Dosing recommendations for Allegra-D take several factors into account, including the type of Allegra-D you are taking and medical conditions you may have, among other things. Generally, the suggested dose of Allegra-D 12 Hour is one tablet twice a day, taken 12 hours apart. For the Allegra-D 24 Hour strength, the recommended dosage is one tablet once a day.
The recommended dose of Allegra-D® (fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine) will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The type of Allegra-D being prescribed (12 hour or 24 hour)
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be currently taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust this amount unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
For adults and children over age 12, the Allegra-D 12 Hour dose is one tablet twice a day taken 12 hours apart. It should be taken on an empty stomach with a drink of water.
For adults and children over age 12, the dosage of Allegra-D 24 Hour is one tablet once a day. It should also be taken on an empty stomach with a drink of water.
For people with kidney disease, check with your healthcare provider before taking Allegra-D, as you may need a lower-than-normal dosage.
Some considerations to keep in mind when taking Allegra-D include the following:
- This medication comes in tablet form. It is recommended that you take your Allegra-D dose with a glass of water, without food.
- Do not break, chew, or crush the tablets.
- Allegra-D should be taken at the same time each day to help maintain an even level in the blood. Do not take it more often than directed.
- If you forget to take a dosage of Allegra-D, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and continue with your normal schedule. Do not take a double dose.
- Occasionally, the inactive components of Allegra-D may be eliminated in the feces, looking similar to the tablet.
- If you are unsure about anything related to Allegra-D or your Allegra-D dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.