Fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine is a combination medicine that is used for the treatment of common hay fever symptoms. By blocking the effects of histamine and decreasing the swelling in the nasal passages, the medication is effective in relieving symptoms such as sneezing; nasal congestion; runny nose; and itchy, watery, or red eyes. The nonprescription drug comes in tablet form and is available in several strengths, including fexofenadine 60 mg and pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 120 mg, as well as fexofenadine 180 mg and pseudoephedrine hydrochloride 240 mg.
What Is Fexofenadine and Pseudoephedrine?
Fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine (Allegra-D®) is a nonprescription medication that is used to treat seasonal allergies (hay fever). This medication was originally available only with a prescription; however, as of March 2011, the medication is available without a prescription.
Like all nonprescription medications that contain pseudoephedrine, this product can be purchased only "behind the counter." This means that it can be purchased only from pharmacies, and it is stored in the actual pharmacy, not out with other nonprescription products. You must present valid identification, and your purchase will be logged in a special logbook. There is a limit to how much pseudoephedrine (in any product) you can purchase per day and per month.
Fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine is manufactured by sanofi-aventis Pharmaceuticals.
Prasco Laboratories. Prasco enters into agreements with sanofi-aventis U.S. to provide sales support and distribution services for authorized generic versions under the Winthrop label in U.S. (11/2/2009). Prasco Web site. Available at: http://www.prasco.com/default.asp?contentID=131. Accessed November 6, 2009.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/.
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