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Allegra Fexofenadine

Allegra Fexofenadine

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NURS 1566 Clinical Form 3: Clinical Medications Worksheets
(You will need to make additional copies of these forms)Generic NameFexofenadineTrade NameAllegraClassificationAntihistaminesDose180 mgRoutePOTime/frequencyQ dayPeak 2-3 hoursOnsetWithin one hour Duration12-24 hours Normal dosage range60 mg twice daily or 180 mg once dailyWhy is your patient getting this medicationManagement of chronic idiopathic urticariaFor IV meds, compatibility with IV drips and/or solutions N/AMechanism of action and indications(Why med ordered)Antagonizes the effects of histamine at peripheralhistamine-1 (H
1
) receptors, including pruritus andurticaria. Also has a drying effect on the nasalmucosa.
 
Indicated to relieve symptoms of seasonalallergic rhinitis and for the management of chronicidiopathic urticaria.
Nursing Implications (what to focus on)
Contraindications/warnings/interactions.contraindicated in hypersensitivity. Use cautiously if there isimpared renal function.Common side effects No common side effects
 
Interactions with other patient drugs, OTC or herbalmedicines (ask patient specifically)Apple, orange, and grapefruit juice decreaseabsorption and may decrease effectivenessLab value alterations caused by medicineWill cause false-negative reactions on allergy skin tests;discontinue 3 days before testingBe sure to teach the patient the following about thismedicationh cae  poessional i sym ptoms  pesist.

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