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 of age.
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 moisture.
Symptoms and signs of Allegra overdose are: dizziness, drowsiness, and dry mouth. Seek emergency medical attention.
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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