Why use Allegra for allergy?
Allegra is a year-round allergy medication. Allegra can relieve allergic symptoms without making you feel drowsy or too sleepy. Its effect is not that sedating compare to other forms of antihistamines available in the market. It is also available as a generic drug that comes in capsule and syrup form. Allegra is approved for kids aged 6 months or older.
How does Allegra work?
Allegra contains Fexofenadine as an active ingredient. It belongs to the class of medications known as histamine receptor antagonists. Allegra works by inhibiting the action of one of the body’s natural chemical responsible for many of the symptoms of allergies called histamines. Allegra usually starts to work within one hour.
How to use Allegra?
Read all the information found on the product package before using this drug. Take it once a day with or without food or as directed by your doctor. Do not take this drug with fruit juices since they may decrease the absorption of this medication. Your dose and strength depend on your age, medical conditions and response to treatment. You shouldn’t take any medications containing magnesium and aluminum within two hours of taking this drug.
What are the side effects of Allegra?
Allegra may cause some unwanted side effects. Rare side effects include:
- Chest tightness
- Trouble sleeping
- Shortness of breath
- Hive-like swelling on face, lips, eyelids, throat, hand, legs and feet
Common side effects include:
- Back pain
- Pain in the leg and arm
- Muscle ache
Warning and precautions
Before taking this medication, inform your doctor if you have:
- Any medical conditions like kidney diseases
- Allergies or you are allergic to the active ingredients of this drug
- You are breastfeeding. The active ingredient can pass into breast milk.
- You are pregnant
This drug may cause interactions with other drugs that contains magnesium and aluminum.