What is Fexofenadine-Pseudoephedrine?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Allegra-D 24 Hour Allegra-D 12 Hour

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Fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine are used in combination for the relief of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Allergies 52 19
Allergic Rhinitis 12 4
Seasonal allergy symptoms 11 6
Sinus congestion 5 4
Allergic to environment and chemicals 4 0
Perennial Allergy 3 3

Show all 18 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 6
None 20

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fexofenadine-Pseudoephedrine

Side effect Patients
Daytime sleepiness 1
Dry eyes 1
Dry mouth 1
Elevated blood pressure 1
Insomnia 1
Jittery feeling 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fexofenadine-Pseudoephedrine

Dosage Patients
180 mg-240 mg daily 6
180-240 mg daily 4
120 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Fexofenadine-Pseudoephedrine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 6
Did not seem to work 5
Doctor's advice 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 2
Side effects too severe 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Personal research 1
See all 18 patients who’ve stopped taking Fexofenadine-Pseudoephedrine

Duration

Currently taking Fexofenadine-Pseudoephedrine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Fexofenadine-Pseudoephedrine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 22
Usually 4
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 27
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 5
< $25 8
Not specified 9

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fexofenadine-Pseudoephedrine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Desloratadine (Clarinex) 1
Zyrtec-D 1
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5 patient evaluations for Fexofenadine-Pseudoephedrine

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chrissysaurus
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chrissysaurus
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 31y
  • Duration: 12 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
41 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

See chrissysaurus's full Fexofenadine-Pseudoephedrine history

Mar 5, 2014 (Started Mar 02, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Allergies)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sinus congestion)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Nasal congestion)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Elevated blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg-120 mg Daily

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aubri328
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aubri328
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See aubri328's full Fexofenadine-Pseudoephedrine history

Oct 15, 2013 (Started Oct 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Allergies)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Sinus congestion)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Seasonal allergy symptoms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg-120 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 18, 2013 (Started Oct 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Allergies)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sinus congestion)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Seasonal allergy symptoms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg-120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this medication is available OTC and can be combined with Claritin Day/night for severe allergy season- TALK with your DR.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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71mgb
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71mgb
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: Some
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: some
Description:F69y
CFS:?y
FM:16y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See 71mgb's full Fexofenadine-Pseudoephedrine history

Nov 28, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Allergies)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Allergies interfere with breathing which alters oxygen intake which can increase sense of or actual pain and fatigue. Being able to mange breathing is crucial to a sense of wellbeing and to good functioning throughout the day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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