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 225 91
Seasonal allergy symptoms 44 28
General health 12 4
Idiopathic Angioedema 10 7
Seasonal Allergy 10 13
Allergic Rhinitis 8 10

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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 40
None 112

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

Show all 30 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fexofenadine

Dosage Patients
180 mg daily 35
180 mg twice daily 3
60 mg daily 2
120 mg daily 2
180mg as needed 2
60mg as needed 2
120 mcg daily 1
60 mg twice daily 1
360 mg daily 1
120 mg four times daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Fexofenadine

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 38
Other 19
Expense 14
Doctor's advice 10
Side effects too severe 10
Course of treatment ended 8
Change in health plan coverage 6
Personal research 4
See all 90 patients who’ve stopped taking Fexofenadine

Duration

Currently taking Fexofenadine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 13
10 years or more 18

Stopped taking Fexofenadine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 15
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 12
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 125
Usually 26
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 22
Not at all hard to take 128
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 22
< $25 73
Not specified 64

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fexofenadine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Desloratadine (Clarinex) 3
Montelukast (Singulair) 2
Azelastine (Astelin) 1
Cetirizine-pseudoephedrine (Zyrtec-D) 1
Clotrimazole-betamethasone topical (Lotrisone) 1

Show all 9 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 8 treatments patients report switching to

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21 patient evaluations for Fexofenadine

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Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 40
Condition: Sjogren's Syndrome 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Sjogren's Syndrome

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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
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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
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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: b
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

  • 0 helpful marks
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