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Children's Allegra (Fexofenadine)
(Known as Telfast in the UK)
Children's Allegra Drug InformationChildren’s Allegra
Children's Allegra is an antihistamine that decreases the reaction of the natural chemical called histamine in the human body. Histamine is a natural substance that produces symptoms such as itching, runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing. The body produces this chemical compound during an allergic reaction.
Children’s Allegra is used to alleviate symptoms of skin itching, seasonal allergies, and hives. It provides non-drowsy, whole-day allergy relief from different indoor and outdoor allergies. The long-lasting, 12-hour formula of this drug helps to combat allergy symptoms such as sinus pressure, itchy throat, and eyes and sneezing.
The active ingredient in this medicine is Fexofenadine.
Read the label carefully and take the medicine as directed or as your physician has prescribed it. Be careful not to overdose or take smaller amounts. Do not take this medicine longer than recommended.
Always take the tablet with water. Don’t take it with any other liquid such as orange juice, apple juice, or grapefruit juice.
If you are taking a dose of the oral suspension, shake the bottle well and measure out a dose carefully with the help of an oral syringe, marked measuring spoon, or a medicine cup.
If you are taking the Children’s Allegra orally disintegrating tablet remove it from the pack and place it directly in your mouth. Allow it to dissolve on your tongue. The disintegrating tablet should be taken on an empty stomach, a couple of hours after a meal or an hour before a meal.
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to fexofenadine or if you have any other allergies before you buy Children’s Allegra. Make sure that your doctor is aware of your child’s medical history and about any other medication that he might be taking.
Side effects of this medicine may include:
- Upset stomach
- Muscle or back pain
- Drowsiness, tired feeling
Product Code: 11887
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.