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Just been prescribedFexofenadine Hydrochloride180 mg tabs for

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Just been prescribedFexofenadine Hydrochloride180 mg tabs for itching ... But they re huge , I had to cut it in half for fear of choking
This itching started 3 weeks ago after an Angiogram , when the hospital stopped aspirin and prescribed Losarton Pottassium50 mg Could this bethe reason for the awful itching please
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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many people can be allergic to IV contrast dye after an angiogram procedure.

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this allergy can cause symptoms of itching.

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the fexofenadine is Allegra, a second generation allergy medication antihistamine.

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which can help block this allergic reaction.

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I bet it was the dye from the angiogram procedure which has caused the itching and not the losartan.

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is the fexofenadine helping the itching?

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another option is to take benadryl 25-50mg at night time to help stop the itching, but benadryl can cause more sleepiness side effects

JACUSTOMER-9qbi7vac- : I ve taken my first one this morning , but I had to cut in half for fear of choking !!! Will this affect it's performance , and is it safe to do so. I takeOmpeprosol I don t feel so uncomfortable now as I did earlier , just hope there are no side effects
Dr. David :

it is safe to cut fexofenadine in 1/2 that is fine.

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it will not affect its performance.

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it is a large pill, usually a large pink pill.

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you mean Omeprazole?

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to block stomach acid?

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omeprazole is safe to take with fexofenadine.

JACUSTOMER-9qbi7vac- : Yes that s fine then yes Omeprazole , sorry spelt it wrongly what about side effects please ?
Dr. David :

side effects of fexofenadine?

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common side effects are headaches, upset stomach, fever, cough, diarrhea,

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runny nose

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but many people don't get these side effects.

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JACUSTOMER-9qbi7vac- : Oh dear , hope not ... I ve got the dreaded chesty cough at the moment my husband is in a nursing home , so I was sure to get it , as every one there has got it
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I see.

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I hope you don't get the cough as well.

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