fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine, Allegra-D (cont.)
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:
PRESCRIBED FOR: Allegra-D is used for the temporary relief of runny nose, sneezing, and nasal stuffiness from the common cold. It also is used for the relief of nasal and non-nasal symptoms of various allergic conditions such as seasonal allergic rhinitis. Allegra-D may be used in bronchitis, sore throat (pharyngitis), and for inflamed and congested sinuses (sinusitis).
SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of Allegra-D include stimulation of the nervous system by pseudoephedrine leading to:
Other important side effects include:
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PREPARATIONS: Tablets (fexofenadine/pseudoephedrine): 60/120 mg, 180/240 mg
STORAGE: Tablets should be stored at room temperature between 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F).
DOSING: Allegra-D usually is taken once or twice daily. The recommended dose is one 60/120 mg tablet twice daily or one 180/240 mg tablet once daily. Persons with kidney disease and elderly persons may only need to take one tablet per day. Allegra-D should be taken without food. It must be used cautiously in patients with heart (coronary artery) disease and angina, and diabetes because of the heart-stimulating effects of pseudoephedrine.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/15/2015
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