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Below are Allegra (Fexofenadine) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 23 ratings/reviews, Allegra has an overall score of 7.78. The effectiveness score is 8 and the side effect score is 8.70. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Allegra review by 30 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   allergies
Dosage & duration:   250mg taken 1 x daily for the period of 1 month
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Allergic reactions stopped almost immediately
Side effects:   Very dry skin and hyperactivity
Comments:   Took medication when symptoms arose, stopped when subsided

 

Allegra review by 61 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Allergies
Dosage & duration:   60 mg taken twice per day for the period of 2 years
Other conditions:   Ocular hypertension
Other drugs taken:   Xalatan
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   This drug alleviates my allergic responses--itchy eyes and sneezing. It's effective because if I don't use it, my symptoms return.
Side effects:   I'm not sure if this drug has a drying effect. I don't think so, but I really don't know how to tell.
Comments:   I take a pill approximately every 12 hours. I try to keep well hydrated.

 

Allegra review by 50 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   poison ivy
Dosage & duration:   180 mg taken twice daily as needed for the period of about 10 days
Other conditions:   itching, rash, swelling
Other drugs taken:   prednisone
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   made the condition tolerable so that I could work. I am highly allergic to poison ivy and it lingers usually for three weeks. On these drugs I was down to under two weeks and could still work. Totally controlled the weeping.
Side effects:   No side effects
Comments:   Take the Prednisone on a sliding scale for two weeks, starting with five tablets a day and ending with one a day. Taking the generic Allegra twice a day initially, say for the first day or two, and then just once a day.

 

Allegra review by 60 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   itchy watery eyes
Dosage & duration:   1 tab twice a day taken 10 days for the period of on and off over 3 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   suppose to stop my watery eyes. Had little or no effect
Side effects:   no side effects
Comments:   I was to take it twice a day, which I did. It was suppose to work for hayfever, watery eyes. With a severe hayfever attack the pills were of no value or effect. The pills don't stop the eyes from watering.

 

Allegra review by 50 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   seasonal allergies
Dosage & duration:   180 mg taken once a day for the period of 10 years
Other conditions:   GERD, Meniere's Disease
Other drugs taken:   nexium 40 mg qd
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Totally stopped my allergy symptoms during the fall and spring
Side effects:   I experienced no side effects at all
Comments:   swallow one pill each morning on an empty stomach during the early fall and late spring

 

Allegra review by 42 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Severe Allergies
Dosage & duration:   180 MG taken once a day as needed for the period of Only as needed
Other conditions:   Sinus Congestion & Headaches
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Almost immediate relief of allergy symptoms, freer breathing
Side effects:   None
Comments:   I suffered from severe allergic reactions to almost all allergens. My nasal passages would constrict & I could not breathe through my nose. As a result, my sinuses would clog up & I would experience severe sinus headaches. Taking this medication only as needed -- when I began to first experience the severe symptoms -- has actually seemed to decrease my symptoms overall. I don't need to use the medication as often as I did when I first began taking it. In fact, my original prescription was filled 4/8/2007 for a quantity of 30 and I still have four pills left!

 

Allegra review by 39 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Seasonal Allergies
Dosage & duration:   1/day (dosage frequency: 1/day) for the period of 4 months
Other conditions:   non
Other drugs taken:   non
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I had terrible itching, watery eyes, and sneezing from seasonal allergies. This medication did not completely elimiate my symptoms, but is reduced them to a tolerable level without making me too tired or doped up to function at work.
Side effects:   I think I did experience some drowsiness from the medication, but nothing that was overly so such that I could not function at work.
Comments:   The doseage was one pill/day

 

Allegra review by 25 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   allergies
Dosage & duration:   15 mg taken once daily for the period of two weeks
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The treatment benefits were only temporary. While it made sneezing and watery eyes diminish, it did not address the issue of respiratory difficulties. I found that it may have even increased my respiratory symptoms in this process.
Side effects:   I felt ditzy while on the drug and had a hard time sleeping. I also felt the waves of how this drug would work and it was sometimes frustrating.
Comments:   I was to take one allegra per day to help alleviate pet allergies.

 

Allegra review by 72 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   seasonal allergies
Dosage & duration:   180mg taken once per day for the period of as needed
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   arimidex
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Helped reduce nasal discomforts from seasonal allergies. I had reduced nasal drainage, less sneezing and less eye irritation.
Side effects:   I did not have any noticable side effects from this medication.
Comments:   I was to take this medication as needed to prevent allergic reactions to seasonal allergins. I was not to take any calcium or calcium medication within two hours of taking this medication.

 

Allegra review by 61 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   allergy
Dosage & duration:   10 mg taken daily for the period of 2 yrs
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It helps with sneezing but my nose runs like a faucet. It relieves my itching eyes, I don't cough as much.
Side effects:   none - I don't recall anything
Comments:   I've struggled with allergies for 20 yrs. Very few drugs help me however this drug does at least slow down the reaction to allergins. I'm going to try Zyrtec now that it is OTC. I've tried benedryl and claritin which don't help.

 

Allegra review by 35 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   allergy
Dosage & duration:   1 pill a day taken 1 a day for the period of 6 month
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   feel better overall, not felling dizzy and able to drive safely , frequent headaches are gone, able to concentrate on work and family, better vision at night time
Side effects:   weight gain, moodiness, feel tired all the time, can not operate the car
Comments:   i have to take one pill a day for six weeks

 

Allegra review by 41 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   allergies
Dosage & duration:   1 pill per day taken daily for the period of a few weeks
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The treatment benefits included but were not limited to anti histamine blocker, decongestant, etc. I was sneezing, coughing, had laringitis, allergy shiners, and could not sleep.
Side effects:   There were side effects listed such as dizziness, nausea, hypertension etc. I did not expertise any of the ill side effects/
Comments:   I went to the doctor for the prescription. I went to the pharmacy to have the presciption filled. I took the prescribed dosage daily with a big glass of water. I took my dosage in the evening.

 

Allegra review by 32 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Allergies
Dosage & duration:   180 MG taken as needed for the period of Continuous for the last 10 years
Other conditions:   Itchy, dry eyes, congestion, sneezing
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Allegra minimized the allergy symptoms without the side effect of drowsiness that is typical of over-the-counter allergy medications such as Benadryll. After taking the drug, congestion is greatly reduced and the constant sneezing stops. However, Allegra is not very effective for itchy, dry eyes, which continues to be a problem during peak allergy season.
Side effects:   No side effects have been observed during the 10 years of use. Drowsiness has not been an issue and no reactions to other medications have been experienced.
Comments:   One tablet is taken per day whenever allergy symptoms are moderate to severe. No medication is taken on days when allergies are mild.

 

Allegra review by 25 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Sinusitis
Dosage & duration:   Once daily (dosage frequency: daily) for the period of 15 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I have a recurring sinus problem wherein my nasal passages get blocked and throat and vocals are affected. This is aggravated by my smoking as well.
Side effects:   The drug was considerably free of side effects. Though i don't know whether this was due to the drug, but i did get sleepy more often than usual.
Comments:   As mentioned,I have a recurring sinus problem wherein my nasal passages get blocked and throat and vocals are affected. This is aggravated by my smoking as well. I started taking allegra and saw that my condition improved slowly but steadily over the course of two weeks and by the end of that time period i was back to normal. The only noticeable side effects experienced by me were more sleep and drowsiness at times.

 

Allegra review by 27 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Allergies
Dosage & duration:   180 mg taken once per day for the period of 30 days
Other conditions:   Mitral Valve Prolapse
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Less sneezing, headaches, and stuffy noses.
Side effects:   Sometimes, extreme drowsiness.
Comments:   Other than making me drowsy, this stuff is great, while it works. The problem I'm having is that I'm only allowed one pill per day and that pill wears off after 12 hours EVERY DAY. Then, I'm back to being miserable, again. :(

 

Allegra review by 27 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Sinusitis
Dosage & duration:   300mg taken 1 a day for the period of 15 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   i have a chronic sinusitis condition. my throat and vocal abilities get affected change of season . i took allegra to alleviate the condition on the prescription of a doctor.the condition improved slowly.
Side effects:   i have a chronic sinusitis condition. my throat and vocal abilities get affected change of season . i took allegra to alleviate the condition on the prescription of a doctor.the condition improved slowly.sleepiness, drowsiness, lethargy
Comments:   i have a chronic sinusitis condition. my throat and vocal abilities get affected change of season . i took allegra to alleviate the condition on the prescription of a doctor.the condition improved slowly.took drug for 15 days, cleared throat but felt sleepy

 

Allegra review by 31 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Seasonal allergies
Dosage & duration:   60mg taken twice a day for the period of 3 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   nuva ring
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It greatly reduced the effects I get from seasonal allergies including sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, and an itchy upper soft palate at the back/roof of my mouth. It takes care of most of it, but I still get some itchiness at roof of my mouth.
Side effects:   No side effects!
Comments:   I take one pill in the morning, and one at night.

 

Allegra review by 42 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   hay fever, allergies
Dosage & duration:   1 every 12 hours (dosage frequency: 1 to 2 x/day) for the period of during allergic reaction
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   significant, but not complete, relief from symptoms (sneezing, itchy eyes, cough, hives) while exposed to allergens - cats, certain plants. works best as preventative, but also works fine for relief from symptoms.
Side effects:   none at all.
Comments:   tried rx for this in place of over-the-counter claritin/loratadine. this worked much better for animal allergies. I only take it as needed - not

 

Allegra review by 48 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   allergies
Dosage & duration:   25mg taken once daily for the period of three years and counting
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Treatment benefits were the cessation of allergy symptoms such as itchy eyes, itchy ears, itchy throat, sneezing, nasal drip, congestion and borderline asthma; however, during high allergy season, the regular dosage was insufficient, the beneficial effects lasting only about 12 hours, instead of the intended 24. Then it was required twice daily to relieve symptoms described above.
Side effects:   Increasing the dosage to twice daily during high allergy season resulted in horrible side effects such as severe headache, nervousness, heart palpitations, dizziness, inability to concentrate, irritability, and the loss of appetite. I had to stop taking it altogether for four to five days, before I felt comfortable in taking it again. Now I take only one/day regardless of the extent of allergies.
Comments:   Treatment details included, at first, a dosage first thing every morning, around 6am. During moderate allergy season, this lasted me until the following morning, but as soon as I got up at 6, symptoms came on full strength. The Allegra did not take effect for an hour and a half. So I started waking up at 5 to take it then, so that as I prepared for work I was able to do so without runny eyes, nose, etc. But during the heavy allergy season (dogwood), I would take one at 5am and one at 6pm. Within two weeks the side effects had me back to my regular dosage.

 

Allegra review by 18 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Allergies
Dosage & duration:   120 (dosage frequency: once a day) for the period of Three Days
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   When my allergies were acting up and I took it, it helped within an hour. It cleared up my nose and throat and made breathing easier.
Side effects:   Drowsiness and I had trouble sleeping. Also the drowsiness carried over to the next morning so I felt run down all day.
Comments:   When symptoms were bothering me I took it and it helped relitivily quickly.

 

Allegra review by 77 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   hives
Dosage & duration:   180 mg taken once a day for the period of 3 months
Other conditions:   high blood pressure and cholesterol
Other drugs taken:   simvistatin and enalapril
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   the hives were controlled
Side effects:   afternoon tiredness and sleepiness I usually do not experience.
Comments:   I am to take this in the morning daily. I am afraid to stop it because I fear the hives will return, but the sleepiness and lethargy in the afternoon is not pleasant. I am considering cutting the tablet in two. I have stopped the pill altogether for a few days to see what happens since I was told to "take as needed".

 

Allegra review by 50 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Allergies
Dosage & duration:   180 mg taken daily for the period of 5 years
Other conditions:   mild athsma
Other drugs taken:   ibuteral as needed
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   significantly helped in reducing congestion and headaches. Incidence of illiness and or secondary sinus infections were reduced.
Side effects:   None. I felt much better taking the medicine
Comments:   After taking allergy tests and having significant response to dust mite allergins and mold, the doctor prescribe some antihistimines. I took several different kinds which had either no effect or made me feel extremely drowsy. Trying the allegra helped immediately and I felt fine. It has worked well for me over the years and continues to.

 

Allegra review by 45 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Dust allergy
Dosage & duration:   180mg taken 1x day for the period of 1 year
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   clear head - sometimes / less allergy - sometimes
Side effects:   Back pain, breathing problems, anxiety/hyperactivity, weight gain, tremors (like partkinsons), heart pounding, sleepiness and crying jags.
Comments:   Took it for a year. Never knew if it really helped. One year later I was literally crippled with side effects... now off it I'm back to my old self. My allergies are the same as when I was on this med. Huh. I think different people react differently to medications. I really do.
 


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