Treats allergy symptoms and congestion. Allegra D (Pseudoephedrine / Fexofenadine) is a combination allergy medicine that's useful if you have congestion and runny nose. Clears your sinuses. Sudafed Pe (Phenylephrine) is a good medication for relieving stuffy nose. It doesn't work as well as pseudoephedrine (Sudafed), but it has fewer side effects. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+
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FDA side effect reports for Phenylephrine » How it works Allegra D Phenylephrine Allegra D (Pseudoephedrine / Fexofenadine) is a combination medicine that relieves allergy symptoms. Fexofenadine (an antihistamine) prevents allergy symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, and itching. Pseudoephedrine (a decongestant) clears your sinuses. Sudafed Pe (Phenylephrine) is a decongestant. It narrows blood vessels and reduces swelling in your nasal passages to make breathing easier. Type of medication Allegra D Phenylephrine Decongestant Antihistamine
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Prescription or OTC Decongestant Prescription or OTC Available as Allegra D Phenylephrine Pill Nasal spray Eye drops Suppository Used for (click to learn more) Allegra D Phenylephrine Risk factors for serious side effects Allegra D Phenylephrine › Taking with alcohol › Taking other medicines that make you less alert › History of high blood pressure › History of heart problems › Age 65 or older › Women of childbearing age Detailed Allegra D (Pseudoephedrine / Fexofenadine) risks & warnings » › History of high blood pressure › Taking MAO inhibitors › History of heart problems › Age 65 years or older › Women of childbearing age Detailed Sudafed Pe (Phenylephrine) risks & warnings » Pregnancy category Allegra D Phenylephrine
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Sleep › The antihistamine (fexofenadine) can cause dizziness, drowsiness, dry eyes/mouth, and constipation. › The decongestant (pseudoephedrine) can make your blood pressure higher and can make it harder to sleep. › Avoid taking it close to bedtime to prevent trouble sleeping. › Shouldn't use it before you want to sleep. Upsides and benefits Allegra D Phenylephrine › Available without a prescription in the drugstore. › It has two medications that work in different ways to help relieve nasal symptoms. › The antihistamine (fexofenadine) is useful for relieving itchy eyes, runny nose, or constant sneezing. › The decongestant (pseudoephedrine) is very good at relieving congestion. › Works to clear nasal congestion and helps you breathe better. › Helpful in relieving congestion-related headaches. › Has fewer side effects than other decongestants like pseudoephedrine. › It doesn't raise your blood pressure and heart rate as much, or cause as much trouble falling asleep. › Doesn't give you rebound congestion (worse symptoms when you stop taking it) like nasal spray decongestants do. Downsides and risks Allegra D Phenylephrine › Has more side effects than Allegra since it has pseudoephedrine in it. › The antihistamine (fexofenadine) can cause dizziness, drowsiness, dry eyes/mouth, and constipation. › The decongestant (pseudoephedrine) can make your blood pressure higher and can make it harder to sleep. › You must show a photo ID to buy this from behind the pharmacy counter. There's a maximum limit on how much you can buy in the pharmacy at a time. › Phenylephrine doesn't last as long as other decongestants like pseudoephedrine (Sudafed). › You shouldn't use it if you have high blood pressure. › Can make your heart race or make you feel anxious and restless. › Shouldn't use it before you want to sleep. › Not as effective after using it for 4 days in a row. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Allegra D Phenylephrine › It works best if you have nasal congestion and a runny nose. › Take on an empty stomach, 1 hour before eating or 2 hours after eating. › Shouldn't be used in kids younger than 12 years old. › Avoid taking it close to bedtime to prevent trouble sleeping. › Can cause dizziness, headache, or a fast heartbeat. › Talk to your doctor if you have high blood pressure or kidney problems before using it. › If symptoms get worse or you need to use it for more than a few weeks, talk with your doctor. › Starts working in 30 minutes. › Phenylephrine can make you restless, so don't take it too close to bedtime. › It's in other cold and flu combination medicines. Read labels closely so you don't accidentally double up and take too much of it in a day. › Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take. › Let your doctor know if your symptoms don't improve in a few days. Learn more More about Allegra D Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Phenylephrine Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert