Allegra, Claritin, Flonase and Zyrtec are some of the allergy medicines now available without a prescription. All three of these, though, may be cheaper to purchase with a prescription. Health insurance covers prescriptions, but it does not pay for over-the-counter medicine.
Can Allegra be prescribed?
Allegra, the popular allergy medication, is now available over-the-counter in the same prescription strength, without a prescription. Allegra’s generic equivalent (fexofenadine) will still be available as a prescription product, but will be considered not covered under the pharmacy benefit effective August 20, 2011.
What is generic for Allegra?
Allegra (fexofenadine) is an antihistamine used to treat seasonal allergies and hives. It is available over the counter, though children under six with hives will still need a prescription. A generic version of Allegra is also available over the counter, sold as fexofenadine.
Do you need to eat with Allegra?
Take the tablet/capsule or liquid form of this medication with or without food. If you are using the rapidly-dissolving tablet, take it on an empty stomach. Allow the rapidly-dissolving tablet to dissolve on the tongue and then swallow, with or without water.
What allergies is Allegra good for?
Allegra (fexofenadine hydrochloride) is an antihistamine used to treat allergic symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis (sneezing, runny nose, itchy or watery eyes), and urticaria (hives). Allegra is available as a generic drug.
How much does Allegra cost at CVS?
$1.20 / ea. CVS exclusive brand products represent a savings over comparable name brand products.
What happens if you take 2 Allegra?
Fexofenadine is generally very safe. Taking too much is unlikely to harm you. If you take an extra dose by mistake, you might get some of the common side effects. If this happens or you’re concerned, contact your doctor.
Is Allegra stronger than Claritin?
Is Allegra or Claritin more effective? Allegra and Claritin are both effective at relieving symptoms of allergic rhinitis compared to using no medication at all. However, Claritin has been shown to provide more overall symptom relief compared to Allegra.
What drugs should not be taken with Allegra?
Do not take fexofenadine with fruit juice (such as apple, orange, or grapefruit). These juices can make it harder for your body to absorb fexofenadine. Avoid taking an antacid within 2 hours before or after you take fexofenadine. Certain antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb this medicine.
Does Allegra help with post nasal drip?
Second-generation antihistamines are preferred for allergic post-nasal drip because they don’t make you sleepy (unlike the first-generation antihistamines). Each of these are available over the counter as low-cost generics: Loratadine (Claritin) Fexofenadine (Allegra)
Is it OK to take Allegra everyday?
May be given daily on a regular basis when allergens are most prevalent (such as during spring or summer). Fexofenadine is approved for use in children older than 6 months with chronic urticaria and those older than two years with seasonal allergic rhinitis. No dosage adjustment is required in liver disease.
Can you take vitamin D with Allegra?
No interactions were found between Allegra-D 24 Hour and Vitamin D3. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
Can you eat oranges with Allegra?
Since the intake of fruit or fruit juice can significantly interfere with Allegra’s absorption, take your medication at least two hours before or two hours after drinking fruit juice.
Is Allegra good for itching?
Oral antihistamines may relieve the itching. Nondrowsy oral antihistamines include fexofenadine (Allegra) and loratadine (Claritin).
Is Allegra anti inflammatory?
In addition, fexofenadine has proven anti-inflammatory activity and has been shown to inhibit a number of mediators at clinically relevant concentrations, including in vitro inhibition of ICAM-1 expression on conjunctival and nasal epithelial cells.
Is Allegra a good allergy medicine?
They found that once-daily doses of 120 mg or 180 mg of Allegra were superior to placebo in reducing total symptoms. In addition, the single dose was effective in relieving symptoms for the entire 24-hour period. They also found that Allegra and Zyrtec were comparable in relieving the symptoms of seasonal allergies.