Could Allegra cause Lightheadedness - from FDA reports


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 35,026 people who have side effects while taking Allegra from FDA. Among them, 1,806 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 allergies. (latest outcomes from Allegra 41,504 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 high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, osteoporosis, pain (latest reports from 271,688 Lightheadedness patients).

On Nov, 24, 2016

35,026 people reported to have side effects when taking Allegra.
Among them, 1,806 people (5.16%) have Lightheadedness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Allegra cause Lightheadedness?

Time on Allegra when people have Lightheadedness *:

  • < 1 month: 45.8 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 15.27 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.82 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.16 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.03 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.4 %
  • 10+ years: 1.53 %

Gender of people who have Lightheadedness when taking Allegra *:

  • female: 73.42 %
  • male: 26.58 %

Age of people who have Lightheadedness when taking Allegra *:

  • 0-1: 0.07 %
  • 2-9: 0.69 %
  • 10-19: 2.9 %
  • 20-29: 4.22 %
  • 30-39: 8.09 %
  • 40-49: 17.36 %
  • 50-59: 21.51 %
  • 60+: 45.16 %

Severity of Lightheadedness **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypersensitivity (208 people, 11.52%)
  • High Blood Pressure (170 people, 9.41%)
  • Depression (150 people, 8.31%)
  • Osteoporosis (136 people, 7.53%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (113 people, 6.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lipitor (233 people, 12.90%)
  • Vioxx (208 people, 11.52%)
  • Aspirin (208 people, 11.52%)
  • Nexium (196 people, 10.85%)
  • Zometa (182 people, 10.08%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (506 people, 28.02%)
  • Fatigue (461 people, 25.53%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (424 people, 23.48%)
  • Headache (386 people, 21.37%)
  • High Blood Pressure (340 people, 18.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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