Safety Concerns With Allegra-D
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Allegra-D. Yet, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
In clinical studies, the most common side effects of this drug were:
- Insomnia (see Allegra-D and Insomnia)
- Dry mouth (see Allegra-D and Dry Mouth)
- Back pain (see Allegra-D and Back Pain).
(Click Allegra-D Side Effects to learn more about these and other side effects of the drug.)
There are several medications that may potentially interact with Allegra-D.
(Click Allegra-D Drug Interactions for more information.)
You should talk with your healthcare provider before taking this drug if you have:
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Urinary blockage or difficulty urinating
- Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Coronary heart disease
- Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).
Let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are age 65 years or older
- Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Have any allergies, including allergies to Allegra-D, Allegra, Sudafed, or adrenergic medicines.
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, antacids, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Finally, make sure to contact your healthcare provider or call an ambulance immediately if you experience any breathing or swallowing difficulty.
(Click Allegra-D Precautions and Warnings for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take this medication.)