How to Use Allegra to Treat Allergy


How to use allegra to treat allergyAllegra is usually used to treat the symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose. Allegra is also effective to treat skin itching and hives caused by a condition called chronic idiopathic urticaria. Allegra is widely used for allergy treatment. It can also be taken by children when they are already 2 years old. Allegra can treat 6-month-old baby if it is prescribed by the doctor. You should take allegra based on the recommended dose. If you feel that you have the signs of allergy such as breathless and swelling, it is likely that you have allergic to allegra. Consult the doctor as soon as possible and stop the consumption.

If you have allergy to drugs or kidney disease, it is suggested to consult the doctor before you take allegra. Pregnant woman must consult the doctor before taking allegra because the substances can be passed to the baby which will harm the life. Breast-feeding has great chance to passes the substance to the baby as well. If you are under treatment for your illness, you need to consult your doctor before you take allegra, so you will know whether it brings effects to your medication or not. Usually, you are not suggested to take allegra when you consume ketoconazole or erythromycin.

When you take allegra, take it together with water. Do not take it with fruit juice. According to Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld, the host of Sunday Housecall on Fox News, we should not take the allegra with any kind of juice. When we take allegra with fruit juice, it will lose 36 to 40 percent of its efficacy. Fruit juice reduces the amount of active ingredients in allegra. It also makes the body harder to absorb it. If you want to drink fruit juice, wait at least 3 to 4 hours to let the body absorbs the active ingredients.

Side effects of taking allegra

Allegra is not sedative. However, it causes sleepiness. Therefore, you need to consider your work before taking allegra. The side effects of allegra can be drowsiness, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, menstrual cramps, and backpain. If you are allergic to allegra, the effects are worse. You may get swelling, breathless, fever, and cough.

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