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Review: could Allegra cause Lightheadedness?

Summary: Lightheadedness could be caused by Allegra, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 22,758 people who have side effects while taking Allegra from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,355 have Lightheadedness. Find out below who they are, when they have Lightheadedness and more.

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Allegra

Allegra (latest outcomes from 23,802 users) has active ingredients of fexofenadine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Lightheadedness

Lightheadedness (a common and often unpleasant sensation of dizziness and/or feeling that one may be about to faint) (latest reports from 1,288,669 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 22,748 people reported to have side effects when taking Allegra. Among them, 1,355 people (5.96%) have Lightheadedness. They amount to 0.11% of all the 1,286,319 people who have Lightheadedness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Lightheadedness in Allegra reports

Time on Allegra when people have Lightheadedness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Lightheadedness44.76%18.10%2.86%5.71%18.10%8.57%1.90%

Gender of people who have Lightheadedness when taking Allegra * :

FemaleMale
Lightheadedness71.95%28.05%

Age of people who have Lightheadedness when taking Allegra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lightheadedness0.00%0.65%2.28%3.42%9.20%17.02%23.13%44.30%

Severity of Lightheadedness when taking Allegra ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Lightheadedness10.00%70.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Lightheadedness ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Lightheadedness0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (157 people, 11.59%)
  2. Hypertension (150 people, 11.07%)
  3. Hypersensitivity (134 people, 9.89%)
  4. Osteoporosis (121 people, 8.93%)
  5. Arthritis (110 people, 8.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (294 people, 21.70%)
  2. Lipitor (243 people, 17.93%)
  3. Vioxx (237 people, 17.49%)
  4. Nexium (227 people, 16.75%)
  5. Paxil (199 people, 14.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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