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A nonsedating antihistamine, C32H39NO4, used in its chloride form to treat allergic rhinitis and allergic skin disorders.

[Alteration of carboxyterfenadine (perhaps influenced by phenyl) : carboxy- + terfenadine, an antihistamine (ter(tiary) + alteration of phen(yl) + alteration of (piper)idine).]
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n fexofenadina
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Telfast and Plavix are the lifesaver medicines for hypertension well known to the diabetic patients.
Second-generation antihistamines are loratadine (Clarityne), desloratadine (Dese-lex), fexofenadine (Telfast), levocetiri-zine dihydrochloride (Xyzal) and certirizine (Zyrtec).
Research: A prospective, randomized, double-blind, parallel group comparison study of butterbur extract (Ze 339; 8 mg total petasine; one tablet thrice-daily), fexofenadine (Telfast 180, one tablet once-daily) and placebo was conducted in 330 patients.
Combination drugs containing antihistamines and decongestants (such as Telfast Decongestant, Clarinase) provide greater symptomatic relief than antihistamines alone, particularly when nasal congestion is a major problem.