Allegra 180mg Tablet

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Introduction

Allegra 180mg Tablet is an anti-allergy medicine used in the treatment of allergic symptoms such as runny nose, congestion or stuffiness, sneezing, itching, swelling, and watery eyes. It also helps treat skin allergies with itching, redness, or swelling.

Allegra 180mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. Do not stop taking it without consulting your doctor.

The most common side effects are headache, drowsiness, dizziness, and nausea. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Please consult your doctor if any of these side effects do not resolve or persist for a longer duration.

Do not self-medicate or recommend your medicine to another person even if you see the similarity in symptoms. Consult your doctor to get the most benefit. Inform your doctor if you are suffering from any problems related to the kidneys, liver, or heart. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine without consulting a doctor.

Uses of Allegra Tablet

Benefits of Allegra Tablet

In Treatment of Allergic conditions

During seasonal allergic conditions, the body releases a chemical substance called histamine. This chemical causes symptoms such as blocked or runny nose, sneezing, and itchy or watery eyes. Allegra 180mg Tablet works to relieve these symptoms by preventing the release of this chemical. It is used to treat seasonal allergic conditions like common cold, hay fever, sinusitis, conjunctivitis, and skin allergies like urticaria (hives).

The doctor will consider the age, body weight, and how severe the allergic condition is before prescribing the treatment. Do not alter the dose or abruptly stop the medicine by yourself as it may render the treatment ineffective and cause side effects. Along with this medicine following some self-care measures such as avoidance of allergen exposure and hygiene maintenance may help your child recover fast.

Side effects of Allegra Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Allegra

  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

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 180mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Allegra Tablet works

Allegra 180mg Tablet belongs to a class of medicines called antihistamines It blocks the natural chemical substance (histamine) produced in the body during an allergic state and subsides (lowers) your immune system’s response to these conditions.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Allegra 180mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Allegra 180mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Allegra 180mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Because of low milk levels and lack of sleepiness, use of Allegra 180mg Tablet would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Driving
SAFE
Allegra 180mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
However, you should make check that Allegra 180mg Tablet does not make you feel sleepy or dizzy before driving or operating machinery.
Kidney
CAUTION
Allegra 180mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Allegra 180mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Allegra 180mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Allegra 180mg Tablet is recommended.
However, consult your doctor before giving Fexofenadine to your child in case of severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Allegra Tablet?

Do not panic. Unless your doctor has advised a specific regime, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for the next dose. Do not take a double dose to catch up on any missed dose, follow the prescribed dosing schedule strictly.

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Quick Tips

  • Try taking the medicines at the same time each day, to help you remember.
  • You may feel sleepy or dizzy after each dose of Allegra 180mg Tablet. If this happens, sit or lie down and be careful while performing tasks that require mental focus.
  • Avoid taking Allegra 180mg Tablet with fatty meals and fruit juice as both can reduce the absorption of the medicine.
  • Allegra 180mg Tablet should be avoided in children who are less than 4 years of age as there is a risk of respiratory distress.
  • Practice self-care tips:
    1. Abstain yourself from coming in contact with allergens.
    2. Maintain neat and clean ambience around.
    3. Wear a face mask and avoid dusty places.
    4. Consider using air conditioners instead of opening windows during pollen season.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Diphenylmethane Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

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): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
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Brand(s): Fosup, Artepitant, Fosaran
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Sodamax
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Patient Concerns

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For how many days allegra (fexofenadine 180mg) can be taken to cure allergic rhinititis & common cold
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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 [email protected] 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
Hello Dr. On 26th Jan I had found one artery blocked, and Dr. put stent to clear the blockage. Actually i am suffering with cold, cough and sore throat. Pls suggest medicine for me. I am also taking BP, Cholestrol and Blood thiner medicine.
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Allegra 180mg once daily paracetamol 650 mg if fever more than 100
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FAQs

Q. What is Allegra 180mg Tablet used for?

Allegra 180mg Tablet is used for treating seasonal allergic conditions such as hay fever. It helps to relieve allergies of the nose (allergic rhinitis), sneezing, runny nose, itching in the eyes, excessively watery eyes, etc.

Q. Can I take fever medicine along with Allegra 180mg Tablet?

Yes, medicines that are prescribed only for fever do not interact with Allegra 180mg Tablet. Therefore, it is relatively safe to give the said combination. You just need to make sure that the fever medicine does not contain the medicines present in Allegra 180mg Tablet as that would result in overdose and may have serious implications. Always check the medicine label or consult your child’s doctor before giving such combinations.

Q. Can I take Allegra 180mg Tablet along with juices?

Avoid taking Allegra 180mg Tablet with fatty meals and fruit juices as both can reduce the absorption of the medicine from the gut. If you need to take it, ensure a gap of at least 4 hours to decrease any possible medicine-food interaction.

Q. How much Allegra 180mg Tablet should I take?

Allegra 180mg Tablet should be taken strictly as prescribed by your doctor. The dose of the medicine is calculated according to your body's weight and age. Do not increase or decrease the dose on your own as it may cause unwanted effects and can worsen your condition.

Q. How should Allegra 180mg Tablet be stored?

Keep Allegra 180mg Tablet at room temperature, in a dry place, away from direct heat and light. Always keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children to avoid any accidental intake.

Q. Who should not take Allegra 180mg Tablet?

Allegra 180mg Tablet should not be given to patients with known allergy to any other ingredients of this medicine. Signs of an allergic reaction may include an itchy skin rash, shortness of breath, and swelling of the face or tongue

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References

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