Fexigra Suspension for children: uses, dosages, FAQ

Fexigra Suspension is a non-drowsy, anti-allergic OTC drug suitable for children from 2 to 11 years old. Each 5ml of Fexigra Suspension contains 30mg of Fexofenadine Hydrochloride. Fexigra is used to relieve symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis such as sneezing, itchy, runny or blocked nose/palate/throat, itchy/watery/red eyes. Fexigra Suspension is also used to  relieve symptoms associated with chronic idiopathic urticaria such as itching, swelling and rashes.

Dosage and administration 

For Hay Fever/Allergic Rhinitis:

  • Children 2 – 5 years old: 5 mL (equivalent to 30 mg) of Fexigra Oral Liquid, twice daily, when required.
  • Children 6 – 11 years old: 5 mL (equivalent to 30 mg) of Fexigra Oral Liquid, when required.

For Hives/Nettle Rash:

  • Children 6 – 23 months old: 2.5 mL (equivalent to 15 mg) of Fexigra Oral Liquid twice daily, when required.
  • Children 2 – 5 years old: 5 mL (equivalent to 30 mg) of Fexigra Oral Liquid twice daily, when required. 
  • Children 6 – 11 years old: 5 mL (equivalent to 30 mg) of Fexigra Oral Liquid, when required.
  • For children 12 years of age or older and adults, please refer to Fexofenadine tablets.

The efficacy and safety of fexofenadine hydrochloride have not been established in children under 2 years of age for seasonal allergic rhinitis and under 6 months of age for chronic idiopathic urticaria.

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How to give Fexigra suspension to your child?

  • Measure Fexigra Oral Liquid with the measuring device and give to your child. 
  • Fexigra may be taken with or without food.
  • The duration of treatment depends on the type and duration of your complaint. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about how long to give Fexigra to your child. 
  • Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if Fexigra does not relieve your child’s symptoms. Do not give extra oral liquid to your child

Possible side effects

All medicines can cause side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. Your child may need medical treatment if they get some of the side effects. Although most children will not experience any, some of the side effects that may occur with Fexigra are: 

  • Headache.
  • Tiredness.
  • Nausea.
  • Dizziness.
  • drowsiness. 

While your child is being given Fexigra 

Things you must do:

  • Tell all the doctors, dentists and pharmacists who are treating your child that your child is being given Fexigra. 
  • If your child is about to be started on any new medicine, tell your pharmacist or doctor that your child is being given Fexigra. 
  • If your child is to have surgery that needs a general anaesthetic, tell the doctor or dentist that your child is being given this medicine.

Things you must not do

  • Do not give your child more than the recommended dose unless your pharmacist or doctor tells you to. 
  • Do not give this medicine to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as your child’s.
  • Do not use this medicine to treat any other complaints unless your pharmacist or doctor tells you to.
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