Allegra (Fexofenadine HCL)
What is Allegra (Fexofenadine HCL) used for?
Allegra (Fexofenadine HCL) is used to treat the symptoms of hay fever such as sneezing, watery eyes, itchiness and a runny nose. This drug is known as an antihistamine. It helps to treat allergies by reducing the effects of the natural chemical histamine, which causes these symptoms to occur. It can also be used to treat chronic idiopathic urticaria.
How should I use Allegra (Fexofenadine HCL)?
Allegra (Fexofenadine HCL) tablets are usually swallowed whole. They may be taken with or without food. Adults are sometimes directed by their physicians to take this medication twice per day. However, you should always consult your physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed to you. Never exceed the dose prescribed to you.
What are the side effects of Allegra (Fexofenadine HCL)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Allegra (Fexofenadine HCL) include:
Consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if you notice fever, chills or body aches.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Allegra (Fexofenadine HCL). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially kidney disease, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Patients who suffer from phenylketonuria should consult their physician before taking this medication, as this drug contains aspartame.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.