Allegra (Fexofenadine) is an antihistamine medicine that is used to treat the symptoms of allergy that caused by histamine.
Histamine is a chemical that makes our body give an allergic reaction. The signs of allergic reaction are swelling of the lining of the nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes. This medicine refers to the second generation of anti-allergic medicines, and therefore causes less drowsiness.
Take Allegra with or without food. If you take it with food, the probability of upsetting stomach is less.
Allegra is used to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies. For adults and children after 12 years it usually prescribed to take 60 mg twice a day or 180 mg once a day. Children 6-11 years of age should be given 30 mg twice daily.
As for chronic urticaria treatment, we recommend adults and children 12 years or older to take 60 mg Allegra twice daily, and children 6-11 years of age - 30 mg twice daily.
Do not take a double dose of this medication, even if you forgot your previous dose. Follow the schedule of this medicine intake prescribed by your doctor.
Allegra Safety information
Talk with your doctor about the benefits of taking Allerga if you have any of the listed below:
- allergic reaction to any component of this medicine
- heart disease
- kidney disease
- liver disease
- you are breastfeeding
Do not take Allegra if you are pregnant, because it is in FDA category C and can make harm to an unborn baby.
Allegra Side effects
Taking Allerga if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives) seek emergency medical attention.
If you experience nausea or an upset stomach, do not stop taking allerga, but talk to your doctor.