Fexodine Suspension for children: uses, dosages, FAQ

Fexodine Suspension is a non-drowsy, anti-allergic OTC drug suitable for children from 2 to 11 years old. Each 5ml of Fexodine Suspension contains 30mg of Fexofenadine Hydrochloride. Fexodine is used to relieve symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis such as sneezing, itchy, runny or blocked nose/palate/throat, itchy/watery/red eyes. Fexodine 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 Fexodine Oral Liquid, twice daily, when required.
  • Children 6 – 11 years old: 5 mL (equivalent to 30 mg) of Fexodine Oral Liquid, when required.

For Hives/Nettle Rash:

  • Children 6 – 23 months old: 2.5 mL (equivalent to 15 mg) of Fexodine Oral Liquid twice daily, when required.
  • Children 2 – 5 years old: 5 mL (equivalent to 30 mg) of Fexodine Oral Liquid twice daily, when required. 
  • Children 6 – 11 years old: 5 mL (equivalent to 30 mg) of Fexodine 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 Fexodine suspension to your child?

  • Measure Fexodine Oral Liquid with the measuring device and give to your child. 
  • Fexodine 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 Fexodine to your child. 
  • Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if Fexodine 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 Fexodine are: 

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

While your child is being given Fexodine 

Things you must do:

  • Tell all the doctors, dentists and pharmacists who are treating your child that your child is being given Fexodine. 
  • If your child is about to be started on any new medicine, tell your pharmacist or doctor that your child is being given Fexodine. 
  • 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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