Allegra is an antihistamine which is used for treatment of allergic disorders. The drug acts by blocking the release of histamine which causes allergic reactions, like rash, itching, swelling, sneezing and watering of eyes.
The key medicinal ingredient of Allegra is Fexofenadine which is responsible for curbing the release of histamine. The tablet also consists of other inactive ingredients which act as a medium for Fexofenadine to act. These inactive ingredients do not interfere with the drug action.
The therapeutic indications of Allerga are mentioned below:
Apart from the health conditions mentioned above, Allegra can be indicated in other allergic disorders as well.
Allegra is a potent antihistamine and could produce some side effects if used in a wrong manner or if used without any medical indication. Some of the side effects of Allegra are mentioned below:
If patients experience any discomfort after consuming the drug, they should inform their doctor immediately.
Patients who are on Allegra should take care to follow certain instructions that will help to avoid harmful drug reaction. These instructions depend on the patient's health and diagnosis. Instructions may vary with every case. Some of these instructions are given below:
Apart from the ones mentioned above, other instructions could be provided to the patient regarding consumption of Allegra. They should be followed in order to maximize the medicinal effect of Allegra.
Allegra is chemically composed of Fexofenadine. Other brands of Fexofenadine can be used as an alternative to Allegra if the physician sees fit. Some of the medicines which can be used in place of Allegra are mentioned below: