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
Allergies 228 96
Seasonal allergy symptoms 50 32
General health 12 4
Idiopathic angioedema 11 8
Seasonal allergy 10 13
Allergic rhinitis 8 11

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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 8
Mild 41
None 117

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fexofenadine

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 4
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 33
60 mg daily 4
120 mg daily 3
180 mg twice daily 3
60mg as needed 3
180mg as needed 2
120 mcg daily 1
360 mg daily 1
120 mg four times daily 1
270 mg twice daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Fexofenadine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 42
Other 19
Expense 14
Side effects too severe 11
Doctor's advice 10
Course of treatment ended 8
Change in health plan coverage 6
Personal research 4
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Duration

Currently taking Fexofenadine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 16

Stopped taking Fexofenadine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 17
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 15
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 16
5 - 10 years 13
10 years or more 12
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 130
Usually 28
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 11
A little hard to take 23
Not at all hard to take 132
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 22
< $25 77
Not specified 66

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fexofenadine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Desloratadine (Clarinex) 3
Loratadine-betamethasone (PrefexNS) 2
Montelukast (Singulair) 2
Azelastine (Astelin) 1
Cetirizine-pseudoephedrine (Zyrtec-D) 1

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Patients stopped taking Fexofenadine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Loratadine-betamethasone (PrefexNS) 3
Montelukast (Singulair) 3
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) 2
Levocetirizine (Xyzal) 2
Azelastine (Astelin) 1

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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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