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Does allegra have withdrawals? Been taking it for 5months stop 2days ago i feel weird syptoms on top of my new med. Cymbalta (duloxetine) been using it under 1mnth

Does allegra have withdrawals? Been taking it for 5months stop 2days ago i feel weird syptoms on top of my new med. Cymbalta (duloxetine) been using it under 1mnth

Allergra rebound: In certain individuals, they can experience rebound or withdrawal like after stopping antihistamine making them feel vague generalized itchy. It is not withdrawal and does not cause significant problems. Depending on what symptoms you use allergra to treat for, you might reexperience a flare up of that symptoms when you stop it. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Fexofenadine (Definition)

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


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I've been taking allegra (fexofenadine) for a few years. Now, anytime I miss a day or two, I get extremely itchy in my hands and feet. How can I prevent this withdrawal?

I've been taking allegra (fexofenadine) for a few years. Now, anytime I miss a day or two, I get extremely itchy in my hands and feet. How can I prevent this withdrawal?

MD: Hello: you need to address this complication with your doctor to have the doctor switch you to a different class of medicine. Allegra (fexofenadine) like all medicines have complications and require careful management to insure a severe reaction does not result. Best regards: mark reed, dpm www.Footpain.Org. ...Read more

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I've been taking antihistamines for 4 years and I'm off them now for 48 hours for an appointment. What are the withdrawals for fexofenadine and cetriz?

I've been taking antihistamines for 4 years and I'm off them now for 48 hours for an appointment. What are the withdrawals for fexofenadine and cetriz?

Not much: Female on antihistamines for 4 years, now suddenly off and wants to know withdrawal symptoms. There should not be any withdrawal symptoms from stopping antihistamines. If you were taking antihistamines for allergy symptoms, your allergy symptoms will probably return. ...Read more

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Why would allegra (fexofenadine) be prescribed?

Why would allegra (fexofenadine) be prescribed?

Many reasons.: Allegra is an antihistamine which can be used for itching of the skin, nose, eyes. It is mainly used to treat allergic reactions and to relieve seasonal allergic eye and nose symptoms. It is not very effective for nasal congestion unless used with another medication such as a nasal steroid or oral decongestant. ...Read more

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Any dangers of overdosing on allegra (fexofenadine)?

Possibly: Allegra (fexofenadine) has been studied at very high doses with no clinically significant adverse events. However, if a high enough dose is taken there may be adverse effects. I would be most concerned about potential cardiac arrhythmias at very very high doses. ...Read more

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Can I take Chlor-trimeton and Allegra?

Can I take Chlor-trimeton and Allegra?

Both anti-histamines: Fexofenadine (active ingredient in Allegra) and chlorpheniramine (active ingredient in Chlor-Trimeton) achieve the same purpose & are duplicative therapy. Of note, there is no drug interactions reported between them, but adding the two may not be advantageous. ...Read more

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Does allegra (fexofenadine) makes you sleep?

Does allegra (fexofenadine) makes you sleep?

Should not: 99 % it should not make you sleepy, but I have heard pt saying sometimes I feel sleepy after taking allegra, (fexofenadine) probably indirectly pt might be tired. ...Read more

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Can i take allegra (fexofenadine) with nyquil?

Cautiously: Be very careful as there may be increased side effects like drowsiness. ...Read more

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Can allegra (fexofenadine) affect pft results?

Can allegra (fexofenadine) affect pft results?

PFT: No. Allegra (fexofenadine) is just "anti-histamine" commonly referred to as "allergy medicine" in broad sense. Allergy medicines do not affect lung function. ...Read more

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Which is better allegra (fexofenadine) or zytrec?

Which is better allegra (fexofenadine) or zytrec?

Depends: Both Allegra (fexofenadine) and zyrtec are effective new generation antihistamines that are generally very well tolerated. Some people respond better to one antihistamine compared to another (it's not clear why), so try both and see what works better! ...Read more

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Would allegra (fexofenadine) d make my head itch.

Would allegra (fexofenadine) d make my head itch.

Shouldn't use it.: Not an expected effect. Potentially the decongestant may heighten your sensation of itching and would not cause it. I have not seen a person truly allergic to Allegra (fexofenadine) yet although it is very remotely possible. ...Read more

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Does allegra (fexofenadine) work for insect bites?

Allergy, yes: Allegra (fexofenadine) is an antihistamine that could help treat hives triggered by insect stings, but will likely have less effect on bug bites in my experience. ...Read more

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Is claritan d better than allegra (fexofenadine) d?

Is claritan d better than allegra (fexofenadine) d?

No : Both are antihistamine decongestant combinations. There is no significant data that would suggest one is clearly superior to the other. ...Read more

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Does allegra (fexofenadine) d normally make you drowsy?

Does allegra (fexofenadine) d normally make you drowsy?

No: Allegra (fexofenadine) d typically does not make one drowsy, but it can. With the "d" component, which is pseudophed, most patients get hyper b/c this is a stimulant. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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Allegra (Definition)

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