What is Allegra?
Allegra, which goes by the generic name Fexofenadine, is a medication used to relive the symptoms associated with generic allergies, including sneezing; watery or itchy eyes; itching of the nose; roof of the mouth and/or throat. Allegra may be used by adults and children aged 2 and up.
Allegra, aside from battling allergy symptoms, may be used to relieve the symptoms associated with urticarial, including itchy raised areas of the skin and hives. Allegra is in a class of drugs called antihistamines; it is effective by blocking the effects of histamine, a substance in the body that produces allergy symptoms.
Allegra comes in tablet form or as a suspension (liquid). Both forms of Allegra are taken orally with water once or twice a day. Allegra Alcohol, Allegra and juice and especially Allegra with Orange Juice are highly discouraged. Allegra and juice and Allegra with Orange juice are not recommended intake agents; Allegra and juice and Allegra with Orange Juice strip away at the medication’s effectiveness.
You should take Allegra at around the same time every day; you should follow the direction your prescription label and ask your pharmacist or doctor to explain any part of the intake instructions that you do not understand. You should take Allegra exactly as your medical professional directed; this means you should not combine Allegra alcohol, take Allegra and Juice or take Allegra with orange juice.
Why Can’t I take Allegra with Orange Juice?
Taking Allegra with Orange Juice or combining Allegra and juice is not a safety risk; however, combining Allegra and juice or taking Allegra with orange juice will ultimately disrupt the medicine’s effectiveness.
Recent medical studies has shown that combining Allegra and juice or taking Allegra with Orange Juice, will decrease the amount of the drug absorbed into the body. That being said, combing Allegra and Juice or taking Allegra with Orange Juice will not pose any negative side effects if consumed hours after or before taking the drug. Therefore, combining Allegra and juice or taking Allegra with orange juice is permitted; however, it should not be taken at the time when the drug is taken.
When taking Allegra with Orange Juice, the citrus drink’s naringin, effectively blocks the absorption of the drug. In addition to naringin, Allegra and juice and Allegra with Orange Juice should be avoided because the fruit juices have minerals (magnesium and aluminum) as well as antacids that impede the absorption of Allegra in the bloodstream. So, in general, Allegra and Juice and Allegra with Orange Juice should be avoided because the juice’s block the full absorption of the drug.
What you should know about Allegra Alcohol:
You must, at all costs, avoid combining Allegra and Alcohol. Co-administration of Allegra Alcohol, as cited by the scientific community, is a dangerous proposition. At this time, the medical community defines moderate alcohol consumption as no more than two drinks per 24 hours and more than 14 drinks per week. Anything above these levels is considered unhealthy.
When Allegra alcohol interacts, the user will experience negative health effects; Allegra alcohol puts a tremendous amount of strain on the liver. It is therefore suggested that before taking Allegra you consult with your doctor regarding your drinking habits. In addition to prospective liver damage, Allegra alcohol increases the chances of illness and infection. Side effects associated with Allegra alcohol include: upset stomach, dizziness, allergic reactions, itching, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue, fever, vomiting or coughing.