Generic Name(s): Fexofenadine
Drug Class: Antihistamines
Treats: seasonal allergies,chronic idiopathic urticaria
Allergen is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant which is used for treating allergic reactions that are usually caused by a common cold,or other allergies. Allergen is used for relieving watery eyes, itchy nose, throat or eyes and also relieving a runny nose. You should not take Allergen if you are allergic to it or to any ingredient in it.
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Allergen is a drug that is usually used for treating allergic reactions as it is an antihistamine. The antihistamine works by relieving watery eyes and itchy nose. You should not take Allergen if you are allergic to it or to any ingredient in it.
Allergen is also used for treating symptoms of seasonal allergies like hay fever in both adults and children. Allergen can also be used for treating an itchy skin and also hive caused by chronic idiopathic urticaria.
- chronic idiopathic urticaria
It is always important to follow the doctor's instructions regarding the dosage of Allergen and also the schedule.You can also follow the directions that are on the leaflet in the package or on the label of the package. In case of an overdose, contact the doctor immediately. If you happen to miss a dose of allergen, take it as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses to make up for a missed dose.
- The recommended dose for adults and children above 12 years is 60 mg twice daily or 180 mg once daily with water.
- For Children between 6 and 11 years, the dosage is 30 mg twice daily with water. Allergen is not recommended for children below the age of 2 years.
Allergen Side Effects
All drugs have different side effects which sometimes depend on the weight and the age of the patient or even the severity of the condition. Allergen may cause some severe side effects that will automatically need immediate doctor's attention while others are just mild which clear as the patient adjusts to the medication. Contact the doctor immediately if any of these severe side effects occur to you while you are taking Allergen. Note that this is not a complete list of all the possible side effects.
- tightness in the chest
- back pain
- ear congestion
- joint pain
It is important to always inform the doctor about any other drug you are or have been taking prior to the prescription. A Combination of drugs that are not meant to interact may cause serious and sometimes life-threatening drug interactions. Alternatively, you can seek the doctor's advice regarding the possible home remedies and also over the counter drugs that are safe to use with Allergen which has 67 drugs with 272 brand and generic names to interact with. This is not a complete list of all the interactions.
- Aspirin low strength
- Fish oil