Fexofenadine vs Hydroxyzine

Fexofenadine
(OTC)
Hydroxyzine
(Rx)
Fexofenadine is a systemic antihistamine.
Hydroxyzine is an anxiety medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.8
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Allergy
2.6
Concern level
2.0
Helpfulness
for Allergy
3.9
Concern level
1.4
Approval Date
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Not Available
August 24, 1979
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
3,690 Discussions
18,122 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#2 for Itching
#3 for Hives
Fexofenadine is approved for Allergy, Itching and Seasonal Allergies and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Hives, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Itching
#3 for Allergy
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Sedation
#6 for Nausea
#7 for Hives
#8 for Sedative
#9 for Eczema
#10 for Vomiting
#11 for GAD
Hydroxyzine is prescribed for Anxiety, Itching, Allergy, Insomnia and Sedation and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Fex
Dry Mouth
2
Depression
2
Peptic Ulcer
2
Weight Gain
1
Wheezing
1
Itchy Eyes
1
Fungal Infection
1
Watery Eyes
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Chest Infection
1
Hyd
Weight Gain
3
Euphoria
3
Dry Mouth
3
Migraines
1
Nightmares
1
Weight Loss
1
Hallucinations
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Low Blood Pressure
1
Twitching
1
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Dry Mouth
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Depression
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Hyd
2
0
Peptic Ulcer
Fex
Hyd
2
0
Weight Gain
Fex
Hyd
1
3
Wheezing
Fex
Hyd
1
0
Itchy Eyes
Fex
Hyd
1
0
Fungal Infection
Fex
Hyd
1
0
Watery Eyes
Fex
Hyd
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Fex
Hyd
1
1
Chest Infection
Fex
Hyd
1
0
Weight Gain
Hyd
Fex
3
1
Euphoria
Hyd
Fex
3
0
Dry Mouth
Hyd
Fex
3
2
Migraines
Hyd
Fex
1
0
Nightmares
Hyd
Fex
1
0
Weight Loss
Hyd
Fex
1
0
Hallucinations
Hyd
Fex
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Hyd
Fex
1
1
Low Blood Pressure
Hyd
Fex
1
0
Twitching
Hyd
Fex
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Fexofenadine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Fexofenadine and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Hydroxyzine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 30 mg, 60 mg, 180 mg
Capsule: 60 mg
Suspension: 30 mg/5 mL
No methods of use & dosage information found
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may decrease drug effect. , Avoid drinking grapefruit, orange or apple juice with drug because fruit juices may alter absorption.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Fexofenadine Hcl
Hydroxyzine Hcl, Hydroxyzine Pamoate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Fexofenadine and Hydroxyzine: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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