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What Happens If You Accidentally Take Too Many Allergra
Stop taking it.: The half life of Allegra (fexofenadine) is 14.5 hours in normal individuals. It is metabolized mainly through the liver and GI tract so if you have liver disease it may be metabolized slower. This means that in a normal individual about half of the medication is left after 14.5 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I typically take an allegra (fexofenadine) 180 in the am and an alavert 10mg at night. Today i accidentally took 1 allegra (fexofenadine) 180 @7am and another at 10pm. Will i be ok?
Yes: Allegra (fexofenadine) is a very safe new generation antihistamine that does not cross the blood-brain barrier, so even more than the recommended dose will not lead to drowsiness or impaired reaction time. However, higher than normal doses of alavert (loratadine) could potentially lead to mild drowsiness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing: You may either become sedated or it could make you jittery. Overall the otc allergy medications are very safe and you would have to take many to have any significant side effects. ...Read more
No major problem: If this is a plain antihistamine with no decongestant in it,I would expect no serious problem although some minor drowsiness may occur. As,long as you're experiencing no discomfort simply let the medication dissipate. If you have any further concerns, call your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Loratadine / lorabid: The first is an antihistamine , the second an antibiotic. In either case it should be ok , but would speak to your doctor to clarify so that you are not taking double meds when not necessary, as Allegra (fexofenadine) is also an antihistamine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Most people can take even up to 4 doses per day if needed. ...Read more
Yes, but why: Both Allegra and Claritin (loratadine) are new generation antihistamines used to treat allergies. If symptoms are so severe that both medications are needed, see an allergist for a better treatment plan. However, there is no drug interaction if both are taken together at usual doses. ...Read more
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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