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Rapido
( Capsule )

Composition:
Rapido CapsulesEach capsule contains:
Fexofenadine hydrochloride...........120 or 180mg.

Properties:
Fexofenadine is a new generation antihistamine which acts selectively on peripheral H1receptors. Fexofenadine is an active metabolite of terfenadine. it has rapid and long lasting effect, with no sedative or ant cholinergic effect. It is rapidly absorbed with peak plasma concentration after 1_3 hour . it has a half life of 11-15 hour. Fexofenadine undergoes minor metabolism as its substance is detected in urine and faeces.

Indications:
Symptomatic treatment of allergic disorders requiring treatment with antihistamine (H1 blocker) e.g. Dermatitis, Urticaria, Allergic rhinitis, Sinusitis & other allergic conditions.

Contraindications:
Hypersensitivity to Fexofenadine hydrochloride.
Children under 12 years old.

Dosage & route of administration & duration:
For adults and children over 12 years old: One capsule daily or as directed by physician.

Drug interaction:
Antacids containing aluminum and magnesium hydroxide reduce absorption of Fexofenadine.
Erythromycin or ketoconazole increases the level of Fexofenadine 2-3 times, but with no effect on QT interval.
Omeprazole was found to have to have no significant interaction with Fexofenadine

In pregnancy:
 Preferably not to be used in pregnancy, though extensive studies revealed no teratogenic effect on animals.

In lactation:
Not recommended in lactating females.

Side effects:
Headache, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue may appear in rare cases.

Storage:
Keep at temperature not exceeding 30°C.

Presentation:
Box of 10 capsules 120,180 mg.

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