Allegra (Fexofenadine HCL)
What is Allegra (Fexofenadine HCL) used for?
Allegra (Fexofenadine HCL) is an oral antihistamine used to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies or other non-seasonal allergies. It operates by preventing the action of histamines which are responsible for causing irritation, watering eyes, runny nose, sneezing, or itchiness. Your doctor may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Allegra (Fexofenadine HCL)?
Allegra (Fexofenadine HCL) should be used according to your doctor`s instructions and those included with the packaging to get the best results from treatment. One tablet is typically taken each day along with a full glass of water. Your individual directions will depend on your current health and the severity of your symptoms. These can be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Never split or crush the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Allegra (Fexofenadine HCL)?
The use of Allegra (Fexofenadine HCL) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects may include fever, flu symptoms, or signs of an allergic reaction such as skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced application frequency to prevent more health problems from appearing.
Allegra (Fexofenadine HCL) should not be used by patients who are breastfeeding or under the age of twelve. Also disclose if you are elderly or have a history of heart disease, decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment.
Strictly use Allegra (Fexofenadine HCL) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Allegra (Fexofenadine HCL) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.