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Alerfix Tablet


Overview

Uses of Alerfix Tablet

Alerfix Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth

How to use Alerfix Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alerfix Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alerfix Tablet works

Alerfix Tablet is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.

Alerfix Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Alerfix Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Alerfix Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Alerfix Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or more prolonged use of Alerfix Tablet may cause drowsiness and other effects in the baby or decrease the milk supply
Driving
Alerfix Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Alerfix Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alerfix Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Alerfix Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE
Alerfix Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Alerfix Tablet is recommended.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Alerfix Tablet to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.
  • As compared to other similar medications, it is much less likely to make you feel sleepy.
  • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication as it may cause increased sleepiness.
  • Stop taking Alerfix Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Alerfix with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Alerfix

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Coughing since five days. Dry cough and no running nose
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
It can be allergic or infective. Try ALERFIX TOTAL and consult an ENT specialist for proper clinical examination
I?m having cold 365 days local ENT suggested me allegra m and alerfix total is there anything better then that
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Mostly you are having allergic rhinitis. For allergic rhinitis this is the treatment. For permanent solution get a serum ige done. If high can go for allergy skin prick test and immunotherapy
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FAQs

Q. Is Alerfix a steroid? What is it used for?

Alerfix is an anti-allergic medication, not a steroid. It relieves the symptoms of allergy. It is used to relieve runny nose, sneezing, and redness, itching, and watering of the eyes caused by hay fever or seasonal allergies. It also relieves similar symptoms caused due to allergies to substances such as dust mites, animal dander, and mold. It is also used to treat symptoms of hives, including itching and rash.

Q. Does Alerfix make you tired and drowsy?

Yes, Alerfix can make you tired, sleepy and weak. If you have these symptoms, you should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery.

Q. How long does it take for Alerfix to work?

You will notice an improvement within an hour of taking Alerfix. However, it may take a little longer to notice the full benefits.

Q. Can I take Alerfix and fexofenadine together?

Sometimes doctor may advise you to take two different antihistamines together if you are being treated for a severe itchy rash. If you are taking Alerfix during daytime, your doctor may prescribe another antihistamine which causes sleepiness for the night, especially if the itch makes it difficult for you to sleep. Do not take 2 antihistamines together unless recommended by your doctor.

Q. Is it safe to take Alerfix daily for a long time?

Alerfix is safe if used as prescribed by your doctor. Moreover, it is unlikely to harm you if you take it for a long time. But, it is best to take Alerfix for as long as you need it.

Q. For how long should I continue Alerfix?

The duration of the medicine depends on why you are taking Alerfix. If you are taking it for an insect bite, you may need it for a day or two. You may need to take Alerfix for a longer time if you are taking it to prevent symptoms of chronic allergic rhinitis (inflammation of nose) or chronic urticaria. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure about the duration of using Alerfix.

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8th Floor, Commerce House IV, Prahladnagar, Ahmedabad – 380015 Gujarat, India
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