Fexofenadine Generic

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    Generic for Allegra
    60 tablets $10.5 USD
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Do you need a prescription for fexofenadine?

Yes, fexofenadine is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is fexofenadine without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase fexofenadine, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for fexofenadine in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a fexofenadine savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your fexofenadine with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a fexofenadine coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide fexofenadine coupons or FREE fexofenadine samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for fexofenadine in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much fexofenadine?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using fexofenadine. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much fexofenadine. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic fexofenadine?

Generic fexofenadine refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of fexofenadine

Fexofenadine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of allergy symptoms, including hay fever (allergic rhinitis) and hives (urticaria).

Active ingredient of fexofenadine

The active ingredient of fexofenadine is fexofenadine hydrochloride (fexofenadine hcl).

US brand name of fexofenadine and manufacturer

Fexofenadine is available under various brand names in the US, including Allegra. These medications are manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies.

UK brand name of fexofenadine and manufacturer

In the UK, fexofenadine is available under various brand names, and the manufacturers may vary.

Prescription requirement for fexofenadine

Fexofenadine is available over the counter in the US, and a prescription (Rx) is not required. In the UK, fexofenadine is also available over-the-counter without a prescription.

Availability of fexofenadine in the UK with NHS prescription

Fexofenadine is available without an NHS prescription in the UK.

Conditions treated by fexofenadine

Fexofenadine is used to relieve symptoms of hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) and allergic reactions, such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, and itching of the nose or throat. It can also be used to alleviate symptoms of chronic hives (chronic idiopathic urticaria).

How does fexofenadine work?

Fexofenadine is an antihistamine medication that works by blocking the effects of histamine, a substance produced by the body in response to allergic reactions. By inhibiting histamine, fexofenadine helps relieve allergy symptoms.

Forms of fexofenadine available

Fexofenadine is available in the form of oral tablets, capsules, or oral suspension.

Dosage of fexofenadine

The dosage of fexofenadine may vary depending on the age, weight, and specific condition being treated. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided on the product packaging or as directed by a healthcare professional.

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Directions for fexofenadine use

Fexofenadine should be taken exactly as directed on the product packaging or as advised by a healthcare professional. It is usually taken once or twice daily with or without food. The oral suspension should be shaken well before each use.

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).

Warnings and precautions for fexofenadine

  • Fexofenadine may cause drowsiness in some individuals. It is important to assess your response to the medication before engaging in activities that require alertness
  • It may interact with certain medications, including ketoconazole, erythromycin, and certain antacids. It is important to inform the healthcare provider about all medications being taken to avoid adverse events
  • Fexofenadine is not to be taken with fruit juices such as apple, orange, or grapefruit juice because it could decrease the absorption of the drug

Drug interactions

  • Be cautious when taking fexofenadine alongside antacids containing aluminium or magnesium, as this can reduce the absorption of the medication. Additionally, avoid combining it with erythromycin or ketoconazole, as they may increase its levels in your body
  • If you are taking medications that have a sedating effect such as opioids or benzodiazepines, exercise caution when using fexofenadine to prevent excessive drowsiness. Furthermore, consult your healthcare provider before using certain antidepressants (MAO inhibitors) concurrently with fexofenadine, to minimize the risk of serotonin syndrome
  • Dosage adjustments required when taking certain medications concomitantly: It is crucial to adjust your dosage of fexofenadine if you are also on kidney disease medications like cimetidine. Moreover, inform your doctor about any blood pressure-lowering drugs you take so they can monitor and modify your dose accordingly for optimal effectiveness

Use of fexofenadine during pregnancy

Fexofenadine is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. However, consultation with a healthcare provider is necessary to assess the potential risks and benefits in individual cases.

Use of fexofenadine while breastfeeding

Fexofenadine is excreted into breast milk in small amounts. It is generally considered safe to use while breastfeeding. However, consultation with a healthcare provider is necessary to discuss the potential risks and benefits in individual cases.

Possible side effects of fexofenadine

In clinical trials common adverse effects of fexofenadine may include headache, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, and dry mouth. Serious side effects are rare but can include allergic reactions, fast or irregular heartbeat, and difficulty urinating.

Similar drugs to fexofenadine

Other second-generation antihistamines used to treat allergy symptoms include cetirizine, loratadine, and desloratadine.



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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