Glenfine 120mg (Fexofenadine)
Glenfine 120mg (Fexofenadine) 10 Tablets/Strip
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Glenfine general information
What is Glenfine used for?
Glenfine tablets 120mg are used to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergy to pollen, also known as hay fever, and perennial allergy, such as allergy to animal fur, mould and house dust mites, which both cause allergic rhinitis with symptoms including nasal congestion, runny itchy nose, sneezing, tearing, itchy, red, and puffy eyes and problems sleeping. Glenfine tablets 120mg are also used to relieve symptoms of allergic skin conditions like urticaria (hives), which is an allergic reaction of the skin, usually to a medicine, food, a bee or wasp sting, or direct contact with an allergen like latex; or chronic urticaria, which is often due to autoimmune disease, and appears as red, raised, itchy lumps on the skin. Glenfine tablets 120mg relieve symptoms of an allergic reaction but do not cure the allergy.
How does Glenfine work?
Glenfine tablets 120mg contain the antihistamine fexofenadine, which blocks the action of histamine, a chemical that is released from mast cells, which are involved in allergic reactions. Histamine binds to the H1 receptor in small blood vessels causing them to leak, allowing white blood cells and blood proteins into the tissues to respond to allergens like pollen, causing tissue swelling and irritation. Fexofenadine in Glenfine tablets 120mg is an H1 receptor antagonist, and by blocking histamine binding to its receptor Glenfine tablets 10mg reduce the symptoms of allergic rhinitis caused by the actions of histamine, like nasal congestion, itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing, or the symptoms of urticaria (hives), like red, raised, itchy lumps on the skin. Glenfine tablets 120mg have a long-lasting effect and are non sedative, (does not cause drowsiness), because the receptor binding action of fexofenadine is specific to peripheral H1 receptors in blood vessels rather than the H1 receptors in the central nervous system.
What does Glenfine contain?
Glenfine tablets 120mg contain the active ingredient fexofenadine, an antihistamine used to reduce symptoms of allergic rhinitis or urticaria (hives).
Treating allergy with Glenfine
Glenfine tablets 120mg contain fexofenadine, an antihistamine that is used to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergy like hay fever, or perennial allergy caused by allergens such as animal fur, mould and house dust mites. Glenfine tablets 120mg are also used to relieve symptoms of allergic skin conditions like urticaria or hives. Fexofenadine in Glenfine tablets 120mg blocks the action of histamine, a chemical released during allergic reactions in response to allergens like pollen, which causes small blood vessels to leak, allowing white blood cells and blood proteins into the tissues, resulting in tissue swelling and irritation. This action of Fexofenadine in Glenfine tablets 120mg reduces the symptoms caused by the actions of histamine, like nasal congestion, itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing in allergic rhinitis, and red, raised, itchy lumps on the skin in urticaria. Glenfine tablets 120mg have a long-lasting effect and are non-sedative, (does not cause drowsiness), because fexofenadine binds to specific to histamine (H1) receptors in blood vessels rather than in the central nervous system.
What are the side effects of Glenfine?
The most commonly reported side effects when taking Glenfine tablets 120mg include fatigue, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea and headache.
When should Glenfine not be used?
You should not use Glenfine tablets 120mg if you:
- are allergic to fexofenadine or any ingredients in Glenfine
- are pregnant or are breastfeeding, without discussion with your doctor
- have taken an antacid containing aluminium and magnesium hydroxide within 2 hours
- are taking medications like the antifungal ketoconazole, the antibiotic erythromycin or cimetidine for peptic ulcers, which may increase the blood levels of fexofenadine
How should Glenfine be taken?
You should take your Glenfine tablets 120mg with a glass of water once or twice daily with or without food. The dose you take and how often depends on what you are being treated for and your doctor’s recommendations. You should continue to take your Glenfine tablets 120mg for as long as recommended by your health professional.
How long should you take Glenfine?
You should continue to take your Glenfine tablets 120mg for as long as recommended by your health professional.
Missed dose of Glenfine
If you miss a dose of Glenfine tablets 120mg take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
How should Glenfine be stored?
You should store your Glenfine tablets 120mg below 25°C in a cool dry place and keep protected from direct sunlight.