Allegra 120 MG Tablet
Allegra 120 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of seasonal allergies-like itchy throat, itchy eyes, sneezing or runny nose. Itchy skin and hives are also treated with Allegra 120 MG Tablet. This medication is an antihistamine – It blocks a chemical substance in the body called histamine that is responsible for allergy-related symptoms in the body. It is advised to avoid Allegra 120 MG Tablet if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
There are certain precautions that need to be adhered to before taking the medication. You need to inform your doctor of the following conditions before taking the medication – allergic to any medications, problems in the liver or kidney, pregnancy or plans to become pregnant and whether you are taking dietary supplements or using herbal products.
Consult with your physician before taking Allegra 120 MG Tablet with other medications. You also need to follow certain guidelines while taking this medication – taking the medication orally with water, avoiding drinking fruit juice at the time of consumption, and avoiding taking antioxidants. Do not overdose if you have missed a dose.
Allegra 120 MG Tablet can result in dizziness if consumed with alcohol. It can also cause disturbances while undergoing skin allergy tests. Elderly people are more susceptible to its effect, so exercise caution. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking this medication.
Some common side effects of Allegra 120 MG Tablet are stomach upset, dizziness and headache. You may also experience serious side effects like rashes, swelling and vomiting. It is advisable to consult a doctor if you experience these side effects.
Limited information from overdose describes dizziness, drowsiness, and dry mouth. Not effectively removed by hemodialysis. Doses of up to 690 mg twice daily were administered for 1 month without significant adverse effects. Treatment is supportive.
Take as directed; do not exceed recommended dose. Store at room temperature in a dry place. Avoid the use of other depressants, alcohol, or sleep-inducing medications unless approved by the prescriber.
Allegra 120 MG Tablet is used to treat the following problems:
Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
How long is the duration of effect?
The duration of the effect of Allegra 120 mg Tablet lasts for 12 hours to 14 hours.
What is the onset of action?
Allegra 120 mg Tablet reaches its peak of action within 1 to 2 hours of consumption.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Use of Allegra 120 mg Tablet for pregnant women must be after taking the doctor’s advice and under caution.
Is it habit forming?
Allegra 120 mg Tablet is not habit forming.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Breast feeding while on Allegra 120 mg Tablet must only be done with the doctor’s instruction.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Allegra 120 mg Tablet, when consumed with alcohol can cause dizziness.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
It is safe to drive while on Allegra 120 mg Tablet.
Does this affect kidney function?
Allegra 120 mg Tablet can affect the functioning of kidneys if administered to patients with a history of kidney disorders.
Does this affect liver function?Limited data is available regarding its use in patients with liver disease. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Allegra 120 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Overdose of Allegra 120 mg Tablet can cause dizziness, restlessness, and confusion. It required the immediate attention of a qualified medical professional.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
The missed dose of Allegra 120 mg Tablet must be made up for unless it is almost time for the next dose.
Allegra 120 MG Tablet selectively inhibits the peripheral H1 receptors thereby reducing the histamine levels in the body. It specifically acts on allergies caused in the stomach and intestine, blood vessels and airways leading to the lung.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
Allegra 120 mg Tablet interacts with alcohol to heighten dizziness.
Interaction with Lab Test
Skin allergy testReport the use of this medicine before taking a skin allergy test. This medicine can interfere with the results of this test and hence use should be discontinued at least 2-4 days before.
Interaction with Medicine
- Allegra 120 mg Tablet interacts with Erythromycin, Ketoconazole, Rifampicin and Antacids.
- In two separate studies, Allegra 120 MG Tablet twice daily (high doses) was coadministered with standard doses of erythromycin or ketoconazole to healthy volunteers and although fexofenadine peak plasma concentrations increased, no differences in adverse events or QTc intervals were observed. It remains unknown if a similar interaction occurs with other azole antifungal agents (eg, itraconazole) or other macrolide antibiotics (eg, clarithromycin).
Interaction with Disease
Allegra 120 mg Tablet should not be used in patients with kidney impairment. Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients <12 years of age has not been established. Allegra 120 MG Tablet is classified in FDA pregnancy category C and no data is yet available evaluating its use in breast-feeding women.
Interaction with Food
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