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Children’s allegra odt

Generic name: fexofenadine [ FEX-oh-FEN-a-deen ]
Brand names: Allegra 12 Hour Allergy, Allegra 24 Hour Allergy, Allegra Allergy, Allegra OTC, Aller-Ease, … show all 8 brands
Drug class: Antihistamines

What is Children's allegra odt?

Children's allegra is an antihistamine used to treat seasonal allergies in children and adults.Children's allegra odt can also be used to treat skin itch and hives that are caused by a chronic idiopathic urticaria condition in adults and children older than 6 years.There are several brands and types of fexofenadine. This leaflet does not list all brands.This medication guide does not list all possible uses for children's allegra odt.

Side effects of Children's allegra odt

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of the face, lips, or throat.If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop using children's allegra odt immediately and contact your doctor.

  • Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, unusual tiredness);
  • Cough that is new or worsening
  • Pain;
  • Signs of an ear infection include fever, ear pain, fullness, difficulty hearing, and drainage in the ear.

Children's allegra odt side effects may include:

  • Headache;
  • Backache
  • Sore throat. Cold symptoms.

There may be other side effects. Call your doctor immediately if experiencing side effects; alternatively, the fda can be reached at 1-800-fda-1088 if reporting adverse events.

Similar/related drugs

Prednisone, fluticasone nasal, montelukast, cetirizine, loratadine, benadryl, and promethazine


Children's allegra odt should not be taken with fruit juices (such as orange, apple, or grapefruit).

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy to children's allegra odt, then it is best not to use this product.

If you are suffering from:

  • Kidney disease is a serious condition.

Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you're pregnant or nursing.The effects of this medication may be more pronounced in older adults. Ask your doctor if you are 65 years old or older before taking children's allegra odt.This medicine could contain phenylalanine, which is harmful to people with phenylketonuria.

How to take Children's allegra odt?

Follow all instructions listed on your label or as provided by your healthcare provider.Follow the directions on the label of any medicine you give to your child.

  • Children's allegra odt is not recommended for children younger than 2 years.
  • Disintegrating tablets (melting tablets) are not recommended for children younger than six years of age.
  • Children's allegra odt is not recommended for children younger than 12 years of age.

Take this medication only in water.Take the tablet with an empty stomach.Before measuring a dose, shake the suspension. Use the provided dosing cup or a dose-measuring tool (not a spoon).Only remove an oral disintegrating tablet when you're ready to use it. Place the pill directly on your tongue, allow it to dissolve naturally without chewing, and swallow as the tablet dissipates several times over.If your symptoms don't improve or worsen, seek medical help immediately.Children's allegra odt should be stored in the original packaging at room temperature, away from heat and moisture. Liquid medicines should not be allowed to freeze.

What happens if i miss the dose?

When needed, children's allegra odt should be used. You can skip a missed dose if you're on a schedule. Never use two doses in one go.

What happens if i overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.The symptoms of an overdose may include dizziness or a dry mouth.

What should be avoided?

Children's allegra odt should not be taken with fruit juices (such as orange, apple, or grapefruit). Fruit juices like apple, orange, or grapefruit can interfere with the absorption of this medication.Avoid taking antacids within 2 hours of children's allergies. This medicine must not be taken at the same time with antacids that contain aluminium or magnesium.Before using any other cold or cough medicines, ask your doctor or pharmacist if they contain similar ingredients.

Interaction with other drug

Children's allegra can make you more drowsy. Before taking an opioid, sleeping pill, muscle relaxant, medicine for anxiety, or seizures, consult your doctor.

Before using children's allegra odt in conjunction with other medications, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Ketoconazole;
  • Erythromycin.

This list is incomplete. Children's allegra odt may be affected by other drugs, including prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal products. This list does not include all possible drug interactions.