by kate smith - Date: 2007-01-23 - Word Count: 297 Share This!

Allegrah is effectively used to treat allergic symptoms like itchy red eyes, stuffy nose and throat irritation. It contains antihistamine and decongestant, and can be consumed orally on an empty stomach 1 to 2 hours before lunch, twice daily.

Allegra is recommended that you avoid high fat meal while consuming these tablets as they could slower the effectiveness of this medicine. It is necessary that take the dosage as prescribed by your doctor and should be swallowed in entirety. Please do not crush or chew the tablets or take more than prescribed. Avoid taking antacids containing aluminum and magnesium within 2 hours of taking this medication or within 14 days after stopping an MAO Inhibitor.

Please inform your doctor if you have a medical history of allergies, kidney/urinary problems, enlarged prostate, glaucoma (narrow angle), severe high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, thyroid problems (hyperthyroid). The consumption of alcohol is also not permissible when taking this drug as it could aggravate its side effects.

Please avoid the usage of this drug during pregnancy or breast feeding. If it is very necessary to consume the same please consult your doctor or medical practitioner before using the same. Also inform your doctor if you are planning to take or are already taking any prescription or nonprescription drug.

On event of an overdose please contact your local poison control center or hospital immediately. A few of the symptoms of overdose may include irregular or unusually slow or fast heartbeat, unusual nervousness or excitement, rapid breathing, confusion, hallucinations, and seizures.

Some moderate side effects like nausea, stomach upset, trouble sleeping, headache, or cold symptoms may occur. If these persist or worsen, notify your doctor immediately. If you find any of the symptoms not listed above please get in touch with your doctor immediately. 

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