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Allegra 30 MG Suspension

Manufacturer: Sanofi India Ltd
Medicine composition: Fexofenadine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Allegra 30 MG Suspension is used in the treatment of symptoms of seasonal allergy like itchy throat, itchy eyes, sneezing or runny nose. Itchy skin and hives are also treated with Allegra 30 MG Suspension. This medication is 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 30 MG Suspension 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 30 MG Suspension with other medications. You also need to follow certain guidelines while taking this medication – taking the medication orally with water, avoid drinking fruit juice at the time of consumption and avoid taking antioxidants. Do not overdose if you have missed a dose.

Allegra 30 MG Suspension 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 30 MG Suspension 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.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Allergist/Immunologist before using this medicine.

Seasonal allergic rhinitis
Allegra 30 MG Suspension is used for treating the symptoms of seasonal allergies which may include runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing etc.
Chronic Utricaria
Allegra 30 MG Suspension is used for the treatment of symptoms of Utricaria namely skin rashes, hives and bumps.
Use of this medicine is not recommended if you have a history of allergy to it or any other ingredient present within the dosage form.
In addition to its intended effect, Allegra 30 MG Suspension may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Vomiting Minor Common
Headache Minor Less Common
Coughing Minor Less Common
Diarrhea Minor Less Common
Painful menstruation Moderate Less Common
Pain in the arms and legs Minor Common
Hives and redness of skin Major Rare
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet Major Rare
Difficulty in breathing Major Rare
Difficulty in swallowing Major Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12-14 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-2 hours of oral administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine should be used with caution in pregnant women. All the potential benefits and associated risks should be considered. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Allegra 30 MG Suspension , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped.
Overdose instructions
Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, restlessness, and confusion. Supportive measures like gastric lavage might be initiated based on the severity of symptoms.
India
United States
Japan
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 Disease
Impaired kidney function Moderate
This medicine should be used with caution in patients having a kidney disease or impaired kidney function. Report any such instance to the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Skin allergy test Minor
Report 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 Food
Fruit juice Moderate
Do not consume large quantities of juices of fruits like grapefruit, orange, and apple while taking this medicine. These food items should be avoided while taking this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine
Erythromycin Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and a safety test to use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medication without consulting your doctor.
Ketoconazole Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and a safety test to use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medication without consulting your doctor.
Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and a safety test to use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medication without consulting your doctor.
Moderate
Antacids should not be administered with this medicine as the efficacy of Fexofenadine may get reduced. Fexofenadine should be taken at least 2 hours before any antacid is consumed. You may require a dose adjustment and safety monitoring while taking them together.
Allegra 30 MG Suspension 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.
What are you using Allegra 30 MG Suspension for?
Seasonal allergic rhinitis
Other
Chronic Utricaria
How much was the improvement?
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
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Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

If I am planning to become pregnant while using allegra (fexofenadine) Allegra is safe during pregnancy?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
If I am planning to become pregnant while using allegra (fexofenadine)
Allegra is safe during pregnancy?
Yes ,avoid it if you are planning to get pregnant as Medicines if taken for a long time do have side effects.

I am taking allegra180 for my sinus. Can you suggest another better and safe medicine.

DAA, DNB
Pulmonologist, Bangalore
Hi. I understand your concerns. Allegra is not a treatment option for sinusitis. If you have a allergic cause for the sinusitis then you will need a detailed evaluation by a pulmonologist /allergist. Also try steam inhalation and saline nasal douches. Hope your questions were answered. Thanks.
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Should I take allegra 120 mg with antacids (mucaine and pan d) and one or two tablets a day.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi faisal... It no matter how long and how many you will take the complaints will remain...as allegra will never cure... If you have any skin eruption or allergic reaction then better take homoeopathic treatment with proper consultation... as in 2-3 months treatment you can be completely free from your complaints...

Is it safe using cosmelite cream and advan cream in alternative day. Allegra 120 mg tablet is safe for breastfeeding mom?

Dhondumama Sathe Homoeopathy Medical College
Homeopath, Bangalore
Is it safe using cosmelite cream and advan cream in alternative day. Allegra 120 mg tablet is safe for breastfeeding ...
Don't use cosmolite. It contains steroids. For time being you will get wonderful results but after some time it will start showing side effects. Better to consult nearby Doctor.

I am taking Allegra as the dermatologist advised to do. Allegra 180 mg and it is causing me head ache and sleepiness. What should I do? I am taking it along with Itraconazole capsules.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I am taking Allegra as the dermatologist advised to do. Allegra 180 mg and it is causing me head ache and sleepiness....
Please consult a homeopathic doctor for your skin problems. There are good results in homeopathy for skin diseases with permanent sure. It will take time but you will definitely get results. You can either find a local doctor or you can consult me online.

Popular Health Tips

Labyrinthitis - All You Need To Know About It!

Ali Yavar Jung National Institute Of Speech And Hearing Disabilities Kolkata, PhD - Public Health
Audiologist, Delhi
Labyrinthitis - All You Need To Know About It!

Labyrinthitis is a very common disease related to audiology in which the person suffers from an inner ear medical disorder. The two vestibular nerves present inside the inner portion of the ears send information to the brain about spatial navigation and also balance control. Now, when any of these two nerves become inflamed due to some reason, it causes Labyrinthitis.

The symptoms of this disorder are easily identifiable and the person is treated generally based on the kind of symptoms he or she is experiencing.

Symptoms: 

Even though the symptoms may disappear after a few days, a chronic Labyrinthitis will continue to affect after that as well.

  • Dizziness can be experienced throughout the day
  • Vertigo or fear of heights can affect the person.
  • Loss of balance because of the inflammation.
  • Nausea and vomiting due to dizziness.
  • Tinnitus or a ringing sensation in the ears.

These are the symptoms Labyrinthitis and sometimes if these are not treated well, then it can lead to permanent hearing loss.

Causes

  • Illnesses like bronchitis can cause Labyrinthitis.
  • Different viral infections affecting the inner ear
  • Infection or virus attack in the stomach
  • Herpes caused by Human alphaherpesvirus
  • Bacterial middle ear infections

So if you are suffering from any of these medical problems then you must visit an audiologist immediately and treat the condition in a proper manner.

Diagnosis And Treatment 

The doctor will conduct different physical examination and other tests which will help him or her to detect the real problem. Hearing tests, blood tests, a CT or MRI scan of the head and even electroencephalogram can be used to diagnose the patient. Once the real cause of the disease gets traced, the doctor will prescribe medication accordingly.

Here are some of the best treatment of this disease: 

  • Antihistamines, such as desloratadine or Clarinex will be prescribed.
  • Medications which will effectively reduce dizziness and nausea are also given to get relief from the most common symptoms.
  • Sedatives, such as diazepam if the patient is unable to sleep properly.
  • Easily available antihistamines like fexofenadine (Allegra), diphenhydramine (Benadryl), or loratadine (Claritin).

Apart from treating yourself with different medication here are some important actions you can perform to get relief from symptoms which might affect you:

  • Avoid rapid or quick changes in position and postures.
  • Sit very still and don't move during a vertigo attack.
  • Get up clamly and steadily from a lying down or seated position instead of a sudden movement.
  • Avoid bright television, computer screens, and flashing lights during a potential vertigo attack.

So, here are the different information which you must know about Labyrinthitis and we hope this article will help you to get the best treatment and recovery.

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Hives (Urticaria)!

MBBS, DHMS-Harvard, Masters in Clinical Dermatology
Dermatologist, Chandigarh
Hives (Urticaria)!

 

Hives (urticaria), also known as welts, is a common skin condition with itchy, pink to red bumps that appear and disappear anywhere on the body. An individual lesion of hives typically lasts a few hours before fading away, and new hives can appear as older areas disappear.

Hives can be triggered by many things, including:

  • Medications
  • Infections with viruses, bacteria, or fungi
  • Environmental allergies such as insect bites, pollen, mold, or animal dander
  • Physical exposures such as heat, cold, water, sunlight, or pressure
  • A medical condition such as gland diseases, blood diseases, or cancer
  • Food allergies, such as strawberries, eggs, nuts, or shellfish
  • Stress.

Signs and Symptoms-

  • Hives can affect any skin surface.
  • Hives are usually an itchy rash that can also burn or sting

Self-Care Guidelines-

If you are experiencing mild hives, you might

  • Take cool showers
  • Apply cool compresses
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes
  • Avoid strenuous activity
  • Use an over-the-counter antihistamine such as diphenhydramine or loratadine

When to Seek Medical Care-

If your child's hives make it difficult to breathe or swallow or if your child feels lightheaded, call an ambulance.
In other, non-urgent, situations, see your doctor if the hives do not improve with treatment or if they continue to appear for more than a few days.

Treatments Your Physician May Prescribe-

After confirming that you have hives, the doctor will work with you to discover the possible cause. The doctor will take a detailed medical history and may do blood tests, urine tests, or X-rays.
Obviously, the best treatment for hives is to discover any triggers and stop your exposure to them. However, most people with hives do not know the cause, and they require medications to get rid of the hives.

The most common medications for hives include:

  • Sleep-causing (sedating) type-1 antihistamines such as diphenhydramine, hydroxyzine, or cetirizine
  • Non-sleep-causing (non-sedating) type-1 antihistamines such as loratadine, fexofenadine, or desloratadine
  • Type-2 antihistamines such as anitidine, cimetidine, or famotidine
  • Doxepin
  • Montelukast, zafirlukast, or zileuton

In rare situations, the doctor might prescribe a short course of oral corticosteroid pills.

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About Allegra 30 MG Suspension
When is Allegra 30 MG Suspension prescribed?
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What are the side effects of Allegra 30 MG Suspension ?
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What are the substitutes for Allegra 30 MG Suspension ?
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