An Allegra prescription may be something to discuss with your doctor if you are one of the many sufferers of seasonal allergies. Allergy symptoms are brought on by an over production of the naturally occurring histamine in the human body. This over production is stimulated by something generally not harmful to humans, such as pollen, and is therefore considered to be an allergen. Allegra, an antihistamine, relieves the symptoms of seasonal allergies such as nose congestion and watering/itchy eyes by blocking histamine occurrence. Allegra D also contains pseudoephedrine which acts as a nasal decongestant.
Many children and adults suffer from spring time allergies stimulated by the new production of vegetation. However, many individuals also suffer from seasonal allergies in the autumn due to high ragweed counts. An Allegra prescription can be used on a seasonal basis to help the patient alleviate the symptoms brought on by their particular seasonal allergies.
Many patients and doctors prefer Allegra prescription because it is a non sedative formula which does not result in drowsiness throughout the day. However, the drug is classified by the Food and Drug administration as a Pregnancy Category C which indicates that it is unclear whether the medication will harm an unborn baby. Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant before beginning an Allegra prescription. Additionally, it is uncertain if the medication is passed through breast milk, so mothers are advised against taking the medicine while breastfeeding.
When beginning an Allegra prescription, your doctor will need to know of any other medications currently being taken as there could be potentially serious drug interactions if take in conjunction with certain medications. And although some side effects such as fatigue, headache and backache may occur and are usually not serious, be sure to alert your doctor if they develop suddenly after prolonged use or increase in intensity.
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