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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. Qamar Khan
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Fexofenadine (Definition)

Fexofenadine is an antihistamine which is used to treat allergies such as hayfever, and hives. It can be taken once or twice a day. It is a second generation antihistamine and does not cause as much drowsiness as other antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine (benaryl) or chlorpheniramine. Always be careful about drowsiness with any antihistamine especially if driving ...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

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Can I take Primolut N with allegra (fexofenadine) 120mg?

Yes: Antihistamines do not interfere with hormone metabolism. For a list of medications that do: www. Askyourgynecologist. Org. ...Read more

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Fexofenadine/allegra causing bad side-effects, what to do?

Take another brand: The answer is avoidance especially when there are several other options in antihistamine available. ...Read more

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Allegra (fexofenadine) overdose - anything to worry about?

Allegra (fexofenadine) overdose - anything to worry about?

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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Is it ok to take allegra (fexofenadine) if you have glaucoma?

Is it ok to take allegra (fexofenadine) if you have glaucoma?

Depends: If your glaucoma is an open angle type of glaucoma, then you can be free to use any medication. However if you have narrow angles, this may be contraindicated. It is best to ask your doctor which kind you have, and if it is narrow, ask if it is okay for you. Sometimes when narrow angle patients have been adequately treated, they can be able to use these meds. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can I take nyquil while taking regular allegra (fexofenadine)?

Allegra (fexofenadine) and NyQuil: Hello. You can take Allegra (fexofenadine) and nyquil at the same time. No worries. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take allegra (fexofenadine) when you have glaucoma?

Is it ok to take allegra (fexofenadine) when you have glaucoma?

Probably OK: Allegra (fexofenadine) is in the class of drugs known and antihistamines. People with an specific anatomical shape in their eye may be at risk for angle closure glaucoma. Antihistamines have been known to incite an angle closure glaucoma attack in some people with this risk. Open angle glaucoma patients do not need to worry. Your ophthalmologist should be able to tell you if you are at risk. ...Read more

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Allegra (fexofenadine) and valium, is there any bad interaction?

Allegra (fexofenadine) and valium, is there any bad interaction?

Sedation, dependence: Valium is a long actingbenzodiazepine used primarily for anxiety and sleep and to stop grand mal seizures[iv]. It can become addicting or dependent and requires following strict drs. Instructions. Never give any to others. Allegra (fexofenadine) is less of a problem and is sold otc. Anyone taking especially valium should have a list of meds being taken, e.g.Med alert or smart phone? . Usually these two ok together. ...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