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What is Allegra?
Allegra is an antihistamine drug that is used to alleviate common allergic reactions. It functions by competitively blocking the effects of histamine in the body. When histamine is released from histamine producing cells, it binds to other cells with histamine receptors, thus activating an allergic reaction. What sets Allegra apart from most allergy medication is that it doesn’t enter the brain from the blood. It is only effective in the periphery, and thus, causes minimal drowsiness or sleepiness.
What are the indications for using Allegra?
Allegra is a pharmaceutical drug that is most commonly prescribed for the treatment of an allergic reaction. Its most common use is as a treatment for seasonal allergies (hay fever). Allegra is used to alleviate such symptoms as itchy or watery eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion, or a runny nose. This drug can also be prescribed to adults or children experiencing hives or skin itching that is caused by chronic idiopathic urticaria. Allegra does not cure these conditions, but provides relief from the symptoms.
What is the dosage for Allegra?
Allegra is marketed in the form of tablets, in strengths of 30, 60, 120mg and 180mg, and as a 30mg/5ml suspension. The suspension is usually given to kids under the age of 6 years old. The typical dosage for treating urticarial and seasonal allergies is 60mg to be given two times a day or 80 mg once during the day. Children between the ages of 2 and 11 should receive 30mg twice a day, and children who are 6 months – 12 years should be given no more than 15mg a day.
What are the contraindications for using Allegra?
People with an allergy to Allegra or to other antihistamines should not take it, nor should it ever be administered to kids younger than six months of age. This drug is also contraindicated to individuals with kidney disease, as it may cause some unwanted effects. Also, Allegra should never be consumed with any form of fruit juice. It is unknown whether Allegra can be safely used by pregnant or breast-feeding mothers.
What are the adverse effects of Allegra?
Some individuals taking Allegra may experience some types of adverse effects. The most common of these include nausea, headaches, diarrhea, back pain, dizziness, miosis, vomiting, menstrual cramps, and weakness. Taking Allegra may also cause a person to experience anxiety, muscle aches, cough, or fever.