 10 13
Idiopathic Angioedema 9 7
Allergic Rhinitis 7 9

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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 3
Moderate 8
Mild 38
None 102

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fexofenadine

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 4
Anxious mood 2
Drowsiness 2
Dry mouth at night 2
Fatigue 2
Headaches 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fexofenadine

Dosage Patients
180 mg daily 26
60 mg daily 3
120 mg daily 2
180mg as needed 2
120 mcg daily 1
180 mg twice daily 1
360 mg daily 1
120 mg four times daily 1
30mg as needed 1
60mg as needed 1

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Why patients stopped taking Fexofenadine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 37
Other 19
Expense 14
Doctor's advice 10
Side effects too severe 10
Course of treatment ended 8
Change in health plan coverage 5
Personal research 4
See all 87 patients who’ve stopped taking Fexofenadine

Duration

Currently taking Fexofenadine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 10

Stopped taking Fexofenadine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 13
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 15
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 15
5 - 10 years 13
10 years or more 11
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 116
Usually 24
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 9
A little hard to take 21
Not at all hard to take 118
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 22
< $25 69
Not specified 56

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fexofenadine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Desloratadine (Clarinex) 3
Azelastine (Astelin) 1
Clotrimazole-betamethasone topical (Lotrisone) 1
Fluticasone (Flonase Nasal Spray) 1
Loratadine-betamethasone (PrefexNS) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Fexofenadine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Levocetirizine (Xyzal) 2
Loratadine-betamethasone (PrefexNS) 2
Montelukast (Singulair) 2
Azelastine (Astelin) 1
Desloratadine (Clarinex) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching to

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20 patient evaluations for Fexofenadine

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jmellow
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jmellow
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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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
gelflinggrl
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gelflinggrl
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See gelflinggrl's full Fexofenadine history

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

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Kaessa
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Kaessa
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Some
function: Most
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F52y
CFS:7y Dx
FM:7y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 15, 2013 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Seasonal Allergy)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Allergies)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 24, 2012 (Started Apr 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Seasonal Allergy)
  • 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
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