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Allegra (fexofenadine) - coated tablets

The name of the preparation Character; dose; package Manufacturer Price 100% Price after refund In which pharmacy?
Allegra coated tablets; 120 mg; 10 tables Sanofi-aventis 12.99 Check

Note: reimbursed drug prices are in line with the regulations in force from July 1, 2018.

The preparation contains the substance:fexofenadine

The drug is available without a prescription

What is Allegra ?

An antihistamine with antiallergic activity.

What does Allegra contain and how does it work?

The active substance is fexofenadine. This substance blocks peripheral histamine type 1 (H1) receptors. In this way, it inhibits the action of histamine, a substance that causes allergic symptoms. Relieves allergic symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, swelling and itching of mucous membranes, redness and tearing of the eyes and skin symptoms of urticaria. Fexofenadine lasts up to 24 hours.

When should I use Allegra?

The preparation is indicated in adults and children after the age of 12 in the treatment of symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis.

When not to use this preparation?

Unfortunately, even if there are indications to use the preparation, it can not always be used. You can not use the preparation if you are allergic (you are hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients.
Do not use the product during breast-feeding. The preparation should not be used during pregnancy unless the doctor considers it absolutely necessary.

Take special care with Allegra?

Certain diseases and other circumstances may constitute a contraindication to use or indication to change the dosage of the preparation. In some situations it may be necessary to carry out specific check-ups. Therefore, before using the preparation you should consult a doctor if you suspect or diagnose kidney or liver problems. Caution should be exercised in people with impaired function of these organs as well as in the elderly.
People with cardiovascular disease should know that the use of antihistamines may be associated with side effects such as increased heart rate (tachycardia), arrhythmias and palpitation. People in this group of patients should consult a physician before using the preparation and be careful.

Does this preparation affect the ability to drive vehicles?
Persons driving motor vehicles should exercise caution and check how they respond to fexofenadine. Some people may experience side effects, such as drowsiness or dizziness, which may affect your ability to concentrate and react quickly, and impair your ability to drive and use machines / machines. If such side effects occur, do not drive or operate machines / machines.

Dosage of Allegra

The preparation is in the form of coated tablets. It is intended for oral use. Do not exceed the recommended doses because it will not increase the effectiveness of the drug and may harm your health and life. If you have any doubts regarding the use of the preparation, consult a physician.
Adults and children over 12 years: 120 mg once daily. The preparation should be taken before a meal with water.
If the symptoms do not disappear within 5 days of using the preparation, a doctor should be consulted.
In the case of people with impaired renal or hepatic function and the elderly, be careful and consult a physician before applying the preparation. No dosage adjustment is necessary for the elderly or for liver or kidney problems.
There is no data on the safety and efficacy of the preparation in children under 12 years of age and should not be used in this age group.

Can you use Allegra during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

During pregnancy, do not use any medicine without consulting your doctor!
It is very important that before using any medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding, consult a physician and explain beyond any doubt the potential risks and benefits associated with the use of the drug. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, consult your doctor before using the product.
The preparation should not be used in pregnant women unless the doctor deems it absolutely necessary and will recommend its use.
It should not be used during breast-feeding.

Can I use other preparations in parallel?

Tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently taken, including those that are over the counter.
Parallel administration of the preparation with ketoconazole, Itraconazole or Erythromycin raises the concentration of fexofenadine in the blood.
No interaction was observed between fexofenadine and Omeprazole (a proton pump inhibitor drug used to treat hyperacidity, heartburn).
Antacids (aluminum and Magnesium preparations) may reduce the absorption of fexofenadine. It is recommended to maintain a 2 hour interval between taking the preparation and taking antacids.

What side effects can occur?

Like all medicines, also Allegra can cause side effects, although they will not occur in all patients who use this medicine. Remember that the expected benefits of using the drug are usually greater than the damage resulting from the occurrence of side effects.
The following may occur: headache and dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, tiredness, insomnia, sleep disorders (nightmares, expressive dreams), nervousness, arrhythmias, increased heart rate (tachycardia), diarrhea, skin rash, pruritus, urticaria. Severe hypersensitivity reactions and Anaphylactic reactions (including severe reactions that may be life-threatening) may also occur. If swelling of the face, lips, tongue, throat, laryngeal edema, difficulty in breathing, tightness in the chest or bronchospasm occurs, discontinue use and seek medical help immediately.

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