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

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

Yes: But keep it to the lower dose if possible. Even better, if you are using it for allergies, the safest thing would be to try a prescription strength nasal spray for allergy symptom control. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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I'm on metoprolol, benicar, omeorazole, allegra, synthroid, (thyroxine) and ativan. Will any of these cause liver kidney or electrolyte issues? Or cardiac issues?

I'm on metoprolol, benicar, omeorazole, allegra, synthroid, (thyroxine) and ativan. Will any of these cause liver kidney or electrolyte issues? Or cardiac issues?

Unlikely: I guess the answer depends on whether you are a glass half empty or a glass half full person. You are not likely to have any of those adverse effects from the medications you listed, however there is no medication that is not associated with rare liver toxicity, and several of the medications on the list might have some of the other side effects you listed. Rarely. ...Read more

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What if I overdose on fexofenadine?

What if I overdose on fexofenadine?

Depends: Any overdose by any medication needs to be evaluated immediately. The treatment will depend upoin what is ingested, how much is injested and how it was injested. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: fexofenadine?

Please describe the medication: fexofenadine?

Antihistamine: 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 or operating heavy machinery. ...Read more

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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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Fexofenadine HCl 860 mg tablet?

Fexofenadine  HCl 860 mg tablet?

Does not exist: The highest dose in the us is 180mg, in europe they have it in 240mg, the safety was studied up to 320mg, anything higher has not been established safe. ...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

Dr. Ira Katz
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Fexofenadine (Definition)

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