Fexofenadine 180 mg Tablets
Healthcare providers often recommend fexofenadine (Allegra®) for the treatment of seasonal allergies. The medication is also approved to treat chronic hives and itching. It is available in several forms and strengths, including:
- 30 mg tablets
- 60 mg tablets
- 180 mg tablets
- ODT 30 mg (orally disintegrating) tablets
- Oral suspension, which contains 30 mg of medication per 5 mL or per teaspoonful.
The recommended dosage for your situation may vary based on several factors, including your age and the severity of your symptoms.
Adults and children over the age of 12 may start with either 60 mg fexofenadine tablets (one tablet, twice daily) or 180 mg fexofenadine tablets (one tablet, once daily).
Younger children may need to take the orally disintegrating tablets or oral suspension. For children 2 to 11 years of age, the recommended dose is 30 mg twice a day (one teaspoonful of the oral suspension for those under six years old). For children six months up to two years old, the recommended dose is fexofenadine 15 mg (half a teaspoonful) twice daily.
Fexofenadine should be used only with a healthcare provider's approval and supervision for children under two years of age (for allergy treatment) or under six years of age (for hives treatment).
(Click Dosing With Fexofenadine for other important dosing tips and precautions.)