Fexofenadine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.
Fexofenadine is used to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies (hay fever) in adults and children.
Fexofenadine is also used to treat skin itching and hives caused by a condition called chronic idiopathic urticaria in adults and children.
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You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking fexofenadine:
feeling of warmth, redness of the face, neck, arms and occasionally, upper chest
large, hive-like swelling on face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
shortness of breath, difficult or labored breathing
Some of the side effects that can occur with fexofenadine may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:
body aches or pain
difficulty with moving
loss of voice
muscle aching or cramping
muscle pains or stiffness
pain in arms or legs
pain or tenderness around eyes or cheekbones
painful menstrual bleeding
redness or swelling in ear
ringing or buzzing in ears
runny or stuffy nose
sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
unusual feeling of tiredness or weakness
viral infection (such as cold and flu)
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