Generic Name - Fexofenadine
Category - Allergy
Hay Fever and Seasonal allergies.
Seasonal allergy symptoms like sneezing, running nose and itchy water ways are the results of release of a chemical called histamine.Histamine does this by causing the blood vessels to widen and leak, nerves to itch, secretions to pour from the lining of your nose or lungs in a variety of other ways.Fexofenadine (Generic for Allegra*) acts as a block histamine receptors and stop histamine from working in the body.
Generic for Allegra* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Allegra* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitivity to this drug or any of its ingredients.
In case of patients who have the following diseases, it is recommended to consult the doctor regarding use of Generic for Allegra*.
Other chronic illness
Unusual reaction to fexofenadine, terfenadine.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Allegra*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Any antacid that contains aluminum or magnesium
Grapefruit, apple or orange juice
Generic for Allegra* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Generic for Allegra*,
For Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
The recommended dose of Generic for Allegra* is 60 mg twice daily, or 180 mg once daily. A dose of 60 mg once daily is recommended as the starting dose in patients with decreased renal function.
Generic for Allegra* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Allegra* side Effects include chest tightness, feeling of warmth, redness of the face and neck, large, hive-like swelling on face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, sex organ, nervousness, rash, sleeplessness, terrifying dreams and trouble sleeping.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Allegra*.
Generic for Allegra* and Pregnancy
In the absence of adequate and well controlled studies in pregnant women, Generic for Allegra* is recommended only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
Generic for Allegra* and Breastfeeding
While most of the medicines are secreted in human milk, it is recommended to talk to your doctor regarding use of Generic for Allegra* while breast feeding.
Generic for Allegra* and Pediatric
Generic for Allegra* is not approved for children below 6 years of age. For children above 6 years of age, recommend doctor's advice.
Generic for Allegra* and Geriatric
Generic for Allegra* is known to be substantially excreted by the kidney, and the risk of toxic reactions to this drug may be greater in patients with impaired renal function. Because elderly patients are more likely to have decreased renal function, care should be taken in dose selection, and may be useful to monitor renal function.
The above information about Generic for Allegra* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment.Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.