fexofenadine(redirected from fexofenadine hydrochloride)
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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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