Drug interactions between Allegra and Poly-Tussin DHC
|Poly-Tussin DHC (brompheniramine/dihydrocodeine/phenylephrine)|
Interactions between your drugs
There were no interactions found in our database between Allegra and Poly-Tussin DHC - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
- Allegra is in the drug class antihistamines.
- Allegra is used to treat the following conditions:
A total of 578 drugs are known to interact with Poly-Tussin DHC.
- Poly-Tussin DHC is a member of the drug class upper respiratory combinations.
- Poly-Tussin DHC is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Poly-Tussin DHC (brompheniramine / dihydrocodeine / phenylephrine)
Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of brompheniramine such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with brompheniramine. Do not use more than the recommended dose of brompheniramine, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.
Applies to: Allegra (fexofenadine)
Consuming large amounts of certain fruit juices, including grapefruit, orange and apple, may decrease the levels of fexofenadine in your body. Fexofenadine should be taken with water and refrain from drinking large amounts of grapefruit, orange, or apple juice. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'antihistamines' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'antihistamines' category:
- Allegra (fexofenadine)
- Poly-Tussin DHC (brompheniramine/dihydrocodeine/phenylephrine)
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No interaction information available.|
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.