Fexofenadine 60 mg Tablets
Fexofenadine (Allegra®) is a nonprescription medicine licensed for the treatment of seasonal allergies and chronic hives and itching. It comes in several different forms and strengths (some appropriate for young children), including:
- 30 mg fexofenadine tablets
- 60 mg fexofenadine tablets
- 180 mg fexofenadine tablets
- ODT (orally disintegrating) 30 mg fexofenadine tablets
- Oral suspension, which contains 30 mg of medication per 5 mL or per teaspoonful.
Adults and children 12 years old and older being treated for allergies may take either the 60 mg tablets (one tablet, twice a day) or the 180 mg tablets (one tablet, once daily).
The recommended fexofenadine dosage for children 6 to 11 years old is 30 mg twice a day (which can be taken as orally disintegrating tablets or oral suspension). For children two to five years old, the recommended dose is 30 mg (5 mL or one teaspoonful) of the oral suspension twice daily. Children six months up to two years old may take 15 mg (2.5 mL or half a teaspoonful) twice daily.
However, 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 suggestions on when and how to take fexofenadine, dosing guidelines for people with kidney disease, and more.)