fexofenadine/pseudoephedrine extended-release - oral, Allegra D
GENERIC NAME: FEXOFENADINE/PSEUDOEPHEDRINE EXTENDED-RELEASE - ORAL (fex-oh-FEN-uh-deen/sue-doh-eff-ED-rin)
BRAND NAME(S): Allegra D
USES: This medication is an antihistamine and decongestant combination which provides relief of seasonal allergy symptoms such as watery or itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, itchy throat, and stuffy nose (nasal congestion).This medication is not recommended for use in children under 12 years of age due to the high amount of pseudoephedrine.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal as directed by your doctor. High-fat meals may decrease the absorption of the medicine into your bloodstream, decreasing its effectiveness.Swallow the tablet whole. Do not break, crush, or chew the tablet; doing so will destroy the long action and increase the chance of side effects.Taking this drug with apple, grapefruit, or orange juice may decrease the absorption of fexofenadine. Avoid taking this drug with these types of fruit juices. If possible, take it with water instead.Antacids containing aluminum and magnesium can decrease the absorption of this drug. Do not take antacids within 2 hours of taking this medication.Do not increase your dose or take this more often than directed.Do not take this medication for several days before allergy testing since test results can be affected. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
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