From Pharmacy Drug Guide
Allegra® samples provide a means for patients who suffer from allergies to get free medication before spending money on a drug that may or may not work for them. [[Allegra®]], made by Sanofi subsidiary Chattem, contains fexofenadine and is used to treat symptoms of indoor and outdoor allergies. Allegra-D contains the same active ingredient as well as pseudoephedrine. Children's Allegra® is also available.
Patients interested in receiving free samples can check with their doctor or healthcare provider, who may receive free Allegra® samples from Sanofi. After free samples have been obtained, patients may be able to save further by using coupons for Allegra®.
Coupon code ALLEGRA1 save $5 on Allegra 70 count at Walgreens through April 5.
|Chemical name||Fexofenadine |
|Manufactured by||Chattem, owned by Sanofi|
|Prescription Needed?||Only for Allegra syrup for hives, for children six months to six years|
|Brought to market||1996|
|Administration||Once or twice a day oral|
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Allegra® is an antihistamine medication used to treat patients suffering from seasonal allergies. Prescription-strength Allegra® became available as an over-the-counter (OTC) medication on March 4, 2011. The only version of Allegra® still requiring a prescription is Allegra® syrup for children ages six months to six years in the treatment of hives. According to Sanofi, this is because it is not easy to recognize hives in children of that age range.
Allegra® is the brand name for fexofenadine hydrochloride, an antihistamine used to reduce a natural chemical, histamine, in the body. Histamine is created by the body, and is responsible for allergy symptoms like sneezing, coughing, eye irritation, nasal congestion and runny nose. Allegra® was approved by the FDA in 1996, and is currently manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Sanofi.
Common side effects that may be associated with Allegra® include:
- Muscle or back pain
- Upset stomach
How to Get Allegra Samples
Patients interested in obtaining free Allegra® samples can start their search by talking with their doctor or healthcare provider. Sanofi often provides doctors and healthcare providers with free samples of new and existing medications to distribute to patients. If the patient's doctor does not have Allegra samples on hand, he or she may be able to acquire them by contacting Sanofi directly and then pass them on to the patient.
In addition to free samples, patients who want to save on Allegra® can get printable discount vouchers on the drug's official website. Coupons for select Allegra® products are regularly made available under the Sign Up To Save portion of the website. There is a link under this heading at the bottom of the main page. It is necessary to register with the company in order to access the coupons, which requires full name, e-mail address and zip code. Once signed up, consumers can print a coupon for $4 on 30 or 45-count Allegra®, 20-count Allegra-D 12 Hour, or 10-Count Allegra-D 24 Hour. There is also a coupon for $2 off of children's Allegra® products.