Allegra

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Last updated on RxList: 8/17/2022
Drug Description

What Is Allegra and how is it used?

Allegra is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of itching. Allegra may be used alone or with other medications.

Allegra belongs to a class of drugs called Antihistamine/Decongestant Combos.

It is not known if Allegra is safe and effective in children younger than 2 years of age.

What are the possible side effects of Allegra?

Allegra may cause serious side effects including:

  • hives,
  • difficulty breathing,
  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat,
  • fever,
  • chills,
  • body aches,
  • cough, and
  • flu-like symptoms

Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

The most common side effects of Allegra include:

Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Allegra. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

DESCRIPTION

Drug Facts

Active Ingredient (in each tablet)

Fexofenadine HCl 180 mg

Indications & Dosage

INDICATIONS

Purpose

Antihistamine

Uses

temporarily relieves these symptoms due to hay fever or upper respiratory allergies:

  • runny nose
  • sneezing
  • itchy, watery eyes
  • itching of the nose or throat

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Directions

adults and children 12 years of age and over take one 180mg tablet with water once a day; do not take more than 1 tablet in 24 hours
children under 12 years of age do not use
adults 65 years of age and older ask a doctor
consumers with kidney disease ask a doctor

HOW SUPPLIED

Other Information

  • safety sealed: do not use if individual blister is open or torn
  • store between 20 and 25 C (68 and 77 F)
  • protect from excessive moisture

Inactive ingredients

colloidal silicone dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, iron oxide blends, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, pregelatinized starch, titanium dioxide

Questions or comments ?

Navajo Manufacturing Co., Inc. Call toll-free 1-800-633-1610 or www.allegra.com. Revised: Mar 2016

QUESTION

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Side Effects & Drug Interactions

SIDE EFFECTS

No information provided.

DRUG INTERACTIONS

No information provided.

Warnings & Precautions

WARNINGS

Do not use

if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients.

Ask a doctor before use if you have

kidney desease. Your doctor should determine if you need a different dose.

When using this product

  • do not take more than directed
  • do not take at the same time as aluminum or magnesium antacids
  • do not take with fruit juices (see Directions)

Stop use and ask a doctor if

an allergic reaction to this product occurs. Seek medical help right away.

If pregnant or breast-feeding,

ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children.

PRECAUTIONS

No information provided.

Overdose & Contraindications

OVERDOSE

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

No information provided.

Clinical Pharmacology

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

No information provided.

Medication Guide

PATIENT INFORMATION

Do not use

if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients.

Ask a doctor before use if you have

kidney desease. Your doctor should determine if you need a different dose.

When using this product

  • do not take more than directed
  • do not take at the same time as aluminum or magnesium antacids
  • do not take with fruit juices (see Directions)

Stop use and ask a doctor if

an allergic reaction to this product occurs. Seek medical help right away.

If pregnant or breast-feeding,

ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children.

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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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