Frequently Asked Questions

All Things Allegra
What formulations of Allegra are available without a prescription?

The Allegra family of products available over-the-counter nationwide includes:

• Allegra 24HR and Allegra 12HR Tablets for adults and children 12 years of age and older
• Allegra Gelcaps 24HR Gel-Coated tablets for adults and children 12 years of age and older
• Children’s Allegra 12HR Orally Disintegrating Tablets for children 6 years of age and older
• Children’s Allegra 12HR Liquid Oral Suspension for children 2 years of age and older
• Allegra-D 24HR and Allegra-D 12HR Extended-Release Tablets (with a decongestant)  for adults and children 12 years of age and older

What count sizes are available?

The available count sizes vary according to the different Allegra formulations. The count sizes for each are:

• Allegra 24HR: 5, 15, 30, 45, 70, or 90 counts
• Allegra 12HR: 12 or 24 count
• Allegra Gelcaps 24HR: 8, 24 or 60 count
• Allegra-D 24HR: 10 or 15 counts
• Allegra-D 12HR: 10, 20, or 30 counts
• Children’s Allegra Orally Disintegrating Tablets: 12 or 24 count
• Children’s Allegra Liquid Oral Suspension: 4 oz or 8 oz liquid oral suspension

Is there a reason Allegra-D is only offered in limited quantities?

Yes. Due to a federal pseudoephedrine drug statute and related regulations, the amount of product sold over the counter is limited by the amount of pseudoephedrine that can be contained in the packaging. Allegra-D contains pseudoephedrine, and is subject to these requirements. We are working within these requirements to find ways to bring you a better experience.

Which Allegra products can I buy in a 90 count?

Currently, only Allegra 24HR Tablets are available in a 90 count, which can be found in your local club store.

What is Allegra indicated for?

Allegra is indicated for the temporary relief of symptoms due to upper respiratory allergies or hay fever, which can be caused by an allergic response to indoor or outdoor allergens. Allegra offers fast,* non-drowsy, 24-hour relief of allergy symptoms including sneezing, runny nose, itchy watery eyes, and itchy nose or throat.

 

There are additional indications for Allegra-D, including relief of nasal congestion and sinus pressure brought on by allergies as well as temporary relief from nasal congestion due to the common cold, hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies.

 

*Starts working in one hour. Use only as directed.

Can Allegra make me drowsy?

No.

Where can I get more information about Allegra?

An allergist, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider can help answer any additional questions.

When did Allegra become available for purchase over-the-counter?

Allegra became available in its original prescription strength without a prescription in stores nationwide on March 4, 2011.

Where is Allegra sold without a prescription?

Allegra is available in drug, grocery, mass merchandiser, and club stores nationwide.

Is there a difference in strength between Allegra over-the-counter and the original prescription Allegra?

No.

How much does Allegra cost?

Pricing for Allegra varies by retailer. Please check with your local stores to confirm. Occasional coupons will be available at Allegra.com — so check back often.

Is Allegra covered by insurance plans?

Over-the-counter medications are not typically covered by insurance plans. However, insurance plans differ for each individual, so be sure to check with your insurance company.

Did the packaging change on all Allegra products?

Our packaging changed, but you’re still getting the same original prescription strength allergy relief that you can count on.

Your Symptoms
Does Allegra Allergy relieve symptoms of indoor and outdoor allergies?

Yes. Allegra Allergy temporarily relieves symptoms due to upper respiratory allergies or hay fever, which can be caused by an allergic response to indoor or outdoor allergens. Symptoms include runny nose, itchy watery eyes, sneezing, or itching of the nose or throat.

Does Allegra Allergy help against pet allergies?

Yes. Allegra Allergy is currently approved for the relief of both indoor and outdoor allergy symptoms, including pet allergies.

Does Allegra Allergy help against mold allergies?

Yes. Allegra Allergy is currently approved for the relief of both indoor and outdoor allergy symptoms, including mold allergies.

How quickly does Allegra Allergy start working?

Allegra Allergy starts working one hour after taking the medication.

What type of allergy symptoms does Allegra Allergy relieve?

Allegra Allergy offers fast*, non-drowsy, 24-hour relief of allergy symptoms including sneezing, runny nose, itchy watery eyes, and itchy nose or throat.

 

*Starts working in one hour. Use only as directed.

How to Use
Is it safe for children to take Children's Allegra without guidance from their pediatrician?

For children, Children’s Allegra has been FDA approved for over-the-counter use in 12-hour formulations including: Children’s Allegra Orally Disintegrating Tablets for use in children 6 years of age and older and Children’s Allegra Liquid Oral Suspension for use in children 2 years of age and older. Parents who have additional questions should talk to a pediatrician, allergist, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider.

Were pediatric studies done with Children's Allegra?

Yes. Children’s Allegra has been evaluated in the largest pediatric seasonal allergy study of its kind as part of the original approval of prescription Children’s Allegra. Children’s Allegra for over-the-counter use is now FDA approved in 12-hour formulations including: Children’s Allegra Orally Disintegrating Tablets for use in children 6 years of age and older, and Children’s Allegra Liquid Oral Suspension for use in children 2 years of age and older. Parents who have additional questions should talk to a pediatrician, allergist, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider.

Can pregnant women or nursing mothers take Allegra?

Pregnant or nursing women should consult with a physician before taking any medication, including Allegra.

Do allergy sufferers need to see a doctor before taking Allegra without a prescription?

No. Allegra is available for purchase without first having to get a prescription (from an allergist or other healthcare provider). If allergy sufferers have additional questions, they should talk to an allergist or other healthcare provider.

Why shouldn't I take Allegra with fruit juices?

Allegra should be used as directed according to the product label. Maximum effectiveness has been demonstrated when Allegra is taken with water. Taking Allegra with fruit juice IS NOT a safety risk, but the effectiveness of the medicine may be reduced.

Does Allegra contain gluten?

Because there is no standardized gluten-free certification process, Allegra is not certified as gluten-free, but none of the ingredients are derived from wheat, barley, spelt, oats, or rye. Corn gluten is present in the Pregelatinized Starch; however, this type of gluten is not gliadin gluten, to which some people develop a sensitivity. Finally, Allegra does not contain and is not derived from dairy, lactose, casein, eggs, iodine, peanuts, shellfish, soy, taic, tree nuts, or whey.

How to Save
How do I get the $5.00 coupon?

Our $5.00 coupon is available exclusively through our Facebook page (only accessible on a desktop computer). Click on the Savings & More! tab at the top of our Facebook page (or by clicking here), and then on the next page, click on “$5 off.” You’ll then be redirected to the Web page of our coupon partner, where you’ll click “Print Coupon.” Easy!

How do I get the coupon from the mobile site?

We currently do not have a mobile coupon that you can use by showing your mobile device at a retailer, but you can redeem a coupon through the mobile site. First, go to Allegra.com on your mobile device and click on the “Get Coupon” link. Then you must enter your e-mail address in the field and select the “Print Coupon” link. From there, the coupon will be e-mailed to you, where you must access it from a computer connected to a printer. Print the coupon and take it to a retailer to save on Allegra.

Why can't I print the coupon?

If you’re having trouble printing the coupon, first try clearing your computer’s cache and cookies. For additional technical questions contact our support team at RevTrax: www.revtrax.com.