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Allegra 180 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Allegra Tablet

Allegra Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

How to use Allegra 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. Allegra 180 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Allegra Tablet works

Allegra 180 mg 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.

Allegra Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Allegra 180 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Allegra 180 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Allegra 180 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Because of low milk levels and lack of sleepiness, use of Allegra 180 mg Tablet would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Driving
SAFE
Allegra 180 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Allegra 180 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Allegra 180 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Allegra 180 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Allegra 180 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Allegra 180 mg Tablet helps with the symptoms of allergies such as itching, redness, and rashes.
  • It is less likely to make you feel sleepy than some other similar medicines.
  • Do not take it with any fruit juices (such as apple, orange, or grapefruit) as they might make the drug less effective.
  • It may cause nausea. Stick to simple meals, and do not eat rich or spicy food.
  • Avoid using antacids within 30 minutes before or after taking this medicine. It can make it harder for your body to absorb this medication.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Allegra with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Histiwel, Histanil
MODERATE
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Brand(s): Arthrox
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Brand(s): Psycopan, Anxionil
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Brand(s): Dizapam
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Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
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Brand(s): Risure
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Allegra

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For how many days allegra (fexofenadine 180mg) can be taken to cure allergic rhinititis & common cold
Dr. Gladson Guddappa Uchil
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Please use this app to find and meet a good ENT Specialist in your own locality to examine you & do the needful. If you are able to make it to Basaveshwaranagar, I would be very happy to help you out myself. My clinic Healthcare@Basaveshwaranagar is easily navigable on Google Maps. I am legally unable to prescribe you any medicines without physically examining you. This forum is intended for second opinions after you have consulted a doctor locally
Allergic problem and irritation in nose and eyes
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
Tab Allegra 1 Od x 3 days
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Allegra cause sleepiness?

Yes, Allegra can make you feel sleepy. At the beginning of your treatment: do not drive, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities until you know how this medicine affects you.

Q. What should be avoided while taking Allegra?

Do not take it with any fruit juices (such as apple, orange, or grapefruit) as they might make the drug less effective. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Allegra. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Allegra.

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References
  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 543-44.
  2. Drugs.com. Fexofenadine Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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