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Fexofenadrine - side effects?

(11 Posts)
Katymac Sun 07-Jun-15 15:03:15

Are there any side effects to taking this fairly long term?

I've had an odd side effect (not seemingly in the paperwork) that is quite beneficial & I don't want to build my hopes up if I can only take it sporadically or occasionally

KatharineClifton Sun 07-Jun-15 15:06:42

Do you mean Fexofenadine/Telfast? If so then I've taken it for years, mostly in summer but sometimes throughout year with no side-effects.

Katymac Sun 07-Jun-15 15:09:42

Oh lovely

That sounds good

DoItTooJulia Sun 07-Jun-15 15:12:22

This is my second summer on it and I have no side effects. And I can walk past someone mowing a lawn without being reduced to a snivelling, red eyed wreck! Amazing stuff!

Katymac Sun 07-Jun-15 15:23:56

Sounding better all the time

KatharineClifton Sun 07-Jun-15 15:29:04

I'm curious as to the magic side effect now though?

Katymac Sun 07-Jun-15 15:34:02

I have IBS & I have a majorly restricted diet

When I am taking it - I get almost constipated which tbh is fabulous and means I can eat a less restricted diet

KatharineClifton Sun 07-Jun-15 15:37:54

Good stuff. Funnily enough I was reading about food intolerances and was very surprised to find there is a wide range of histamine producing foods!

Katymac Sun 07-Jun-15 15:50:43

I guess I'd better start reading up about it

I didn't even know it was a possible 'thing'

Can I buy them over the counter?

NCIS Mon 08-Jun-15 22:04:11

They are prescription only, never had that side effect , or any other to be honest and I take them all year round.

Katymac Tue 09-Jun-15 17:47:28

I rang the surgery & I can have another months worth; but might have to see the GP after that

Can I get into trouble for taking things for what they aren't used for?

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