Allegra D 24
Allegra D 24

Allegra D 24 review

Allegra D 24 hour is generically prescribed as fexofenadine and psudoephedrine. Allegra D 24 hour is commonly used to treat the symptoms of allergies such as sneezing, coughing, runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes. Allegra D 24 hour is both an antihistamine, which blocks the histamines in the air from interacting within the body, and a decongestant, which constricts blood flow by constricting the arteries and veins in the body. A decreased blood flow decreases congestion.

Allegra D 24 hour is not appropriate for everyone. A thorough medical history should be assessed prior to prescribing this medication. Patients with a medical history that includes asthma or other lung diseases, diabetes, glaucoma, increased eye pressure, thyroid problems, urinary retention, enlarged prostate, kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, irregular heart rate, or the use of an MAO inhibitor within the previous fourteen days may not be able to take Allegra D 24 hour or may require careful monitoring while undergoing drug therapy with this medication, depending on the condition and severity of the condition.

The American Food and Drug Administration has rated Allegra D 24 hour as a pregnancy risk category C, which means that it is not yet known if this medication will cause harm or birth defects to an unborn baby. It has yet to be determined whether Allegra D 24 hour passes through the mother’s breast milk and affects a nursing baby. The prescribing physician should discuss whether the benefits outweigh the risks prior to prescribing this medication to a pregnant or nursing woman.

There is a risk of side effects associated with Allegra D 24 hour, some of which are severe. A patient experiencing a serious side effect or an allergic reaction should seek immediate emergency medical attention. An allergic reaction will present with symptoms that include facial swelling, including swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue, or throat, hives, and difficulty breathing. Other serious side effects which require immediate emergency medical attention include symptoms such as seizures or irregular heart beats.

Other less serious side effects typically do not require immediate emergency medical attention. They should, however, be reported to the prescribing physician. Patients should be encouraged to report all side effects. Less serious side effects include symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, nervousness, insomnia, headaches, dizziness, dry mouth, dry skin, itchiness, or discolored urine. Less serious side effects can often be reduced to a tolerable level by reducing the dosage of Allegra D 24 hour.

Allegra D 24 hour should be taken exactly as it has been prescribed by the physician. If the patient misses a dose, the dose should be taken as soon as it is remembered. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, the missed dose should be skipped to prevent a potential overdose. The patient should never take a double dose of this medication. If an overdose is suspected, the patient should seek immediate emergency medical treatment. An overdose will present with symptoms that include headache, drowsiness, irregular heart rate, nausea, vomiting, sweating, increased thirst, weakness, or restlessness.

There is a risk of negative drug interactions associated with Allegra D 24hour. Patients should be urged to inquire with the prescribing physician prior to taking any new medications, including over the counter medications and herbal remedies. Medications known to cause negative interactions with Allegra D 24 hour include heart medications, MAO inhibitors, caffeine, decongestant, diet pills, and amphetamines. Antacids containing magnesium or aluminum are likely to affect the absorption of Allegra D 24 hour, as does fruit juice with a high acidic content.

Allegra D 24 has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of Allegra D 24

• Molecular formula of Allegra D 24 is C32H39NO4•HCl
• Molecular weight is 538.13
• Allegra D 24 available : 180mg tablets, 240mg tablets

Generic name: Fexofenadine and Pseudoephedrine

Brand name(s): Allegra D

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