Allegra is an antihistamine medication that relieves multiple symptoms of allergy with minimal side effects. The medication is used to treat both seasonal allergic reactions and serious symptoms of allergy in kids and adults. It relieves such conditions as skin itching and inflammation, runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Allegra is also prescribed to deal with chronic skin itching and hives in people of all ages. The medication is produced in the form of tablets and suspension and is sold in reputable Canadian online pharmacies and many different online pharmacies.
How does it work?
Histamine is a natural chemical that is produced by human body as a part of defense mechanism. When interacting with histamine, fexofenadine blocks its action and reduces the symptoms of allergy considerably. People often buy Allegra online to relieve some strong allergic reactions (swelling, difficulty breathing, fainting). However, it is rather recommended to treat less serious conditions (like hives and skin itching), because fexofenadine causes minor side effects and acts mildly. It is usually taken to suppress the outbreak of allergy, but can also be used as a preventative measure.
How to take fexofenadine?
Allegra is produced in pills 30-60 mg, and usual dose is a 60 mg tablet twice a day (or 180 mg once a day), and twice less for children. Take the drug as prescribed by the doctor and drink pills with a full glass of water (no other liquid!). Before taking suspension, shake it well. Use a measuring spoon to define the correct dose.
If you’re going to take orally disintegrating tablets, store them in their blister and only open it prior to taking the pill. Use dry hands when touching the pill and let it dissolve in your mouth – do not swallow. Drink liquid to help yourself. As a rule, Allegra is taken on an empty stomach, or 2 hours after/1 hour before eating. If the symptoms are not relieved, or get worse, contact the doctor: do not exceed the prescribed dose.
If Allegra worsens or causes new symptoms of allergic reaction (swelling, hives, difficulty breathing, etc.), stop taking it. Visit a doctor, if you develop flu symptoms (chills, cough, and fever).
Some minor negative outcomes include diarrhea and stomach upset, headache, fatigue and drowsiness, menstrual cramps, and pain in muscles or back.
Do not take antacids 15 minutes prior to or after Allegra intake: it can decelerate absorption of the chemical. Fruit juices can also have the same effect, especially apple and orange ones. Do not take other allergy medications unless your doctor advises that. It also concerns vitamins, herbal products and over-the-counter drugs. Be careful taking other drugs together with Allegra, if you have kidney disease.
In case of overdose, a person can experience drowsiness, dry mouth and fatigue. If your well-being has been seriously affected by Allegra, call the emergency and seek for immediate medical help.
Pregnant women should take Allegra carefully (only if the doctor prescribes), because it is not known whether it can harm the fetus. The same applies to nursing moms: you should talk to your doctor, if you breast feed your baby. Allegra can be used in children older than 2 years old. Consult with the doctor before giving fexofenadine to your child.