Generic name: fexofenadine (FEX oh FEN a deen)
Brand name: Allegra, Aller-Ease, Children's Allegra Allergy, Mucinex Allergy, Wal-Fex
Drug class: Antihistamines
What is Wal-Fex?
There are many brands and forms of fexofenadine available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet.
Wal-Fex may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Do not take Wal-Fex with fruit juice (such as apple, orange, or grapefruit).
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Wal-Fex if you are allergic to it.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if Wal-Fex is safe to use if you have:
Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of this medicine. If you are 65 or older, ask a doctor before taking Wal-Fex.
This medicine may contain phenylalanine. Tell your doctor if you have phenylketonuria (PKU).
How should I take Wal-Fex?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.
Always follow directions on the medicine label about giving cough or cold medicine to a child.
Ask a doctor before giving Wal-Fex liquid to a child younger than 2 years old.
The disintegrating (melting) tablets are not for use in a child younger than 6 years old.
The 12-hour and 24-hour forms of Wal-Fex are not for use in a child younger than 12 years old.
Take this medicine only with water.
Take the disintegrating tablet on an empty stomach.
Shake the oral suspension (liquid) before you measure a dose. Use the dosing cup provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).
Remove an orally disintegrating tablet from the package only when you are ready to take the medicine. Place the tablet on your tongue and allow it to dissolve, without chewing. Swallow several times as the tablet dissolves.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse.
Store Wal-Fex in its original package at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Do not allow liquid medicine to freeze.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since allergy medicine is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. Skip any missed dose if it's almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include dry mouth, dizziness, or drowsiness.
What should I avoid while taking Wal-Fex?
Do not take Wal-Fex with fruit juice (such as apple, orange, or grapefruit). These juices can make it harder for your body to absorb this medicine.
Avoid taking an antacid within 2 hours before or after you take Wal-Fex. Certain antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb Wal-Fex.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using other cough or cold medicines that may contain similar ingredients.
Wal-Fex side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using Wal-Fex and call your doctor at once if you have:
flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, unusual tiredness);
new or worsening cough;
signs of an ear infection--fever, ear pain or full feeling, trouble hearing, drainage from the ear, fussiness in a child.
Common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other drugs will affect Wal-Fex?
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using Wal-Fex with any other medications, especially:
More about fexofenadine
- Side Effects
- During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding
- Dosage Information
- Patient Tips
- Drug Images
- Drug Interactions
- Pricing & Coupons
- 152 Reviews
- Drug class: antihistamines
- Drug Information
- Fexofenadine (Advanced Reading)
- Fexofenadine Orally Disintegrating Tablets
- Fexofenadine Tablets
- Fexofenadine Oral Suspension
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