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A 39-year-old member asked:

can you tell me is it safe to take allegra (fexofenadine) (antihistamine) and a digestive enzyme together?

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Dr. Michael Rupp
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Yes: you can take both together. You do not want to take Allegra (fexofenadine) with grapefruit juice.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What will happen if I drink alcohol while taking allegra (fexofenadine) d?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Intoxication: Alcohol causes nasal congestion so you may find that drinking renders Allegra d less effective for symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Because the antihistamine in Allegra d does not cause drowsiness it won't increase the sedative & depressant effects of alcohol. I found no reports of adverse effects of alcohol & the decongestant present in Allegra d. Remember to always drink sensibly & responsibly.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can I still take allegra (fexofenadine) if I have liver disease?

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Dr. Stephen Kimura
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
Maybe: Allegra (fexofenadine) is metabolized mainly through the liver so the dosage will need to be adjusted. It will depend on how severe the liver disease and the dosage of allegra (fexofenadine). You need to discuss this with your doctor.
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Do antipsychotic drugs and antihistamines make you gain weight?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Mostly, yes: Antipsychotics all have some antihistaminic properties. Almost all antipsychotics are associated with some weight gain. As with all prescription medication, the benefits and risks are an important part of the discussion between doc and pt. That prescription drugs are now being advertised to pts, in order to manipulate the physicians prescribing practices, is just one more abomination in the fld.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is an enlarged liver enzyme is more associated with graves' disease or lymphoma?

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Depends: Liver enzyme elevations reflect liver cell injury. Certain medications used to treat graves disease can affect the liver and periodic liver enzyme checks are warranted. Certain lymphomas can involve the liver and therefore can cause enzyme elevations.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How well do anti-histamines typically work at treating allergies?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Blocks hist. release: A person has allergies if his immune system over-reacts to certain types of pollen, and the histamine (and other chemicals) released by his immune system causes itching, runny nose, watery eyes, wheezing, cough, lots of mucus, etc... The treatment is avoidance of pollen, and use of antihistamines and nasal steroids. Antihistamines block the release of histamine from types of white blood cells.

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