Aerius 5 mg
- Brand: MSD
- Product Code: MSD_AR
- Availability: In Stock
Contain the active ingredient : Fexofenadine Hydrochloride which is a type of medicine called a non-sedating antihistamine. It works by preventing the actions of histamine - a substance produced by the body when it reacts to a foreign substance such as pollen or pet fur (an allergen). Histamine acts on histamine receptors, causing a chain reaction that results in allergic symptoms.
In allergic reactions like hay fever, histamine causes inflammation of the nose, eyes or airways, resulting in itchy, watery eyes, a runny, blocked or itchy nose and sneezing. In allergic skin reactions histamine causes skin inflammation, rashes and itching.
Fexofenadine blocks histamine receptors and so stops the chain reaction that causes the symptoms of the allergy. It usually starts to work within half an hour to an hour after taking a dose.
Fexofenadine also helps relieve a type of itchy skin rash called chronic idiopathic urticaria. This is similar to the nettle-type rash or hives that you can get with an allergic reaction, but has no apparent cause. Blocking the actions of histamine relieves the itching and reduces the rash associated with this condition.
What is it used for?
Treating hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) in adults and children aged six years and over.
Treating a long-term itchy nettle-type rash or hives (chronic idiopathic urticaria) in adults and adolescents aged 12 years and over.
Size : 10 tablets / box