Allegra® 24 Hour 120 mg tablet
Each peach, oblong double convex tablet, plain on one side and engraved on the other side with “012”, contains 120 mg of fexofenadine. Nonmedicinal ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, iron oxide, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, silicon dioxide, starch, and titanium dioxide. These tablets do not contain lactose.
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Fexofenadine belongs to the class of medications called second generation antihistamines, specifically the class known as histamine receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of one of the body’s natural chemicals known as histamine. Histamine is responsible for many of the symptoms caused by allergies.
Fexofenadine is used for the relief of symptoms associated with seasonal and year-round allergies including sneezing, itchy palate, runny nose, and itchy, tearing, and redness of the eyes. It is also used to relieve the symptoms associated with an allergic skin reaction (chronic idiopathic urticaria) including hives and itchy skin. This medication usually starts to work within one hour.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.