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Allegra Suspension Raspberry & Vanilla

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Overview

Introduction

Allegra Suspension Raspberry & Vanilla belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used to treat various allergic conditions such as hay fever, conjunctivitis and some skin reactions such as eczema, hives, and reactions to bites and stings. It relieves watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching.

Allegra Suspension Raspberry & Vanilla should be taken empty stomach. The dose may vary depending on what you are taking it for. Take it as it has been prescribed by your doctor. You may need this medicine only on days you have symptoms, or you may need to take it every day to prevent symptoms from happening. If you stop taking it earlier than advised, your symptoms may come back.

This medicine is generally very safe. The most common side effects include headache, drowsiness, dizziness, and nausea. These are usually mild and go away after a couple of days as your body adjusts. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects persist or worry you.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys or with your heart as antihistamines can cause your heart to beat faster. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy.

Uses of Allegra Oral Suspension

Side effects of Allegra Oral Suspension

Common
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

How to use Allegra Oral Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Allegra Suspension Raspberry & Vanilla is to be taken empty stomach.

How Allegra Oral Suspension works

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

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Allegra Suspension Raspberry & Vanilla may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Allegra Suspension Raspberry & Vanilla 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 Suspension Raspberry & Vanilla 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 Suspension Raspberry & Vanilla would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Driving
SAFE
Allegra Suspension Raspberry & Vanilla does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Allegra Suspension Raspberry & Vanilla should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Allegra Suspension Raspberry & Vanilla may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Allegra Suspension Raspberry & Vanilla is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Allegra Suspension Raspberry & Vanilla may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Allegra Suspension Raspberry & Vanilla is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.
  • 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): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Artepitant, Fosaran, Fosaport
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Magflux, Magasip
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Sodamax
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Allergic problem and irritation in nose and eyes
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
Tab Allegra 1 Od x 3 days
I m allergic dont know to wat exactly???but i get running nose,watery eyes,nasal blockage whenever my nose gets irritated best soln available???
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Take Allegra M 1 tab daily for 1 week
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FAQs

Q. Can I take antacids while taking Allegra?

Antacids containing aluminium and magnesium may decrease the absorption of Allegra and lower its levels, thereby interfering with the working of this medicine. It is recommended that you keep a gap of 2 hours between the two medicines.

Q. How to cope with dizziness caused by Allegra?

If you feel dizzy while taking Allegra, lie down for sometime and then get up slowly. Moving slowly and cautiously can also help cope up with dizziness. Avoid coffee, cigarettes, alcohol, and recreational drugs. If dizziness persists and is troublesome, consult your doctor.

Q. How should I take Allegra?

Allegra should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the tablets whole with water, do not chew or crush it. Usually, it is advised to take the tablet before meal.

Q. Is there any food or drink that I need to avoid while taking Allegra?

Avoid drinking grape juice, orange juice, and apple juice while taking Allegra. These might make you more likely to have side effects.

Q. Can Allegra cause heart problems?

People who are already suffering from a heart disease should be careful while taking Allegra. Inform your doctor about your heart problem, as this medicine may cause fast or irregular heartbeat and palpitations.

Q. How quickly does Allegra work?

Allegra starts working within an hour of taking it. Maximum benefit of this medicine is seen within 6 hours and the effect lasts for 24 hours.

Q. Can Allegra make you sleepy?

Yes, drowsiness is a common side effect of this medicine. However, it does not affect everyone. But in case the drowsiness starts hampering your daily life, consult your doctor who might suggest another anti-allergic medicine which does not cause sleepiness.

Q. Can you overdose on Allegra?

No, never take an overdose of any medicine. Overdose of Allegra may cause dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue and dry mouth. If you accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Allegra, seek emergency medical service in a nearby hospital or contact your doctor immediately.

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