Before using fexofenadine, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if
you have kidney disease. You may not be able to use fexofenadine, or you may need a
dosage adjustment or special tests during treatment.
This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are
pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether
fexofenadine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby.
use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a
baby. Fexofenadine tablets and capsules may be used to treat seasonal allergy
symptoms in children who are at least 6 years old. Fexofenadine oral suspension (liquid)
may be used in children ages 2 through 11. When treating chronic idiopathic urticaria,
the liquid may be used in children as young as 2 months old.
Fruit juices and certain antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb fexofenadine.
Do not take fexofenadine with fruit juice (such as apple, orange, or grapefruit).
Do not take an antacid that contains aluminum or magnesium within 15 minutes before
or after you take fexofenadine. This includes:
- Milk of Magnesia
- Pepcid Complete
- and others
Avoid taking any other antihistamines unless your doctor has told you to.