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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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Can allegra (fexofenadine) cream be used on eyelids?

Can allegra (fexofenadine) cream be used on eyelids?

Yes: If you have eczema or itching of eyelids you can use Allegra (fexofenadine) cream on your eyelids as long as you don't get it in the eye. If symptoms persists see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Is allegra cream better for a rash or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream?

Is allegra cream better for a rash or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream?

Depends on the rash: If it is an allergic rash or itchy, consider Allegra or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (but might make you tired). A steroid cream may work if it looks like eczema. A fungal rash can look very similar to eczema in certain cases and steroid cream would make it worse. I would consult your physician to try to figure out the cause of this rash. I avoid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. ...Read more

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I started itching and have hives, took a allegra at 3:30 am, applied Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ant-itch cream this morning. Noticed hives now can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tablet?

I started itching and have hives, took a allegra at 3:30 am, applied Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ant-itch cream this morning. Noticed hives now can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tablet?

Yes, but...: The Allegra (fexofenadine) is a long acting, non-sedating anti-histimine. If the itching hasn't been controlled, it is ok to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) which is a short acting and sedating anti-histimine- so be aware of the potential for drowsiness.....Limit the Benadryl to one or two tablets per day, if continuing the allegra (fexofenadine). ...Read more

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A pediatrician recommended Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my toddler's cold. Is allegra similar? 24lbs

A pediatrician recommended Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my toddler's cold. Is allegra similar? 24lbs

Yes and no: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sedating antihistamine. Allegra is a non-sedating antihistamine. How old is your child? Typically you should not use these meds on children less than 2 yrs old. There are other things you can try such as bed elevation and humidifier at night. ...Read more

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I read online there are lots of side effect for Lamisil. Is there any safe alternative cream to treat infant/toddler's athlete foot?

I read online there are lots of side effect for Lamisil. Is there any safe alternative cream to treat infant/toddler's athlete foot?

Safe???: Lamisil is safe and effective when used appropriately & was deemed so by the food & drug administration back when it was only available by prescription. After years of use, its track record allowed it to be released to the general public. Any med that is strong enough to help will have side effects in some people. I find it a safe med. Lotramin is another antifungal that is usually effective. ...Read more

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Is Cerave moisture cream for toddler with eczema safe? Her dr. Recommended it. But I noticed ingredients such as: phenoxyethanol and propyl paraben?

Is Cerave moisture cream for toddler with eczema safe? Her dr. Recommended it. But I noticed ingredients such as: phenoxyethanol and propyl paraben?

Safe: This is safe to use on children. If you are concerned about parabens (found in most cosmetic preparations), you could apply petroleum jelly or solid vegetable shortening instead (Crisco). ...Read more

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I have true allergy to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (had hives when taking the dye-free for a headache.) is allegra safe for me? And would it help my allergic reactions?

I have true allergy to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (had hives when taking the dye-free for a headache.) is allegra safe for me? And would it help my allergic reactions?

Yes: Allergy to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is rare if at all present. Allegra is quite different from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in structure and thus should be safe for you. Make sure you are not allergic to the gelatin on the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules. Whether Allegra would work for you or not is another issue but it should be no less effective than benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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I have what dr says is urticaria but it appears mid morning and mid afternoon, no other time. Using fexofenadine 120mg daily, betnovate cream.

I have what dr says is urticaria but it appears mid morning and mid afternoon, no other time. Using fexofenadine 120mg daily, betnovate cream.

Hives: Hives are interesting because the skin lesions can come and go at any time of day and frequently without an obvious trigger. Fexofenadine is a non-drowsy antihistamine and approved for the treatment of urticaria. Unfortunately, topical creams are not very effective for the treatment of hives. If symptoms persist, an allergist can assist in identifying the trigger. ...Read more

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Allegra (fexofenadine) D and Levocetrizine taken together, safe?

Bit much: Its a fair amount of antihistamine taken at the same time since they both do the same thing trick with allergy meds is to take them between 4 and 6 pm and the d is sedated which would keep you awake anyway ...Read more

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Is it safe to take melotonin and allegra (fexofenadine) d together?

Is it safe to take melotonin and allegra (fexofenadine) d together?

It is safe!: Good morning,
it is safe to take melatonin and allergra together. However, it is not advisable to take melatonin regularly; I would argue. Our biological systems are controlled by feed-back mechanisms, which regulate our wakeful and sleep hours. Melatonin is a natural product which induces sleep. An exogenous (outside) addition of melatonin can theoretically interfere with our nature. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take benedryl and allegra (fexofenadine) in the same day?

Is it safe to take benedryl and allegra (fexofenadine) in the same day?

In general, yes,: Most common potential side effect would be sedation, however, Allegra is the least sedating antihistamine, so unless you are taking extra high dose of benadryl, (diphenhydramine) it would be quite safe.
Often in patients with difficult to control chronic hives, we have to use combination, sometime high dose, of antihistamines to treat the condition. ...Read more

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What is the difference between whole milk and full cream milk. Can all be used for a toddler?

What is the difference between whole milk and full cream milk. Can all be used for a toddler?

The same: It is the same if they are referring to the fat content. The current recommendations is to start healthy eating as early as infancy. Though milk is very healthy, a reduced fat milk is preferable. ...Read more

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Is the medication allegra (fexofenadine) safe to use when trying to get pregnant? My dr told me it is.

Is the medication allegra (fexofenadine) safe to use when trying to get pregnant? My dr told me it is.

Allegra (fexofenadine) safety: Allegra is generally a safe medication. It is pregnancy category c : http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/pregnancy_category#section_1. If you are not even pregnant yet, it is all right to take it until you are confirmed pregnant. Then you might want to use category b products like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin or zyrtec (or generics). Best to use sprays for nasal symptoms -- not absorbed. Use pills off and on. ...Read more

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I took the wrong allegra (fexofenadine) for my symptoms 16 hours ago (allegra (fexofenadine) (fexofenadine) 24 hour). Now I want to take allegra (fexofenadine) d 12 hour. Is it safe to take allegra (fexofenadine) d now?

It is ok: Allegra (fexofenadine) 24 hours is a slow release non drowsy anthistamine. Allegra (fexofenadine) d 12 hours has a decongestant, sudafed or pseudo ephedrine. D stands for decongestant. Allegra (fexofenadine) itself is pretty safe even if the dose is doubled. However, avoid exceeding the dose of decongestant as it can make you hyper and also keep you awake at night.

You may also see an allergist to treat the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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Chlorpheniramine maleate or allegra (fexofenadine) which is safer?

Both: Antihistamines are extremely safe. Any antihistamine can cause drowsiness, but second-generation antihistamines are much less likely to do so. Drowsiness with chlorpheniramine is the biggest side effect to watch for, between these two meds. ...Read more

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Is expired allegra (fexofenadine) safe?

Expired medication: Typically, when a medication expires, it's because it loses its potency or effectiveness. There are some medications that, with time, do breakdown with time into harmful substances. Check with your pharmacist to make sure. I would not recommend taking any expired medication. ...Read more

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What if I take two allegra (fexofenadine) d, is this safe?

Double dosing: Many over-the counter medications are provided at 1/2 the prescription dose. For example, otc Pepcid (famotidine) is 20mg, whereas the prescribed dose is usually 40 mg. This general principle does not apply to all medications and Allegra-D is a good example. Double dosing the pseudofed in this medication could be dangerous. Always ask the pharmacist about safety before double dosing any otc medications. ...Read more

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When will a toddler be old enough to eat ice cream?

When will a toddler be old enough to eat ice cream?

Sure: Toddlers love ice cream, but use in moderation as there is a lot of sugar in this. However, for an occasional treat and to get some dairy, it's just fine after the child's first birthday. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take both dexiant and allegra (fexofenadine) at the same time?

Yes. As long as: You haven't had any issues taking Allegra (fexofenadine) in the past. I have not seen any interactive problems. But if any new symptoms develop after you start taking allegra, (fexofenadine) don't take any more and check with your dr. ...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