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When and How Do I Take It?

General considerations for when and how to take fexofenadine include the following:
  • The medication comes in tablets, orally disintegrating tablets (ODTs), and oral suspension (liquid). It is taken by mouth, usually once or twice daily.
  • The orally disintegrating tablets rapidly dissolve on the tongue. Be sure to swallow (either with or without water) after the tablet has dissolved.
  • Be sure to shake the oral suspension well just before each dose.
  • You can take both the tablets and oral suspension forms with or without food. However, the orally disintegrating tablets should be taken on an empty stomach.
  • It is best to take fexofenadine with water. Taking it with fruit juice may decrease the absorption of the drug, perhaps making it less effective. 


Dosing Information

The recommended dose of fexofenadine will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • The severity of your symptoms
  • Other medical conditions you have
  • Other medications you are taking.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Dosing With Fexofenadine for more information about the appropriate doses for adults and children.)

Drug Interactions

Several medications may potentially interact with fexofenadine (see Drug Interactions With Fexofenadine for more information).
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