Allegra-D and Back Pain
If you are taking Allegra-D and back pain develops, there are a number of at-home remedies that you can try. Short-term pain relief suggestions may include over-the-counter pain relief medications, moist or dry heat (such as a warm bath or heating pad), or cold packs. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about Allegra-D and back pain if these remedies do not work.
Back pain is a possible side effect of Allegra-D® (fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine). It occurs in up to 2 percent of people taking Allegra-D.
If you are taking Allegra-D and have a problem with back pain, there are some things that you can try. These short-term relief suggestions include medications and heat/cold remedies.
Patients who experience back pain when taking Allegra-D often benefit from using pain relief medicines, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol®), aspirin, or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin® or Advil®).
Moist heat (such as a warm bath or shower) or dry heat (such as a heating pad) placed on the painful area of the back for about 15 minutes may relieve back pain. In some cases, cold packs (a bag of ice or frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel) can relieve pain or numb the sore area. If you have poor circulation, do not use cold packs. Water therapy in a heated pool or whirlpool may also relieve back pain and stiffness.
If you experience back pain while taking Allegra-D and the suggestions above do not help, make sure to talk with your healthcare provider. There are other treatment options that he or she may be able to recommend. Also, depending on how severe your back pain is, he or she may recommend that you try another allergy medicine.
(You can also learn more about treatment for back pain by going to the eMedTV article Back Pain Treatment.)