Allegra (Fexofenadine HCL) delivers relieve for allergic related symptoms of chronic idiopathic urticaria, and rhinitis by controlling the body`s histamine reaction.
How to use Allegra
Allegra (Fexofenadine HCL) delivers relieve for allergic related symptoms of chronic idiopathic urticaria, and rhinitis by controlling the body`s histamine reaction. This antihistamine drug that is popularly known as a non-drowsy formula. Hay fever is known to causes itchy throat and nose, sneezing and similar flu-related symptoms. At specific times of the year (especially spring time), the above-mentioned symptoms may be trigger due to the pollen in the air released by grass and plants.
The body reacts to these dangerous invaders and in a bid to fight them, it releases chemicals such as histamine. This causes the release of allergy chemicals to be released to the area affected, resulting in inflammation of the sinuses and nose, and the other signs of hay fever. H1-receptor antagonist is the active ingredient in this medicine. And it blocks these receptors, and all histamine released by your body cannot attach itself to the receptors, thereby treating the allergy signs.
A research also revealed that other chemicals (such as thromboxane) can affect the nasal passage are also blocked. Scientists have also carried out research on it, to explore its effects if used for mosquito bites (or bites from other insects), allergic coughing and other conditions. However, it is generally, only used for rhinitis and urticaria.
Allegra is obtainable in varying strength formulations to suit patient`s particular need. It is available in 120mg or 180mg tablets for oral administration. The gravity of one`s allergies will be carefully examined by a doctor to ascertain the right dosage to be administered. Adults that are treating allergic rhinitis or chronic urticaria are often directed to take 60mg twice per day or 180mg once daily. Drugs should be taken with a glass of water. Doctors will state that taking this drug without any fruit juice whatsoever, will make it work effectively.
Allegra Side Effects
Individuals who use Allegra to address their allergies reactions or any other condition based on the directives of his doctor; should beware of the side effects, which include:
Back and muscle pain
Buzzing noise in the ears
Inform your doctor of all side effect you experience as they unfold. Apart from mild side effects, some serious effects may require discontinuation of treatment and immediate medical care are possible. Visit the emergency room or consult your doctor as soon as this occurs.
After taking Allegra (Fexofenadine HCL), and allergies doesn`t improve with the treatment, contact your doctor immediately, to discuss alternative options.