Allegra is indicated for the
relief of symptoms associated with seasonal
allergic rhinitis in adults and children 6 years
of age and older. Symptoms treated effectively were sneezing,
rhinorrhea, itchy nose/palate/throat, itchy/watery/red eyes.
Allegra is formulated as a capsule or
tablet for oral administration. Allegra
is usually taken twice a day, in the morning and the evening.
Follow your doctor's instructions. Take each dose with a
full glass of water.
Do not take Allegra if you have ever
had an allergic reaction to it. Before taking this medication,
tell your doctor if you have any serious illness such as
heart, kidney, or liver disease. You may require a dosage
adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you
have other illnesses. Allegra is in the
FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known
whether Allegra will harm an unborn baby. Do not take this
medication without first talking to your doctor if you are
pregnant. It is also not known whether Allegra passes into
breast milk. Do not take Allegra without first talking to
your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Allegra
is not approved for use by children younger than 6 years
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
Possible Side Effects
Stop taking Allegra and seek emergency
medical attention if you experience an allergic
reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the
throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
Allergic reactions occur only rarely, and
other serious side effects are not likely to occur. Some
less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue
to take Allegra and talk to your doctor
if you experience nausea or an upset stomach. Side effects
other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your
doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that
is especially bothersome.
Store Allegra capsules and tablets at
controlled room temperature 20-25°C (68-77°F). Foil-backed
blister packs containing Allegra capsules
and all tablet packaging should be protected from excessive
Symptoms and signs of Allegra overdose
are: dizziness, drowsiness, and dry mouth. Seek emergency
Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription
medication you may use, especially: MAO inhibitors, certain
blood pressure drugs, digoxin, and all adrenaline-like drugs.
Report other drugs which affect the heart rhythm. Ask your
doctor or pharmacist for more details. Check the labels
carefully on all nonprescription products, such as cough-and-cold
medicines that contain antihistamines and decongestants.
Consult your pharmacist. Do not take Allegra
for several days before any allergy testing since test results
can be affected. Do not start or stop any medicine without
doctor or pharmacist approval.
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