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
) 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