Allegra-D

Allegra‑D 12HR

Do your seasonal allergies bring along nasal and sinus congestion? Bring in the Allegra-D. One pill with two ingredients—an antihistamine and nasal decongestant. Adults and children 12 years of age or older can take up to two pills a day for fast*, effective, non-drowsy multi-symptom seasonal allergy relief.

*Clinically proven to start working in one hour

Directions

Adults and children 12 years of age and older:
Swallow 1 caplet every 12 hours. Do not give to children under 12 years of age. Patients of 65 years or older should ask a doctor before use of Allegra‑D.

Avoid prolonged use unless advised by a physician.

ALLEGRA‑D tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water, do not break or chew the tablet.

Uses

ALLEGRA-D sustained-release caplet is indicated for adults and children 12 years of age and older for fast* effective multi-symptom relief associated with seasonal allergies including:

  • sneezing
  • runny nose
  • itchy nose/palate/throat
  • itchy/watery/red eyes
  • and temporary relief of nasal congestion.

*Clinically proven to start working in one hour

Warnings

Do not use ALLEGRA-D if:

  • you are allergic to fexofenadine hydrochloride , pseudoephedrine hydrochloride or any other ingredients in ALLEGRA‑D
  • you have high blood pressure
  • you have any heart problem
  • you have glaucoma
  • you have difficulty in urination due to an enlargement of the prostate gland
  • you are taking or have taken within the past 2 weeks a Monoamine Oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (such as drugs for depression or Parkinson’s disease)
  • you are sensitive to adrenergic agents such as ephedrine; symptoms include: sleeplessness, dizziness, weakness, tremor, or irregular heartbeat
  • you have difficulty in swallowing


To help avoid side effects and ensure proper use, talk to your healthcare professional before you take ALLEGRA‑D. Talk about any health conditions or problems you may have, including if you:

  • have kidney disease
  • have heart disease
  • have thyroid disease
  • have increased eye pressure (glaucoma)
  • have prostate problems
  • have diabetes
  • have previously reacted to ephedrine
  • are pregnant or nursing
  • are elderly (>65 years)


Other warnings you should know about:

If nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occur, discontinue use and consult your doctor.

Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take, including any drugs, vitamins, minerals, natural supplements or alternative medicines.

The following may interact with ALLEGRA‑D:

  • Antacids that contain aluminum hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide (e.g. Maalox)
  • Do not take ALLEGRA‑D within 2 hours of taking an antacid that contains aluminum hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide (e.g. Maalox), as these antacids may alter the effectiveness of ALLEGRA‑D.
  • Do not take ALLEGRA‑D with MAO inhibitors (MAOI) or if you have taken MAOI’s in the last 14 days.
  • Medicines to treat high blood pressure
  • Do not use ALLEGRA‑D caplets with other antihistamines and decongestants.

Ingredients

Medicinal ingredients:
60 mg fexofenadine HCl and 120 mg pseudoephedrine HCl.

Non-medicinal ingredients:
Carnauba wax, corn starch, croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, silicon dioxide and stearic acid.

Possible side effects

These are not all the possible side effects you may feel when taking ALLEGRA‑D. If you experience any side effects not listed here, contact your healthcare professional.

Side effects may include:

  • Headache
  • Sleeplessness
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Urinating less than usual or not at all.

Other information

  • Store tablets at 15-30 °C.
  • Store medication in tightly closed container in a cool, dry place.
  • Protect from light and moisture.
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children.


If you want more information about ALLEGRA-D:

  • Talk to your healthcare professional.
  • Find the full product monograph that is prepared for healthcare professionals and includes this Patient Medication Information by visiting the Health Canada website; the manufacturer’s website, or by calling 1-800-265-7927.


Always read the label and follow the directions for use.

Oh, please, give me a sign!

How to tell if your sinus symptoms are caused by allergy symptoms, cold, or flu.

The severity of symptoms and how long they last can be a good indicator of the difference between allergies and a cold or flu. Still not sure? Refer to this chart and consult your doctor.

Ragweed? More like “dragweed”.

We’ve added a “D”, too – for “decongestant”. Congestion happens and Allegra-D is here to help.

Hands down, no question, congestion can be the worst. It can be the result of allergens like pollen, pet dander or mold. When irritated, nasal tissues and blood vessels swell with excess fluid, leaving you with that "why-is-this-happening-to-me" stuffy feeling.

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