Allegra belongs to the group of drugs known as 2nd generation antihistamines, specifically the group called histamine receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of natural chemicals of the body called histamine and is responsible for plenty of symptoms that are caused by allergies. Also known as Fexofenadine, Allegra is used for symptoms relief associated with year round and seasonal allergies including itchy palate, sneezing, itchy, running nose, redness of eyes and tearing. It is also used for relieving symptoms associated with allergic skin reaction or chronic idiopathic urticaria including itchy skin and hives. This medicine generally starts to work within an hour.
Doses of Allegra
- For curing allergic skin reactions, seasonal allergies or year round allergies, the prescribed dose of Allegra for children 12 years of age, adults and older, is 120mg once every day or 60mg every 12 hours. Those with kidney infection, the usual dose is 60mg taken by mouth once every day.
- You can take Allegra with or without food and avoid prolonged use of this drug, unless prescribed by a doctor.
- Many things can affect the dose of Fexofenadine, which a person requires including body weight, other drugs and other medical situations.
- You can take this medicine as recommended by your doctor; don’t take additional dose to make the missed one.
- Store Allegra at room temperature away from moisture and light and also out of the reach of children.
- Don’t dispose medicines in wastewater or in household garbage.