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Allegra, Fexofenadine (generic): Frequently Asked Questions

What is Allegra?

Allegra (fexofenadine hydrochloride) is a non-sedating FDA-approved oral antihistamine medication, in the class of piperidines , used for the treatment of seasonal allergy symptoms. Allegra is manufactured by Aventis Pharmaceuticals based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. See our comprehensive Allergies FAQ to learn more about allergens, and for a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of commonly used decongestants, antihistamines, and intranasal corticosteroids for allergy relief . ...

What is generic Allegra and is it available?

The generic name for Allegra is fexofenadine hydrochloride . Only Allegra brand is currently available in the US.

How safe is Allegra?

Allegra (fexofenadine hydrochloride) has been used as an antihistamine since 1995. Its safety and efficacy profile has been maintained by real-world experience as well as clinical trials. Allegra has been approved by the FDA to successfully and safely treat seasonal allergies and chronic idiopathic urticaria (chronic hives). However, Allegra may not be for everyone. Be sure to read Who should not take Allegra? .

How does Allegra work?

When you are exposed to a substance that your body has identified as an allergen (intruder) a chemical called histamine is released in your system. Histamine binds to cells causing allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat, and itchy, watery eyes. Allegra blocks histamine from binding to cells by taking its place on the cells thereby stopping allergy symptoms from occurring. See our extensive Allergies FAQ for more information on the immune system response to allergens .
This drug is an antihistamine. It works to counter the reactions that your body has to naturally occurring chemical histamines, which are produced when the body has an allergic reaction.

What is Allegra Online?

Allegra Online is an educational and price comparison resource focused on the medication Allegra. We assist people in finding the best online prescription prices and quantities for their needs.

What are the possible drug interactions of Allegra?

Inform your doctor, during either a physical or online consultation, about all the medicines you use, prescription and non-prescription. Certain medicines should never be used together. Some medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may change the dose, monitor the effects or take other precautions. ...

What are the symptoms of a possible overdose of Allegra?

Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, drowsiness and dry mouth. If overdose is suspected, call your doctor, emergency medical services (EMS) 911, or the poison control center immediately. National Poison Control Center telephone number: 800-222-1222

Who should not take Allegra?

You should not take Allegra if you are allergic to Allegra, fexofenadine hydrochloride or any of its ingredients. Allegra should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. It is not known if Allegra is secreted in human milk. Women should notify their doctor if they become pregnant or intend to become pregnant while taking Allegra. Allegra should be used with caution in geriatric patients and patients with severe kidney disease. ...

How do I take Allegra?

Allegra comes in 30, 60 and 180 mg tablets, and also in 60 mg capsules. Allegra can be taken with or without food. If you are taking Allegra to treat Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis: - Adults and Children 12 years or older: Oral dosage form (Tablets or Capsules): The usual dose is 60mg twice daily or 180mg once daily. - Children 6 to 11 years old: Oral dosage form (Tablets): The usual dose is 30mg twice daily. ...

How should I store Allegra?

Keep Allegra and all medications out of children's reach. Store Allegra at room temperature in a tight container. Store away from moisture, heat and direct light. Do not keep medicine past the expiration date, dispose of properly.

How much does Allegra cost?

Some companies charge less per pill but charge you separately for their consultation and pharmacy dispensing fees. Others include these fees into their final pricing. RxPriceCheck's featured pharmacies give you a free online medical consultation with your order. Be sure to compare Allegra prices before buying. Usually, the more pills you buy, the cheaper the price per pill. ...

What does Allegra look like?

Allegra (fexofenadine hydrochloride) manufactured by Aventis Pharmaceuticals is available as 30mg, 60mg and 180mg tablets and 60mg capsules. Allegra 30mg tablets are round, film-coated and peach-colored, debossed with a stylized allegra e on one side and an underlined 03 on the other side. Allegra 60mg tablets are oval, film-coated and peach-colored, debossed with a stylized allegra e on one side and an underlined 06 on the other side. ...

What are the possible side effects of Allegra?

The most common side effects are cold, flu, coughing, nausea, upset stomach, menstrual pain, headache, backache, accidental injury, dizziness, drowsiness and fatigue. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur with Allegra. Talk to your doctor about any side effects that seem unusual or that are especially bothersome when taking Allegra.

How well does Allegra work?

For Seasonal Allergies: Three 2-week clinical studies of over 1500 patients have shown that Allegra is an effective treatment for seasonal allergies. In these studies, patients receiving Allegra 60mg twice daily had significantly reduced total symptom scores (scores used to measure sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose, itchy palate, itchy throat, and itchy, watery and red eyes) compared to sugar pill. ...

Who do I order my Allegra from, if not Allegra Online?

That's up to you. We provide information and price comparisons. If you choose to order from an online pharmacy listed on our website, all consultations, ordering, shipping and customer services are provided by them, not Allegra Online.

Do I need to take Allegra regularly?

During allergy season, when you know that you will most likely suffer allergy symptoms, take Allegra regularly. If you wait too long between doses, your symptoms will have a chance to worsen.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Allegra?

If you miss a dose of Allegra, take it as soon as you remember it. If it's almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do NOT double the dose to make up for a missed dose of Allegra. Do not take more tablets or capsules than your doctor prescribed.

What is the difference between Allegra and other antihistamines?

Allegra has the least occurence of drowsiness, and the 180mg tablets can be taken once daily. Here is a comparison table: Allegra Zyrtec Diphenhydramine* Dosing schedule (adults) 60mg every 12 hours or 180mg once daily once daily every 4 to 6 hours Causes drowsiness rarely occasionally very frequently Approved for treatment of indoor (year-round) allergy symptoms no yes yes Approved for treatment of outdoor ...

How can I get an Allegra prescription online?

Go to our Allegra price comparison page where you can select your preferred online US pharmacy with the lowest Allegra prices, no prior prescription required . Our featured US-based online pharmacies work with US-licensed doctors and pharmacists to provide you with your prescriptions through an online consultation. If this is your first time ordering Allegra online, see our beginner’s guide , where the process of obtaining a prescription online and ordering your medication is explained.

Q Is the Allegra Valve thermostatic?

A No its a manual valve but the 'Traditional' valve found on our valve page, is thermostatic and comes in a range of brass, chrome, and nickel. We are currently manufacturing a further range of traditional style thermostatic valves, and will be adding these to our range in September 07.

Why is Allegra prescribed?

Allegra is prescribed by doctors to treat allergy symptoms such as sneezing, watery eyes, itchiness all over the body, and the runny nose that many people experience with hay fever. In addition, Allegra is one of the few medications of its kind that does not cause drowsiness, due to its active ingredient Fexofendine. Allegra's effect can appear in 1 hour and lasts 12 hours - its peak is around the second and third hour.

What are the benefits franchise members receive as members of the Allegra Network?

The benefits of belonging are so comprehensive, that it is not possible to summarize them in a sentence or two. Visit our Benefits of Belonging page for more information on the all-inclusive support, programs and advantages you’ll receive as an Allegra Network franchise member.

Can I drink alcohol while I'm taking Allegra?

You should limit alcohol consumption as it can increase the effects of drowsiness.

What other precautions should I take when using Allegra?

In addition to the above possible side effects of Allegra, please be aware of the following as they apply to you. Driving and Hazardous Work: Although Allegra is not likely to cause drowsiness it is best to use caution before driving a car or engaging in hazardous work until you know how the Allegra affects you. Consumption of Alcohol: Limit alcohol consumption as it can cause excessive drowsiness. Orange, Apple or Grapefruit Juice: They may decrease Allegra levels, so avoid taking them at the same time. ...

What is the recommend dose for Allegra?

The suggested dose for Allegra is 1 capsule (60 milligrams) twice a day. People who have kidney problems should take only 1 dosage per day.

Why does Allegra go to such great lengths to support its franchise members?

Our company’s mission is, “To enhance the value of the businesses we serve.” By providing franchise members with the tools they need to improve the performance of their business, we enhance the power of the network.

Why can't I find the Allegra tire on your website?

The Allegra is manufactured exclusively for Sams Club and its subsidiaries. It is marketed, sold, and warranted solely by Sams Club. The tires on our web site are the "broad market" tires that can be found at all authorized Goodyear retailers. The Allegra has Uniform Tire Quality Grades of: Tread wear ---- 560 Traction ---- A Temperature ---- B Sams Club also offers a 75,000 mile limited tread life warranty on the Allegra.

Can I purchase Allegra online without a prescription?

Allegra requires a prescription in order to be sold to a consumer. However, most online pharmacies have physicians on staff that can review your medical history and issue a prescription if it is appropriate for you.

What are potential side effects of Allegra?

Only your doctor can determine whether it is safe for you to continue taking Allegra. Before you buy Allegra take into consideration the possible side effects of Allegra may include: sleepiness, colds or flu, exhaustion, upset stomach, menstrual problems and vomiting.
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