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 56 21
Allergic rhinitis 12 4
Sinus congestion 5 4
Perennial allergy 3 4
Sinus infection (sinusitis) 3 1

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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
0
Moderate
2
Mild
6
None
22

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 3
60-120 mg daily 2
180-240 mg daily 1
2 x 60 mg-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 4
Other 4
Course of treatment ended 2
Side effects too severe 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Personal research 1
See all 21 patients who've stopped taking Fexofenadine-Pseudoephedrine

Duration

Currently taking Fexofenadine-Pseudoephedrine

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Fexofenadine-Pseudoephedrine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 24
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 29
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 5
< $25 9
Not specified 10

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fexofenadine-Pseudoephedrine after stopping:

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

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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