Manufactured by Sanofi Aventis Pvt. Ltd, Allegra 120 belongs to the antihistamine class of drugs prescribed for the treatment of symptoms of seasonal allergic conditions like itchy throat, itchy and watery eyes, runny or sneezy nose, skin allergies etc.
|Nature of Allegra 120:||Antihistamine|
|Uses of Allegra 120:||Seasonal allergic reactions, rhinitis, Urticaria|
|Composition of Allegra 120:||Fexofenadine (120mg/180mg)|
|Side effects of Allegra 120:||Dizziness, Sneezing, Headache, Muscle and Joint Pain, Fatigue, Weakness, Diarrhea, Swelling of the limbs|
|Precautions of Allegra 120:||Infants and patients having kidney related disorders|
Allegra 120 tablets consist of the following active ingredient (salt):
Note- This medicine is available in varied strengths of the active component.
It helps in preventing the blood pressure from rising to dangerously high levels. It is made up of Bisoprolol. This chemical element is used to manage heart-related ailments and managing blood pressure measures in the body. Heart failure and chest pain arising from a lack of adequate blood flow to and from the heart. This medicine is available at pharmacies only by prescription.
This anti-allergic drug is mainly prescribed for the management of seasonal as well as long-term allergic symptoms associated with touching or inhaling certain allergens like mold, plant pollen or pet dander, food or medication allergies listed below.
Allergies usually affect parts of the upper respiratory system like the throat, sinuses, nose etc.
Other than the intended benefits of this drug, Allegra 120 may also cause some unpleasant side effects in some patients.
A few of these side effects are listed below:
Fexofenadine, the main component in Allegra 120 tablet belongs to the antihistamine category of medication that treats allergic reactions like itching, inflammation, and rashes by blocking the production of chemical messengers known as histamines in the body.
The medicines below can be used in place of Allegra 120 as they have the same strength and composition:
Allegra 120 can possibly interact with the below-mentioned drugs and thus require a dose adjustment or a safety test:
This medication can possibly interfere with the results of a skin allergy lab test and hence should not be consumed for at least 2 days before taking the test.
Ans: The effects of Allegra 120 can be usually observed within 1 to 2 hours of oral administration.
Ans: The results of this medication have been observed to usually last between 12 to 14 hours.
Ans: No. It is not prescribed to be consumed by pregnant women unless it is unavoidable as animal studies have indicated adverse effects on the fetus. It is best to consult a doctor before use.
Ans: No, Allegra is not a steroid.
Ans: This medicine is safe if taken according to the prescribed doses and duration, as suggested by the doctor. A patient should always consult according to the advice of a doctor.
Ans: Take this medicine as prescribed by the doctor. Avoid taking this medicine in larger amounts and more than the recommended dose. This medicine must be taken at least 2 hours after eating food or an hour before having food.
Ans: If you are following a schedule then take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. You can skip the next course if it is time for the next course. Avoid taking extra medicine in case you missed a dose to avoid the complications arising out of overdosage.
Ans: There have been no reported negative side effects on interactions of Allegra and Aspirin. But a doctor must be consulted before consuming two medicines simultaneously to rule out the occurrence of side effects.
Ans: Medicines such as Rifampicin Erythromycin, Antacids and Erythromycin have been noted to cause disruption to the mechanism of the course of Allegra. If Allegra is consumed alongside any of the mentioned drugs, they have the ability to show adverse effects on the health of the patient and may also end up in getting the patient hospitalized.
Ans: This medicine is not very harmful. It is safe for consumption for pregnant women and people above the age of 60. It has a very mild medicine and does not have very severe side effects. It is also safe to use in treating allergic reactions and seasonal allergies in children.
Ans: This medicine has a long-lasting effect on the body if administered on a regular basis. It shows effect within 1 hour of consuming the medicine and the effect usually last for about 24 hours. The course prescribed by the doctor must be strictly adhered to.
Ans: You can take Allegra with food or without food in the morning. There must be a gap of at least 1 hour if it is being consumed before meals and 2 hours if it is being consumed after meals. Always consult your doctor as to how you should consume the medicine.
Ans: This medicine is very effective in helping to subside the various symptoms associated with seasonal allergies and skin rashes. Hives and redness are common side effects of consumption of Allegra. In the case of skin hives and redness post consumption of Allegra, a doctor must be contacted immediately to either alter the course of the medicine or replace it with a substitute.
Ans: Allegra does not fall under the category of addictive medicines Schedule H & X which need a medical prescription to purchase. It does not show any habit-forming tendencies and must not be consumed in a course over what has been prescribed by a medical practitioner.
Ans: It has been noted that Allegra is a fast release medicine and may take up to 60 minutes to show its effect in the body. Upon administration of the medicine on a regular basis as per prescription, it has a long-term effect of managing and regulating allergic reactions and upper respiratory allergies in the body.
Ans: The interaction of alcohol with Allegra has shown the arising of adverse effects such as nausea, dizziness, and change in pulse rate and impairment in judgment.
Ans: The effect of Allegra lasts for at least 12 hours in the body. The maximum noted duration for the effect to last in the body is 24 hours.
Ans: Yes. The elements of Allegra are passed on to the baby in small amounts during lactation. This medicine is recommended for females during their lactation period post consultation with a doctor. If a doctor prescribed a breastfeeding mother to consume a few doses of Allegra to control the symptoms of an allergy, rash or other allied ailments, it can be consumed without the occurrence of any ill effects.
Ans: The nature of Allegra is an antihistamine. Excess amounts of antihistamine in the body blocks acetylcholine, a chemical message released by nerve cells to send signals to other cells. This can cause anxiety and insomnia. Although this side effect is very rare, it is possible.
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