Fexofenadine is a antihistamine which works by blocking a substance in the body called and is used to treat seasonal allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat, or watery eyes.
It is best not to consume alcohol while using this drug as side effects if present will worsen.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
It is suggested that before taking this or any other drug you have a frank and honest discussion with your physician as to your drinking habits. This may be difficult as many alcoholics are in a state of denial as to their drinking habits.
I have also noticed that many alcoholics are not subject to the morning after illness that most of us suffer through when we drink too much. Severe alcoholics usually find if they feel “shakey” in the morning, a drink will make them feel more normal.
Consult with your physician before starting the drug, if you are pregnant, breast feeding or planning on becoming pregnant, if taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation or diet supplement, you have allergies to medicines, food or other substances, you have kidney problems or trouble urinating.
Less serious side effectsare dizziness, headache or stomach upset.If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effectsare severe allergic reactions, rash, hives, itching, difficult breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, earache, fever, coughing or vomiting.If these occur get emergency medical aid.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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