Review: could Allegra cause Lightheadedness?


Summary

Lightheadedness is found among people who take Allegra, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lipitor, and have Hypersensitivity . We study 32,957 people who have side effects while taking Allegra from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,730 have Lightheadedness. Find out below who they are, when they have Lightheadedness and more.

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Allegra

Allegra has active ingredients of fexofenadine hydrochloride. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Allegra 37,953 users)

Lightheadedness

Lightheadedness (a common and often unpleasant sensation of dizziness and/or feeling that one may be about to faint) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, weakness, fatigue (latest reports from 262,346 Lightheadedness patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

32,957 people reported to have side effects when taking Allegra.
Among them, 1,730 people (5.25%) have Lightheadedness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Allegra cause Lightheadedness?

Time on Allegra when people have Lightheadedness *:

  • < 1 month: 45.24 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.08 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.97 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.52 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.94 %
  • 10+ years: 1.59 %

Gender of people who have Lightheadedness when taking Allegra *:

  • female: 73.08 %
  • male: 26.92 %

Age of people who have Lightheadedness when taking Allegra *:

  • 0-1: 0.07 %
  • 2-9: 0.71 %
  • 10-19: 2.93 %
  • 20-29: 4.0 %
  • 30-39: 8.36 %
  • 40-49: 17.64 %
  • 50-59: 21.21 %
  • 60+: 45.07 %

Severity if Lightheadedness when taking Allegra **:

  • least: 8.33 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 25.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Lightheadedness **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypersensitivity (202 people, 11.68%)
  • Hypertension (164 people, 9.48%)
  • Depression (149 people, 8.61%)
  • Osteoporosis (136 people, 7.86%)
  • Pain (110 people, 6.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (233 people, 13.47%)
  • Vioxx (208 people, 12.02%)
  • Aspirin (208 people, 12.02%)
  • Nexium (196 people, 11.33%)
  • Zometa (181 people, 10.46%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (494 people, 28.55%)
  • Fatigue (437 people, 25.26%)
  • Dyspnoea (418 people, 24.16%)
  • Headache (377 people, 21.79%)
  • Pain (325 people, 18.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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