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Allegra

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Allegra is an antihistamine. Allegra is prescribed to treat or prevent symptoms of allergies. Allegra is prescribed to help reduce itchy skin rash and hives.
Allegra is prescribed to relieve the allergy symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis ('hay fever'), including:
- Itching of the nose, throat, or roof of the mouth in adults and children 2 years of age and older;
- Red, itchy, or watery eyes;
- Runny nose;
- Sneezing;

Allegra is in a class of drugs called antihistamines.
Allegra is prescribed to relieve symptoms of urticaria (hives red, itchy raised areas of the skin), including: itching and rash in adults and children 6 months of age and older.
Allegra works by blocking the effects of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergy symptoms.

Contraindications

Allegra is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- Kidney disease;
- An unusual or allergic reaction to Allegra, terfenadine, other drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- Pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- Breast-feeding;
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Allegra any other medications or any of the ingredients in Allegra tablets or suspension Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients;
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist what script and nonscript medications vitamins nutritional supplements and herbal products you are taking or plan to take Be sure to mention either of the following: erythromycin (EES E-Mycin Erythrocin) and ketoconazole (Nizoral) Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects;
- If you are taking an antacid containing aluminum or magnesium (Maalox Mylanta others) take the antacid a few hours before or after Allegra;
- Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney disease;

Interactions

Do not take Allegra with any of the following drugs:
- Antacids;
- Erythromycin;
- Grapefruit, apple, or orange juice;
- Ketoconazole;
- Magnesium-containing products;

Side Effects

Allegra side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
- Breathing problems;
- Chest pain;
- Fast heartbeat;
- Infection or fever;
- Cough;
- Drowsiness;
- Dry or irritated nose, mouth, or throat;
- Headache;
- Menstrual changes;
- Pain;
- Stomach upset, nausea;
- Headache;
- Dizziness;
- Diarrhea;
- Vomiting;
- Pain in the arms legs or back;
- Pain;
- Pain during menstrual period;

Overdose

Reported Allegra overdose symptoms are:
- Dizziness;
- Drowsiness;

Dosage


Allegra

Adults and Children 12 Years and Older

For hay fever, the usual dosage is 60 mg twice a day or 180 mg once a day. For hives, it's 60 mg twice a day. If you have kidney problems, your doctor may have you take only one 60-mg dose daily.

Children 6 through 11 years old

For hay fever or hives, the usual dosage is 30 mg twice a day. Children with kidney problems may be prescribed only one 30-mg dose each day.

Allegra-D

Adults and Children 12 Years and Older

12-Hour Tablets: Take 1 tablet twice a day. People with kidney problems should take only 1 tablet daily.

24-Hour Tablets: Take 1 tablet once a day. Allegra-D 24-hour tablets should generally not be taken by people with kidney problems.

Allegra is not recommended for children less than 12 years old.

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