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Allefast 180mg Tablet

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Fexofenadine(180.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
Anti-allergic

Medical Description

Allefast Tablet is an anti-allergic medicine used to provide relief from allergic rhinitis characterised by watery eyes, runny or blocked nose, itching, sneezing and hives (skin rash). It contains fex
ofenadine as an active ingredient. Take this medicine as advised by your doctor. This medicine should not be used by children below the age of 12.
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Uses of Allefast 180mg Tablet

  • Allefast Tablet is used to treat allergic rhinitis, symptoms include watery eyes, runny or blocked nose, itching and sneezing.It is also used to relieve symptoms of skin allergy (urticaria).

Contraindications of Allefast 180mg Tablet

If you are allergic to fexofenadine or any other ingredients of the Allefast Tablet

Side effects of Allefast 180mg Tablet

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness

Precautions and Warnings of Allefast 180mg Tablet

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Allefast Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information available about the safety of this medicine in pregnancy. This medicine should be used during pregnancy only if prescribed by your doctor. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are planning a pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Allefast Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Allefast Tablet passes into the breastmilk. Thus, it is recommended not to take this medicine while breastfeeding, unless advised by your doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed the Allefast Tablet?
A:
Allefast Tablet does not have any effect on the ability to drive or use machines. However, caution is advised while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Allefast Tablet?
A:
No, you should avoid drinking alcohol while on this medicine as it may make you feel sleepy and increase side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are suffering from liver or kidney disease.
  • You are suffering from any heart disease as this medicine is known to increase your heartbeat.
  • You are an elderly person.
  • Allefast Tablet should not be used by children below the age of 12.

Mode of Action of Allefast 180mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Allefast Tablet blocks the release for natural substance histamine responsible for various allergic conditions. Thus, helps relieve symptoms of allergic conditions.

Directions for Use of Allefast 180mg Tablet

Take the Allefast Tablet as a whole and as per your doctor's advice with a glass of water. Do not crush, break or chew this medicine.

Interactions of Allefast 180mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way the Allefast Tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially, if you are taking medicines such as ketoconazole and erythromycin to treat infections.
  • Acidity medicines should be taken two hours before this medicine and not along with it.

Interactions with food items

  • You should avoid grapefruit juice, apple juice or orange juice while on this medicine, as it may increase the side effects of this medicine.

Storage and disposal of Allefast 180mg Tablet

  • Store it in a cool dry place. Protect it from moisture and direct sunlight.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Allefast 180mg Tablet

Overdose

Symptoms of an overdose can lead to dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue and dry mouth. If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed any dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a
double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY

Dr. Mansi Savla

B.Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Will Allefast Tablet make me feel sleepy?

A: Yes, Allefast Tablet has sleepiness as its common side effect. However, not everyone gets it. Talk to your doctor if this side effect bothers you.

Q: Can i take two Allefast Tablet?

A: No, you should never take any medicine more than the prescribed dose. It will result in more side effects than benefits. Thus, never self-medicate yourself. Always consult your doctor if your condition does not improve.

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ContainsFexofenadine(180.0 Mg)
UsesAllergic rhinitis, urticaria
Side effectsDizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea
Last Updated on: 24 Jun 2021 | 11:25 AM (IST)
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