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Is allegra (fexofenadine) considered an antibiotic?

Is allegra (fexofenadine) considered an antibiotic?

Not at All: Allegra (fexofenadine) has what are called antihistaminic effects which combat allergic symptoms. It is not in any way or form an antibiotic. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Schneider
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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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How long do I have to wait to take Allegra (fexofenadine) after I have taken an antibiotic? Thank you

How long do I have to wait to take Allegra (fexofenadine) after I have taken an antibiotic? Thank you

Do not have to wait: Allegra (fexofenadine) is an antihistamine and does not have to be separated from antibiotics that you take. You could even take them together and it would be fine. ...Read more

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I have allergies year round and after 2 - 3 mos I flare up and get allergy infections. It's getting worse as o get older and I try all da over da counter but nothing works! I'm on antibiotics now and ALLEGRA D which ALLEGRA D is the only thing I haven't

I have allergies year round and after 2 - 3 mos I flare up and get allergy infections. It's getting worse as o get older and I try all da over da counter but nothing works! I'm on antibiotics now and ALLEGRA D which ALLEGRA D is the only thing I haven't

Path toward relief: 1) Identify allergies. Sounds like you have both year-round and seasonal sensitivities and knowing good avoidance strategies is a first step. Given the severity it is time to visit an Allergist. 2) determine if allergy is the only cause of rhinitis for you. 3) Find the right combination of medications that will work (it is there) and/or consider desensitizing immunotherapy (allergy shots) ...Read more

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Continuous sore throat, even after antibiotics. Sneezing and water down my throat, I've even taken allegra (fexofenadine) and zyrtec but sore begins again.

Continuous sore throat, even after antibiotics. Sneezing and water down my throat, I've even taken allegra (fexofenadine) and zyrtec but sore begins again.

Various causes: Most likely causes: post nasal drip from overwhelming allergies and/or chronic sinusitis rx with wrong antibiotic and/or relatively silent reflux. Combination of above is likely. Suggest sinus ct, elevate head of bed (not pillows, but incr hob), GI empty at bedtime, poss. Around the clock very aggressive acid control (antigerd need be done>3mos), more aggress. Antiallrgy tx incl nasal csteroid. ...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)?

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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Is allegra (fexofenadine) a stimulant?

No: Allegra (fexofenadine) is an anti-histamine. It is one of the newer non-sedating anti-histamines and is used to treat people who are suffering allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does Allegra-D stay in your system?

12 or 24 hours: Allegra-d 12 hours, stays for 12 hours, as well the 24 hours preparation, stays for 24 hours, it's a combo medicine, ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin and allegra at the same time?

Can I take Claritin and allegra at the same time?

Why?: These two medications are for the same type of symptoms. Try one at a time and see which suits your better. There would be no benefit from taking both, there may be harm from taking both. ...Read more

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Which is better allegra or claritin (loratadine)?

Allegra (fexofenadine): There is more evidence that Allegra is effective. Claritin (loratadine) is really only marginally effective. ...Read more

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What are allegra and xyzal (levocetirizine) used for?

What are allegra and xyzal (levocetirizine) used for?

Allergies: Allegra and xyzal are two different types of antihistamines. They are called non sedating antihistamines as older antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause drowsiness in some people. The entire class of medicines are used to treat allergies or allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Can I take allegra and topamax (topiramate) together?

Yes you can: Yes you can. There are no significant interactions between the 2 medications. Allergra normally does not cause severe side effects or interactions with other medications. ...Read more

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Which is best zyrtec allegra (fexofenadine) claranex?

Which is best zyrtec allegra (fexofenadine) claranex?

Depends: All 3 of the mentioned new generation antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra, (fexofenadine) clarinex) are effective for treating allergic rhinitis and hives. What's interesting is that each individual person may respond better to one over the other. While every allergist probably has his/her favorite, truth is...They all work. If not happy with one, try a different one! ...Read more

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Can I take allegra and Claritin (loratadine) together?

Can I take allegra and Claritin (loratadine) together?

Not necessary: Both Allegra (fexofenadine) and Claritin (loratadine) are new generation antihistamines. There is no particular advantage to taking both together. On the other hand, there is probably no harm either. If symptoms are not controlled with antihistamines, see your doctor to confirm your diagnosis and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can I take zyrtec and allegra (fexofenadine) together?

Can I take zyrtec and allegra (fexofenadine) together?

Not advisable: I would not take both at the same time because these medications do the same thing and can have additive effects if used together. They are both antihistamines for the treatment of allergies. If one of these alone is not helping, sometimes switching to the other one is helpful. If none of these remedies work, then consultation with your doctor or allergist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Can allegra & Claritin (loratadine) be taken same day?

Depends: Both Allegra and Claritin (loratadine) are antihistamines. They also come as "d" products which means they also contain a decongestant. The d products should not be taken more than prescribed. The antihistamine products are sometime recommended to be taken on the same day in the case of hives not controlled by only one. This should only be at the recommendation of your physician. ...Read more

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Why can't you take allegra (fexofenadine) with juice?

Interference: Grapefruit juice interferes with the body's metabolism of allegra, (fexofenadine) preventing the natural process. Thus the drug can have unintended effects. ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin (loratadine) and allegra together?

Can I take Claritin (loratadine) and allegra together?

Not recommended: Those are both drugs of the same classification, antihistamines. They should not be taken together, one or the other. If you need more help with your allergies, you should see your primary care doctor, an allergist, or an ENT allergist. There are many other rx that can be used. You could benefit from allergy testing and a detailed nasal and sinus exam. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...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