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Doctor insights on: What Happens If You Take Allegra And Alcohol

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Dr. Maziar Rezvani Dr. Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
17 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Is it okay to take daily prescribed allergy medications like allegra and singulair (montelukast) with alcohol?

Is it okay to take daily prescribed allergy medications like allegra and singulair (montelukast) with alcohol?

Yes: There is no contraindication to drinking moderate amounts of alcohol and taking Allegra or singulair (montelukast). The emphasis is on moderate consumption, as anything more is deleterious to health in general and optimally no alcohol consumption is ideal to a healthy lifestyle.

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Dr. Gregory Hines Dr. Hines
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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Dr. Paul Carter Dr. Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
26 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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What will happen if I drink alcohol while taking allegra (fexofenadine) d?

What will happen if I drink alcohol while taking allegra (fexofenadine) d?

Effects of alcohol: Normally antihistamine causes drowsiness which would be increased with alcohol. Allegra (fexofenadine) does not cause drowsiness, but the alcohol will still have all of its inherent effects. Always take care when consuming alcoholic beverages.

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Dr. Brian Affleck Dr. Affleck
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
26 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can you drink alcohol with allegra (fexofenadine)?

Can you drink alcohol with allegra (fexofenadine)?

Alcohol and drugs: Allegra (fexofenadine) is an antihistamine. Although it is a non-sedating antihistamine, sedation is still a potential side effect. Because of the potential for alcohol to potentiate the sedative effects, it is not recommended for you to combine these two products.

Dr. Thomas Hansbrough Dr. Hansbrough
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
40 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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Can you drink alcohol when taking allegra (fexofenadine)?

Can you drink alcohol when taking allegra (fexofenadine)?

Yes: Always drink moderately and responsibly. Although Allegra (fexofenadine) usually does not produce sedation be cautious with alcohol when taking Allegra (fexofenadine) for allergic rhinitis.

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Dr. Diane Minich Dr. Minich
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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Dr. Steven Machtinger Dr. Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
40 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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So I'm using allegra (fexofenadine) allergy pills, and I'm going to a party where there will be some alcohol, what can happen if I drink?

So I'm using allegra (fexofenadine) allergy pills, and I'm going to a party where there will be some alcohol, what can happen if I drink?

Little interaction: Allegra does not cross from the bloodstream into the brain so it does not cause sedation or other behavioral side-effects. It's an excellent choice as an antihistamine if you plan to consume alcohol. Claritin rarely causes sedation, zyrtec sometimes (~10%) and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) often (25-50%) - so don't mix these with alcohol. I know that because you asked you are planning to drink responsibly.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can I take fexofenadine hydrochloride with alcohol?

Can I take fexofenadine hydrochloride with alcohol?

I did not find any: Interactions between fexofenadine ; alcohol using a drug interaction checker. But that is never a complete guarantee. Take care.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can u have alcohol on alegra d?

Can u have alcohol on alegra d?

I did not find: Interactions between alegra d ; alcohol using a drug interaction checker.

Dr. Evans Prieston Dr. Prieston
Pharmacology
40 years in practice
West Virginia University School of Medicine
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Is it ok to drink alcohol while taking singulair (montelukast) and alegra for allergies?

Is it ok to drink alcohol while taking singulair (montelukast) and alegra for allergies?

Alcohol: I would recommend that you not drink alcohol while on allegra. With singulair, (montelukast) the combination is less clear. If you can, not consuming alcohol is the safe way to go.

Dr. Michele Richards Dr. Richards
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
20 years in practice
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What happens if I take too much allegra (fexofenadine)?

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.

Dr. Michael Zacharisen Dr. Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
29 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What happens if I take allegra (fexofenadine) and nyquil together?

Yes: While nyquil contains multiple ingredients that also includes an antihistamine, the addition of 1 Allegra (fexofenadine) (also an antihistamine) will not be harmful.

Dr. Franklyn Gergits Dr. Gergits
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What happens if I take four allegras (fexofenadine) and one zyrtec?

What happens if I take four allegras (fexofenadine) and one zyrtec?

Allergy meds: Hello. Allergy medication like zyrtec, Allegra and Claritin (loratadine) help with the symptoms of allergy. The dose for an adult is 180 mg for Allegra and 10 mg for zyrtec. If you take these meds on the same day, an increase in dryness as well as sedation will likely occur. Especially 4 Allegra and 1 zyrtec. There are other medications to help with your allergies. See your doctor.

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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.

Dr. Frances Ilozue Dr. Ilozue
Family Medicine
21 years in practice
Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy
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Can I take allegra (fexofenadine) with nyquil?

Can I take allegra (fexofenadine) with nyquil?

Cautiously: Be very careful as there may be increased side effects like drowsiness.

Dr. Donald Nino Dr. Nino
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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Can I take melatonin and allegra (fexofenadine)?

Can I take melatonin and allegra (fexofenadine)?

Supplements: You should be able to take both.

Dr. Suzanne Galli Dr. Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
20 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Dr. Michele Richards Dr. Richards
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
20 years in practice
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Can you take allegra (fexofenadine) and benedryl?

Yes: Particularly you can take an Allegra (fexofenadine) in the am and benedryl in the pm.

Dr. R. scott Thornton Dr. Thornton
Gynecology
38 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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Can I take Primolut N with allegra (fexofenadine) 120mg?

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.

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