For the treatment of seasonal allergies, year-round allergies, or allergic skin reactions, the recommended dose of fexofenadine for adults and children 12 years of age and older is 60 mg every 12 hours or 120 mg once daily. For people with kidney disease, the usual starting dose is 60 mg taken by mouth once daily.
Fexofenadine may be taken with or without food. Avoid prolonged use of this medication, unless recommended by a doctor.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue on with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.