Compare Accolate vs. Allegra
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Although it's less effective than inhaled steroid medications for controlling asthma, Accolate (zafirlukast) has less side effects.
Treats allergy symptoms.
Allegra (fexofenadine) relieves allergy symptoms without making you feel drowsy.
3.9/ 5 average rating with 24 reviewsforAllegra
- Can easily take as a tablet.
- Relatively well tolerated. Serious side effects are rare.
- Available in affordable generic form.
- Allegra (fexofenadine) is effective at reducing symptoms for seasonal allergies and chronic hives without significant drowsiness, unlike Benadryl.
- Approved for kids aged 6 months or older.
- Allegra (fexofenadine) comes in many forms, like tablet, liquid, and quick-dissolving tablet.
- Not a first-choice medicine to control asthma.
- People with liver problems should not take Accolate (zafirlukast).
- Must take twice a day compared to Singulair which is only once a day.
- Only for children 5 or older and adults.
- You have to store Accolate (zafirlukast) in its original bottle.
- Allegra (fexofenadine)'s effectiveness can wear off over time.
- The dose needs to be adjusted for people with kidney problems.
- Dissolving tablet
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14possible side effects
- Generalized pain2%
- Abdominal pain2%
- Accidental injury2%
- Muscle pain2%
- Back pain2%
- Elevated liver enzymes2%
4possible side effects
- Back Pain2%
- Stomach discomfort2%
- Pain in hands/feet2%
Risks and risk factors
- Liver damage
- Liver disease
- Not for sudden asthma attack
- Behavior changes
- Mental health history
- Low white blood cells
- Tapering or discontinuing steroids
- Increased bleeding risk
- Driving impairment
- Taking with alcohol
- Taking other medicines that make you less alert
- Brain damage from too much phenylalanine
- History of phenylketonuria (PKU)