Drug Information: Indications, Side Effects, Warnings
Generic Allegra is used for treating seasonal allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat, or itchy, watery eyes. It is also used to treat hives and skin itching.
Brand(s): Allegra / Fexogra / Galegra
Manufacturer: Aventis / Galpha / Hab Pharma
Composition, structure and packing:
Tablets, film-coated light pink, oblong, biconvex
Croscarmellose sodium — 24 mg pregelatinized starch — 120 mg Microcrystalline cellulose — 133 mg Magnesium stearate — 3 mg.
The composition of the shell:
Valium E-15 — 2.84 mg, Valium E-5 — 1.89 mg, povidone — 0.51 mg of titanium dioxide (E171) — 2.025 mg, colloidal silicon dioxide — 0.73 mg macrogol 400 — 3.94 mg, pink dye mixture of iron oxide (iron oxide red (E172), titanium dioxide (E171)) — 0.025 mg, yellow dye mixture of iron (iron oxide yellow (E172), titanium dioxide (E171)) — 0.04 mg.
Fexofenadine (the pharmacologically active metabolite of terfenadine) is an antihistamine.
The tablet is rapidly absorbed, time to maximum concentration (T max) is about 1-3 hours.
Most of the dose is excreted in the bile, and up to 10% of the drug — in the urine.
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The tablets are intended for ingestion.
Symptoms: dizziness, drowsiness and dry mouth.
Treatment: gastric lavage, activated charcoal, if necessary, symptomatic and supportive therapy. Hemodialysis is ineffective.
Pregnancy and lactation:
Patients should not take the drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding
In placebo-controlled clinical trials, the most common (â‰Ą1% — <10%) observed undesirable effects were headache (7.3%), somnolence (2.3%), dizziness (1.5%) and nausea 1.5%. When receiving the above fexofenadine frequency of adverse effects was similar to that of placebo.
In placebo-controlled trials with a frequency of less than 1% (the same when taking fexofenadine and placebo) and post-marketing use of the drug were fatigue, insomnia, nervousness and sleep disorders or abnormal dreams (paroniriya) such as nightmares; tachycardia, palpitations; diarrhea.
In rare cases ((â‰Ą0.01% — <0.1%) observed rash, hives, itching and other hypersensitivity reactions such as angioedema, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, flushing of the skin, systemic anaphylactic reactions.
Indications for use:
— Seasonal allergic rhinitis (to reduce the symptoms) — tablets, 120 mg;
— Chronic idiopathic urticarial (to reduce the symptoms) — tablets, 180 mg.
Store at temperatures not exceeding 25 Â° C. Keep out of reach of children! Shelf life is 3 years.
— Hypersensitivity to any component of the formulation;
— Children’s age (12 years).
— In patients with chronic renal and hepatic failure, as well as in elderly patients (lack of clinical experience with this category of patients);
— In patients with cardiovascular disease, including a history (antihistamines can cause palpitations and tachycardia).
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