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Novahist 180 mg

(Fexofenadine HCl)

The Best Cure to Your Allergies

Is seasonal rhinitis or perennial allergy making life difficult for you? Do anti-allergy medicines fail to curb symptoms and affect your daytime activity? Time to switch to a better alternative – Novahist®.

We manufacture Novahist® keeping recurrent allergy and stubborn symptoms in mind. It provides prompt relief, i.e., within 5 minutes. That too without making you sleepy.

We manufacture Novahist® in three strengths which are prescribed according to your doctor’s recommendation.

Novahist® is far more effective and safe than other anti-allergics (loratidine, cetrizine). Furthermore, it is available in two types Novahist® & Novahist®-D tablets.

Active Ingredients

  • Novahist® – contains fexofenadine hydrochloride which acts as non-drowsy anti-allergic.
  • Novahist-D – contains Fexofenadine hydrochloride (outer layer) plus pseudoephedrine HCl (inner layer). The outer layer dissolves quickly (within 5 minutes) providing prompt relief from allergy symptoms, whereas the inner layer releases slowly to provide nasal decongestion for a longer period of time.

Unlike anti-allergics, Novahist® does not affect heart. In fact, the manufacturing science behind it ensures the drug works specifically to prevent cardiac side effects. The drug is a competitive inhibitor of H1 receptors only and spares muscarinic receptors. The muscarinic receptors on heart therefore remain uninflected by the drug.

Mechanism of Action

Novahist® works in two ways:

  • Firstly, it alleviates symptoms of allergy by blocking histamine (H1) receptors.
  • Secondly, it acts as an antispasmodic agent and a constrictor of blood vessels to reduce inflammation, edema, and redness.

Uses

  • Runny nose

  • Sneezing

  • Hives or wheals

  • Hay fever

  • Respiratory allergies & sinus inflammation

  • Relieves pressure due to edema

  • Urinary incontinence

Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity to Novahist® ingredients

  • Kidney diseases as it lowers renal function

  • Pregnancy & lactation

  • Prostatic hypertension

  • Cardiac diseases

Drug Interactions

Avoid following medicines or consult your doctor prior to using Novahist® Tablets:

  • Anesthetics such as Enflurane

  • Anti-bacterial drugs like Erthromycin

  • Antifungal medicines like ketoconazole

Dosage & Instructions

Dosage is given according to the condition of the patient by the doctor. Usually, it is:

  • Novahist®: 1 Tablet twice daily

  • Novahist®-D: 1 Tablet twice daily

Side Effects

Common side effects seen are:

  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

  • Headache or dizziness

Stop Novahist® and consult your doctor if:

  • Allergic reaction

  • Severe pain

  • Bloody diarrhea

  • Increased blood pressure

  • Nervousness

  • Respiratory problem

  • Other cardiac or nervous system problem