Allegra for Kids
Allegra® (fexofenadine hydrochloride) is an antihistamine often used for relieving seasonal allergy symptoms. It is also approved to treat chronic hives and itching.
Healthcare providers can prescribe Allegra for kids as well as adults. The medication can be used to treat the symptoms of hay fever in adults and children as young as two years old. It can also be used to treat hives in children as young as six years old (when used without a prescription) or as young as six months old (with a healthcare provider's approval and supervision).
There are specially designed forms of Allegra for kids: orally disintegrating tablets and an oral solution. Nonprescription Allegra tablets and Allegra ODT (orally disintegrating tablets) are approved to treat seasonal allergy symptoms and chronic hives in kids ages six and older.
When used without a prescription, Allegra oral suspension (the liquid form) is approved to treat seasonal allergies in children as young as two years old and chronic hives in children as young as six years old.
(Click What Is Allegra Used For? to learn more about the use of this medicine in kids, to find out how Allegra works, and for information on possible off-label uses.)