fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine, Allegra-D

  • Pharmacy Author:
    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: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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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

PRESCRIPTION: No

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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