Can you buy fexofenadine over the counter?
In the UK, you can buy fexofenadine over the counter in certain dosages. Fexofenadine 120mg is available over the counter, however, Fexofenadine 180mg tablets are a prescription-only medicine(POM).
For pediatric patients, dosages of 30mg-60mg daily are most common, both 30mg-60mg dosages for children are prescription only.
As with any medicine, it's important you're buying from a reputable source and it's vital you read the patient information leaflet(PIL) before beginning treatment.
What is Fexofenadine Hydrochloride?
Fexofenadine hydrochloride is a second-generation antihistamine, meaning they are less likely to cause sedation-related side effects such as headaches, nausea, and vomiting. The active ingredient ‘fexofenadine hydrochloride’ can be purchased in the option of fexofenadine 120mg tablets or fexofenadine 180mg tablets. Fexofenadine is prescribed to treat symptoms of seasonal allergies such as:
- Seasonal allergic rhinitis
- Hay fever
- Conjunctivitis(inflammation/infection of the eye)
- Reactions to insect bites and stings
Fexofenadine is an effective antihistamine, especially if you have previously tried other non-prescription antihistamines that had no results. Fexofenadine can be taken alongside a nasal spray for hay fever and eye drops when necessary.
Fexofenadine is the generic version of the branded medicine Telfast, you can buy Fexofenadine and buy Telfast safely and conveniently at Meds for Less. Alternative antihistamines such as Phenergan are also available to purchase following a short-text-based consultation with a prescriber.
How do I use Fexofenadine?
For allergic rhinitis, your doctor may suggest that you take a dose of Fexofenadine only when needed to reduce the occasional allergy symptoms.
Your doctor may also suggest that you take a dose if you anticipate that you will get the symptoms of hay fever, such as when you became aware that there is an impending high pollen count. If the symptoms of allergic rhinitis are more persistent or frequent, your doctor may recommend that you take Fexofenadine regularly every day during the pollen season in order to prevent your symptoms.
For chronic urticaria, your doctor will ask you to regularly take a dose every day for a certain period of time until the rash shows improvement.
Fexofenadine tablets should be swallowed whole with a sip of water before you eat your meal. This medication is most effective if taken every day for persistent symptoms of allergic reactions. Do not double the dose of Fexofenadine if you miss a dose. Do not compensate for a missed dose.
How long does Fexofenadine take to work?
Fexofenadine blocks the histamine receptors and effectively stops the chain reaction that causes the allergy symptoms. Fexofenadine usually starts becoming effective within half an hour to an hour after taking a dose.
Buy Fexofenadine Online
You can safely buy Fexofenadine online at Meds for Less. You will first need to have an online consultation with an independent prescriber before your order is supplied. The online consultation will ensure that Fexofenadine is the right medication for your medical condition.
Whilst some retailers offer Fexofenadine 120mg boots, for example, Meds for Less provides customers with a wider range of options, including both 120mg and 180mg dosages. With Meds for Less, you have the flexibility to choose the dosage that best suits your needs, ensuring a more personalized and satisfactory experience.