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Allegra-M Tablet


Overview

Allegra-M Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness

How to use Allegra-M 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-M Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Allegra-M Tablet works

Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist. It works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger called leukotriene. This reduces inflammation (swelling) in the airways and nose and improves symptoms. Fexofenadine is an antiallergic which blocks the action of another chemical messenger (histamine) responsible for runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.

Allegra-M Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Allegra-M Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Allegra-M 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
Allegra-M Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Allegra-M Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Allegra-M Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Allegra-M Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Allegra-M Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Allegra-M Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Allegra-M Tablet to help relieve symptoms of allergy such as runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and cough.
  • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Allegra-M Tablet can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking Allegra-M Tablet as it may cause increased sleepiness.
  • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.
  • Stop taking Allegra-M Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Allegra-M

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My Absolute esnophil count is 800 and it varies from 500 to 1100 from last one year .I have taken banoside fort for one month. But sneezing and runny nose is the symptoms of my problems.when I took Allegra m than I feel good. So please advise me.
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
Take Allegra M SOSYou also need a clinical assesssemnt
Allergies problem rash in body particularly hand and legs .
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Allegra-M Tablet ,1 tab once daily in night after dinner for - 1 week
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FAQs

Q. What is Allegra-M ?

Allegra-M is a combination of two medicines: Montelukast and Fexofenadine. This medicine is used to treat allergy symptoms like runny nose, sneeze and cough. It works by lowering the chemicals in the body that cause allergy symptoms.

Q. Can Allegra-M be stopped when allergy symptoms are relieved?

No, Allegra-M should be continued as advised by the doctor. If any problems are experienced due to Allegra-M, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can the use of Allegra-M cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Allegra-M can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better. Do not drive or use any machines.

Q. Can the use of Allegra-M cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Allegra-M can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry.

Q. What should be avoided in food while taking Allegra-M?

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-M as it might increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Allegra-M.

Q. Will Allegra-M be more effective if taken in higher doses?

No, taking more of this medicine will not make it more effective, rather it can lead to increased side effects. If the symptoms are getting severe, please consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Allegra-M?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
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References
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  4. Fexofenadine hydrochloride. Beverley: Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (UK) Ltd.; 2008 [revised 13 Sep. 2018]. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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