Allegra is an antihistamine. This medication is used to prevent itching and watering of the eyes, sneezing, runny nose and other symptoms of allergies.
Dosage Information for Allegra
- Inform your physician of any medications you take prior to starting a treatment of Allegra.
- Take as directed by your physician.
- Allegra should be taken with an 8 ounce glass of water.
- You should not take this medication at the same time you take a dose of an antacid. This includes Pepcid, Milk of Magnesia, Mylanta, Maalox, Rolaids and other antacids that may contain aluminum.
- To receive the benefits of this medication it should be taken regularly. Do not discontinue without consulting your doctor.
- If you miss a dose, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose of Allegra, you should skip the missed dose. You should never take a double dose of Allegra.
- Store at room temperature and away from heat.
Special Information About Allegra
- If you plan on becoming pregnant, you should talk with your doctor to see if it is safe to take this drug.
- If you are breastfeeding, you should consult with your physician prior to taking drug.
- This medication should not be used in children who are younger than six.
- You should tell your physician if you have any of the following conditions prior to taking this medicine: heart, kidney or liver disease.
- Contact your physician if you experience any side effects.
- Seek emergency attention if you have difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, tongue, lips or throat or if you develop a rash or hives.
- As with any medication, keep this drug out of the reach of children.
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