Generic Allegra is primarily used for the treatment of seasonal allergies. Symptoms of allergies like runny nose, irritation, and sneezing of the throat and eyes are treated with help of this anti-allergic drug. It is also used to treat skin itching and hives caused by a condition called chronic idiopathic Urticaria in adults. This drug is used to treat the symptoms of allergic reactions caused by histamines in the body. It is formulated as a tablet for oral administration to treat symptoms of allergic reactions. Fexofenadine is an active constituent of this drug that reduces the action of histamines and cut downs the symptoms caused by allergens.
It works as the histamine antagonist. It begins its effect in 1 hour and lasts for 12 hours, peaking around the second or third hour. It stimulates it anti-allergens property as soon as it enters the human body. The allergy is faced by the humans when the allergens enter the human body, the chain reaction begins and you get the sneezing, itching, and irritation.
Intake of generic Allegra plays here a significant role here by blocking the activity of the allergens. It protects your body from the automatically triggered reaction by the human immune system. The working of this drug stabilizes the working of the immune system and reduces its auto-effect triggered due to the allergens. Intake of this drug gives you a guaranteed relief from the allergies.
The recommended dose of generic Allegra is 60 mg twice daily or 180 mg directly once in a daily. Please take the doctor's advice, if you want to increase the dosage of this drug above 180 mg in a day. In children from 6 to 11 years the dose is given as 30 mg twice in a day. Please consult doctor for increasing dose of this medication to more than 60 mg in a day in children from 6 to 11 years. For children from two to five years old, the recommended dose is 30 mg in a day. Doctor's advice is necessary if you want to give this anti-allergy drug to the children from two to five years old. It must be taken with the full glass of water. Dose can be taken with or without food.
The break of at least 8 hours is necessary between the two 60 mg doses. Please don't take the dosage of this drug with fruit juices because they show they reduce the effectiveness of the drug. It is available in the market in the form of 60 mg and 180 mg tablets. The dosage of this drug is decided on the basis of age of the person, other medications you are currently taking, general health status of an individual, and severity of your symptoms.
Overdose of generic Allegra can show the side effects like dizziness, tremor, weakness, dry mouth, and drowsiness. The side effects observed were temporary and disappeared soon after the overdose was discontinued. Missing the dosage on regular basis can show the delay in the treatment of allergic reactions. Extra dose should be avoided to match up with the missed dosage.
SIDE EFFECTS :
Discontinue the dosage of generic Allegra and contact the doctor immediately if you experience any of the allergic reactions-Trouble in breathing;closing of the throat;or hives or swelling of the lips, tongue, face. Doctor must be informed if you face these side effects.
Less serious side effects occurring after the intake of this medication are nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach;menstrual cramps;drowsiness, tired feeling;fever;chills;body aches;cough and flu;headache;muscle or back pain;fatigue;pyrexia;or back pain.
Tell your doctor if you have any serious illness such as heart, kidney, or liver disease before taking this medication. You may require an dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have other illnesses.
It is the FDA pregnancy category C drug. This means generic Allegra may harm an unborn baby. Thus, the intake of this medication is considered to be unsafe for use during pregnancy. The intake of this drug may effect the growth of unborn baby. Please inform the doctor if you get pregnant or plan to become pregnant while you are taking the scheduled dosage of this medication.
It passes from mother to the child through the milk. If you are breast-feeding a baby, please talk to doctor before taking dosage.
If you have stomach or intestinal disease, or infectious mononucleosis, inform your doctor before taking this drug.
It is not approved for use by children under the age of 6 years of age.
It may show dizziness and drowsiness as the rare side effects. Please avoid driving the vehicle or any machinery soon after the dosage of generic Allegra.
Please avoid the use of this anti-allergic medication, if you are hypersensitive to Fexofenadine or to any of the ingredients of this medication because rare cases of hypersensitivity reactions with manifestations such as chest tightness, dyspnea, angioedema, flushing, and systemic anaphylaxis have been reported.
People suffering from high blood pressure can take this drug, but only under the doctor's supervision.
Do not exceed the recommended dose of this medicine.
Before getting pregnant, discuss with your doctor about this drug.
If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using this medication, check with your doctor to discuss the risks to your baby.
Prescription of the this drug is necessary in some countries. So, please take the prescription of Generic Allegra if you are staying in the country which prefers prescription.