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Allegra-D Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine (Allegra-D)?
- What are the possible side effects of fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine (Allegra-D)?
- What is the most important information I should know about fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine (Allegra-D)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine (Allegra-D)?
- How should I take fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine (Allegra-D)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Allegra-D)?
- What happens if I overdose (Allegra-D)?
- What should I avoid while taking fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine (Allegra-D)?
- What other drugs will affect fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine (Allegra-D)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Allegra-D)?
Since cold or allergy medicine is taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Allegra-D)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include feeling restless or nervous, vomiting, warmth or tingly feeling, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine (Allegra-D)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine.
Avoid using antacids within 15 minutes before or after taking fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine. Antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb this medication.
Avoid taking diet pills, caffeine pills, or other stimulants (such as ADHD medications) without your doctor's advice. Taking a stimulant together with a decongestant can increase your risk of unpleasant side effects.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cough, cold, allergy, or sleep medicine. Antihistamines and decongestants are contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of a certain drug. Check the label to see if a medicine contains an antihistamine or decongestant.
What other drugs will affect fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine (Allegra-D)?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- medicines to treat high blood pressure;
- a diuretic (water pill);
- medication to treat irritable bowel syndrome;
- bladder or urinary medications such as oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol) or tolterodine (Detrol);
- aspirin or salicylates (such as Disalcid, Doan's Pills, Dolobid, Salflex, Tricosal, and others);
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), carteolol (Cartrol), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal), sotalol (Betapace), timolol (Blocadren), and others; or
- antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil), clomipramine (Anafranil), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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