Frequently Asked Questions

All things Allegra

What formulations of Allegra are available without a prescription?

The Allegra family of products available over-the-counter includes:

  • Allegra 24HR and Allegra 12HR tablets for adults and children 12 years of age and older
  • Allegra-D 12HR sustained-release caplet (with a decongestant)  for adults and children 12 years of age and older
What count sizes are available?

The available count sizes vary according to the different Allegra formulations. The count sizes for each are:

Is there a reason Allegra-D is only offered in limited quantities in Quebec?

Yes. In Quebec, due to pseudoephedrine drug regulations, the amount of product sold over the counter is limited by the amount of pseudoephedrine that can be contained in the packaging. Allegra-D contains pseudoephedrine, and is subject to these requirements.

What is the Allegra product line indicated for?

ALLEGRA® 12 Hour
For the relief of symptoms associated with year-round and seasonal allergies, including sneezing, runny nose, itchy, watery, red eyes and itchy nose/palate/throat. To control allergy symptoms. Multi-symptom relief. Chronic idiopathic urticaria: ALLEGRA 12 Hour is indicated for the relief of symptoms associated with chronic idiopathic urticaria in adults and children 12 years of age and older.

ALLEGRA 60 mg capsules and ALLEGRA 12 Hour significantly reduces the signs and symptoms of chronic idiopathic urticaria, the number of wheals, and pruritus. ALLEGRA 12 Hour improves health-related quality of life and work/activity productivity.

ALLEGRA® 24 Hour
For the relief of symptoms associated with seasonal allergies, including sneezing, runny nose, itchy, watery, red eyes and itchy nose/palate/throat. To control allergy symptoms. Multi-symptom relief. ALLEGRA® once-daily significantly improves allergic rhinitis symptoms during the day and through the night.

Allegra-D
Allegra-D sustained-release caplets are indicated for adults and children 12 years of age and older for the effective relief of seasonal allergy symptoms:

  • sneezing
  • runny nose
  • itchy nose/palate/throat
  • itchy/watery/red eyes
  • and temporary relief of nasal congestion.
Can Allegra 12 HR or Allegra 24HR make me drowsy?

In four seasonal allergic rhinitis clinical trials, 1.3% of patients taking 60 mg twice-daily experienced drowsiness versus 0.9% in placebo group.

Where can I get more information about Allegra?

An allergist, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider can help answer any additional questions.

Where is Allegra sold without a prescription?

Allegra is available in drug, grocery, and mass merchandiser stores.

Is there a difference in strength between Allegra over-the-counter and the original prescription Allegra?

No.

How much does Allegra cost?

Pricing for Allegra varies by retailer. Please check with your local stores to confirm. Occasional coupons will be available at Allegraallergy.ca — so check back often.

Is Allegra covered by insurance plans?

Over-the-counter medications are not typically covered by insurance plans. However, insurance plans differ for each individual, so be sure to check with your insurance company.

Did the packaging change on all Allegra products?

Our packaging changed, but you are still getting the same original formulation that you can count on.

Your Symptoms

Does Allegra 12 HR relieve symptoms of indoor and outdoor allergies?

Yes. Allegra 12HR temporarily relieves symptoms due to upper respiratory allergies or hay fever, which can be caused by an allergic response to indoor or outdoor allergens. Symptoms include runny nose; itchy, watery, red eyes; sneezing; or itching of the nose, palate or throat.

Does Allegra 12HR help against mold allergies?

Yes. Allegra 12HR is indicated for the relief of both indoor and outdoor allergy symptoms, including mold allergies.

Does Allegra 12HR help against pet allergies?

Yes. Allegra 12HR is indicated for the relief of both indoor and outdoor allergy symptoms, including pet allergies.

How quickly does the Allegra product line start working?

The Allegra product line has been shown to start working in one hour* after taking the medication.

*Clinically proven to start working in one hour

What type of allergy symptoms does Allegra relieve?

The Allegra product line offers fast* effective,non-drowsy multi-symptom allergy relief including sneezing; runny nose; itchy, watery, red eyes; and itchy nose, palate or throat.

*Clinically proven to start working in one hour. Use only as directed.

How To Use

Can pregnant women or nursing mothers take Allegra?

This product should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing, unless under the advice of a doctor.

Do allergy sufferers need to see a doctor before taking Allegra without a prescription?

No. Allegra is available for purchase without first having to get a prescription (from an allergist or other healthcare provider). If allergy sufferers have additional questions, they should talk to an allergist or other healthcare provider.

Does Allegra contain lactose?

Allegra 12H and Allegra 24H do not contain lactose.

Does Allegra interact with other over-the-counter medications or food ?

Antacids that contains aluminum or magnesium hydroxide, as they may alter the effectiveness of ALLEGRA. Do not take ALLEGRA within 2 hours of taking an antacid. Also do not take ALLEGRA with fruit juices.

How To Save

How do I get the $3.00 coupon?
How do I get the coupon from the mobile site?

We currently do not have a mobile coupon that you can use by showing your mobile device at a retailer, but you can redeem a coupon through the mobile site. First, go to Allegraallergy.ca on your mobile device and click on the “Get Coupon” link. Then you must enter your e-mail address in the field and select the “Print Coupon” link. From there, the coupon will be e-mailed to you, where you must access it from a computer connected to a printer. Print the coupon and take it to a retailer to save on Allegra.

Why can't I print the coupon?

If you’re having trouble printing the coupon, first try clearing your computer’s cache and cookies.