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Dr. Ana Adelstein
334 doctors shared insights

Fexofenadine (Definition)

Fexofenadine, previously marketed under the brand name allegra, is an antihistamine similar to ...Read more


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Whats the difference between a first generation antihistamine like chlorpheniramine and second generation antihistamines like allegra (fexofenadine)?

Whats the difference between a first generation antihistamine like chlorpheniramine and second generation antihistamines like allegra (fexofenadine)?

1st and second: First generation antihistamines are sedating and short acting and have usually other properties such as anticholinergic or drying properties. Second generation antihistamines are long aciting, usually dosed once a day, and are less or non sedating and selective antihistamines with less active properties on other receptors. ...Read more

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Why are the mg dosage of antihistamines different? Allegra is 180mg , Claritin (loratadine) is 5mg , and zyrtec is 10mg.

Why are the mg dosage of antihistamines different? Allegra is 180mg , Claritin (loratadine) is 5mg , and zyrtec is 10mg.

Potency: Although the doses are not equal they are equivalent in potency. That is the drugs will have equal efficacy at controlling congestion, runny nose etc. The doses are different because they are different compounds and those compounds are of different weight and size. ...Read more

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My ent instructions is to take antihistamine everyday .allegra Zyrtec and Claritin expensive .is the equate brand from Walmart just as strong ?

Likely: Generic antihistamine works just as well as the brand ones. Just look for the chemical name. Be sure that you are aiming your Flonase towards the side walls of your nose and not straight ahead also. ...Read more

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What antihistamines give me 24hr protection? Allegra 180mg? Can I take Xyzal (levocetirizine) 5mg at night and Allegra 180mg morning? Topping up prove effective?

What antihistamines give me 24hr protection? Allegra 180mg? Can I take Xyzal (levocetirizine) 5mg at night and Allegra 180mg morning? Topping up prove effective?

Yes: Depends on the condition. Most of the newer antihistamine may cover hay fever symptoms for nearly 24 hrs but would not be sufficient to control hives. Antihistamines have a high safety margin on dosing and thus it is ok for you to use both if necessary. ...Read more

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What if I am concerned my hives are caused by an antihistamine in the first place? I.E. Zyrtec and allegra (fexofenadine)

What if I am concerned my hives are caused by an antihistamine in the first place? I.E. Zyrtec and allegra (fexofenadine)

Go to allergy dr: Go to an allergy doctor and get tested. Usually if you take antihistamine and break out more you might suspect a reaction to antihistamine, but you won't know for sure unless it happens every time you take it, or you get an allergy testing. ...Read more

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Zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine) for hives: which is the better antihistamine?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): Which drug is better fora specific patient cannot be predicted. I generally try zyrtec first because it does cannot claim not sedating. A little sedation helps alleve itching. Allegra, (fexofenadine) claritn, and Clarinex are allowed to claim no sedation. ...Read more

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What antihistamine would be comparable to fexofenadine (allegra)? Is Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec comparable?

All similar: The various antihistamines such as fexofenidine, Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec are comparable for allergy symptoms. Some people will find that one medication works better for them than another one. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Carter
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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more


Dr. Michael Finkelstein
358 doctors shared insights

Allegra (Definition)

Allegra is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more