Allegra Allergies Medication
Allegra® (fexofenadine hydrochloride) is a medicine commonly used for the treatment of hay fever and chronic hives. It is a type of antihistamine that works by blocking the effects of histamine, chemicals in the body that can cause sneezing, itching, and irritation.
Allegra allergies medication is available without a prescription and comes in numerous different forms and strengths, including tablets, orally disintegrating tablets, and oral solution (liquid). It is approved for use in both adults and children.
Clinical studies show that people taking this drug for allergies experienced an improvement in their seasonal allergy symptoms (such as itchy eyes, sneezing, and runny nose) and also had reduced itching due to hives.
Although most people tolerate Allegra well, side effects are possible. Some of the most commonly reported side effects of this allergy medicine include middle ear infection, back pain, coughing, and respiratory tract infection.
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