| allegra-D |
Allegra-D is an antihistamine and decongestant combination which provides relief of symptoms of seasonal allergies such as watery or itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, itchy throat, and stuffy nose (nasal congestion). Allegra-D is not recommended for use in children under 12 years of age due to the high amount of pseudoephedrine.
- The manufacturer of U.S.
- products recommends storage at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C).
- The manufacturer of Canadian products recommends storage at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C).
- Store away from light and moisture.
- Do not store in the bathroom.
- Keep all medicines away from children and pets.
- If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
- Symptoms of overdose may include: irregular or unusually slow or fast heartbeat, unusual nervousness or excitement, and seizures.
Allegra-D 24 Hour
Allegra-D 12 Hour
- Take Allegra-D by mouth on an empty stomach one hour before or two hours after a meal, usually twice daily; or take as directed by your doctor.
- High-fat meals may decrease the absorption of the medicine into your bloodstream.
- Swallow the tablet whole.
- Do not break, crush, or chew the tablet; doing so will destroy the long action and increase the chance of side effects.
- Antacids containing aluminum and magnesium can decrease the absorption of Allegra-D.
- Do not take antacids within 2 hours of taking Allegra-D.
- Do not increase your dose or take this more often than directed.
- Do not take Allegra-D for several days before allergy testing since test results can be affected.
- Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
- Nausea, stomach upset, trouble sleeping, headache, dizziness, nervousness or dry mouth may occur.
- If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
- Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: fast/irregular heartbeat, uncontrolled shaking or tremor.
- Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: seizures, chest pain, mental/mood changes.
- Allegra-D does not usually cause drowsiness when used at recommended doses and under normal circumstances.
- However, Allegra-D may make you dizzy; therefore use caution engaging in activities that require alertness such as driving or using machinery.
- An allergic reaction to Allegra-D is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
- Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Allegra-D should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
- Before using Allegra-D, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: glaucoma (narrow angle type), severe difficulty urinating (urinary retention), severe high blood pressure, severe heart/blood vessel disease (coronary artery disease), experienced serious side effects with decongestants (irregular heart rhythm).
- Before using Allegra-D, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, problems urinating (e.g., enlarged prostate), high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems (e.g., QT prolongation, ischemic heart disease), thyroid problems (hyperthyroidism), glaucoma (open angle type), any allergies.
- Limit alcoholic beverages, as it may intensify drug side effects.
- (See also Side Effects) Caution is advised when using Allegra-D in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of Allegra-D.
- Allegra-D should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
- Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
- The pseudoephedrine in this product passes into breast milk.
- Breast-feeding is not recommended while using Allegra-D.
- If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember.
- If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
- Do not double the dose to catch up.
- Allegra-D should not be used with or within 14 days of taking MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid,moclobemide, phenelzine procarbazine, selegiline, isocarboxazid,tranylcypromine).
- Before using Allegra-D, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use, especially of: adrenalin-like drugs (e.g., ephedrine, methylphenidate), antacids containing aluminum and magnesium, certain high blood pressure drugs (e.g., guanethidine, methyldopa, reserpine, beta-blockers such as propranolol), herbal products containing ephedra, St.
- John s wort.
- Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain additional antihistamines and decongestants that could increase your risk for side effects.
- Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products.
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.