Allegra 120mg Tablet is an anti-allergy medicine used in the treatment of allergic symptoms such as runny nose, congestion or stuffiness, sneezing, itching, swelling, and watery eyes. It also helps treat skin allergies with itching, redness, or swelling.
Allegra 120mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. Do not stop taking it without consulting your doctor.
The most common side effects are headache, drowsiness, dizziness, and nausea. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Please consult your doctor if any of these side effects do not resolve or persist for a longer duration.
Do not self-medicate or recommend your medicine to another person even if you see the similarity in symptoms. Consult your doctor to get the most benefit. Inform your doctor if you are suffering from any problems related to the kidneys, liver, or heart. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine without consulting a doctor.
Treatment of Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Warning & Precautions:
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Allegra 120mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Allegra 120mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Allegra 120mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby. Because of low milk levels and lack of sleepiness, use of Allegra 120mg Tablet would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Allegra 120mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive. However, you should check that Allegra 120mg Tablet does not make you feel sleepy or dizzy before driving or operating machinery.
Allegra 120mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Allegra 120mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Allegra 120mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Allegra 120mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Q. What is Allegra 120mg Tablet used for?
Allegra 120mg Tablet is used for treating seasonal allergic conditions such as hay fever. It helps to relieve allergies of the nose (allergic rhinitis), sneezing, runny nose, itching in the eyes, excessively watery eyes, etc.
Q. What should I tell my doctor before starting treatment with Allegra 120mg Tablet?
Earlier starting treatment with Allegra 120mg Tablet, tell your doctor if you have any other health problems, like kidneys, heart or liver-related issues. This is because certain medical conditions may affect your treatment and you may even need dose modifications. Increaseitionally, let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Also, inform your doctor if you are planning a baby, are pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Allegra 120mg Tablet?
If you forget a dose of Allegra 120mg Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.
Q. Who should not take Allegra 120mg Tablet?
Allegra 120mg Tablet should not be given to patients with known allergy to any other ingredients of this medicine. Signs of an allergic reaction may include an itchy skin rash, shortness of breath, and swelling of the face or tongue.
Q. Can I stop taking Allegra 120mg Tablet if I feel better?
No. You should not stop taking Allegra 120mg Tablet even if you feel better unless your doctor tells you to stop taking it. This is because, stopping the medicine suddenly, without completing your full course of treatment may cause the returning of your symptoms and it can even worsen your condition. Consult your doctor if you are not sure.
Q. Is Allegra 120mg Tablet an antibiotic?
No. Allegra 120mg Tablet is not an antibiotic. It is an anti-allergy medicine and helps to treat allergic conditions such as sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, hives, etc. On the other hand, antibiotics are used to treat infections caused by bacteria.
Q. Can Allegra 120mg Tablet cause dizziness?
Affirmative, Allegra 120mg Tablet can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, do not drive or use any machines. It is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.
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