Allegra is an antihistamine which used for treating seasonal allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat, or itchy, watery eyes. This medication works by counter the reactions which your body has to naturally occurring chemical histamines, this is produced when your body has an allergic reaction. Also Allegra is used for treating skin itching and hives caused by chronic idiopathic urticaria in people of different ages.
Dosage and direction
Take it orally with a full glass of water. Usually it takes 1 hour before or two hours after meals two times a day (in the morning and in the evening). Do not take Allegra with a fruit juice because it may decrease Allegra ‘s effectiveness.
The recommended dose of Allegra for adults is and children over 12 years old is 60 mg two times a day or 180 mg once a day.
The recommended dose of Allegra for children 6-11 years of age is 30 mg two times a day.
Note: this instruction presented here just for review. It’s very necessary to consult with your doctor before using. It help you to get best results.
Take Allegra with water because fruit juices such as grapefruit, orange and apple may reduce the bioavailability and exposure of fexofenadine, Allegra’s active ingredient. Consult with your doctor and discus risks is you should take Allegra during pregnancy, becoming pregnancy or lactating. Do not use without doctor’s advice before breast-feeding. Allegra is not recommended for use by children under 6 years of age.
Allegra not allowed in patients with known hypersensitivity to fexofenadine and any of the ingredients of Allegra. Do not use this medication if you have hypersensitivity reactions with manifestations such as angioedema, chest tightness, dyspnea, flushing and systemic anaphylaxis have been reported.
Possible side effect
They may include an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Also the most possible side effects include: earache; fever; severe or persistent coughing or vomiting.
Less serious include:
If you experience one of them stop using Allegra and tell your doctor as soon as possible. Also consult with your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual.
Also note that interaction between two medications does not always mean that you
must stop taking one of them. As usual it affects the the effect of drugs, so consult with your doctor about how it interactions are being managed or should be managed.
If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or almost time for your next dose. Do not take double or extra doses. Take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.
Symptoms of Allegra overdose include: dry mouth, dizziness, or drowsiness. If you experience one of them call your doctor immediately.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom.
Keep out of the reach of children.