Dellegra Combination Tablets (antiallergic drug)
Dellegra Combination Tablets (antiallergic drug)
Dellegra Combination Tablets is a drug developed by the Sanofi Group.
Dellegra Combination Tablets for rhinitis and nasal congestion are now available.
Originally a prescription drug, they are expected to have good effects.
This section describes the effects of Dilegra Combination Tablets, an allergic rhinitis medication, and its side effects, including drowsiness and insomnia. While Dilegra is particularly effective in treating symptoms of nasal congestion, it is a drug that requires care in how it is taken. The key points on how to take it are also introduced in detail.
Dilegra is an effective medicine for allergic rhinitis.
Allergic rhinitis is caused by allergic reactions to various substances such as pollen, dust mites, and house dust. Runny or stuffy nose from hay fever is one of the symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
Antihistamines are mainly prescribed for allergic rhinitis to reduce allergic symptoms such as itching and runny nose, but antihistamines have the disadvantage that they are less effective for nasal congestion.
Dilegra is a prescription drug that contains both an antihistamine to treat allergy symptoms and an ingredient to improve nasal congestion.
As a result, it is highly effective in improving nasal congestion that is difficult to treat with antihistamines.
Dilegra is recommended for those who experience particularly strong nasal congestion or whose nasal congestion does not improve with anti-allergy medication alone.
Dilegra contains two ingredients
Dilegra is a combination of an antihistamine called "fexofenadine" and a nasal congestion-relieving ingredient called "pseudoephedrine hydrochloride.
These two different ingredients work together to treat nasal congestion that is difficult to treat with antihistamines alone.
Fexofenadine, the same ingredient as Allegra
Fexofenadine is a second-generation antihistamine that suppresses the action of histamine, which causes allergies, and relieves symptoms.
It is also the main ingredient in Allegra, a hay fever medication.
Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, an ingredient that improves swelling of the nasal mucosa
Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride" has the effect of improving swelling of nasal mucous membranes by constricting blood vessels.
This action improves nasal congestion caused by swelling of the nasal mucosa.
Dilegra dosage points
Take twice a day
It is used twice a day, in the morning and evening, on an empty stomach. Usually adults and children over 12 years of age take 2 tablets at a time.
It is important to take on an empty stomach!
Dilegra is used on an empty stomach. An empty stomach is recommended 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
Fasting is recommended because it has been reported that the absorption of the drug is reduced when used after a meal, resulting in a 60-70% decrease in maximum blood concentration.
The most effective times for use are upon awakening and in the evening on an empty stomach. Nasal congestion is generally felt more strongly in the morning when one wakes up and at night. Taking it upon awakening or on an empty stomach in the evening can have a quicker effect on nasal congestion, making it more effective for congestion that is more intense in the morning or at night.
Avoid prolonged use
Dilegra should be used only for a minimal period of time when nasal congestion symptoms are severe, and switch to an antihistamine-only medication as soon as the congestion improves.
Side effects of Dilegra, including drowsiness and insomnia
The most common side effects are headache, rash, fatigue, and dry mouth. According to the package insert, the most frequent occurrence is headache, but the probability of headache is slight, about 0.4%.
Do they make you sleepy?
Many people may have the impression that hay fever medication makes them sleepy when they take it.
Dilegra is one of the hay fever medications that is relatively less likely to cause drowsiness.
Many drugs for allergic rhinitis contain antihistamines. Histamine is a substance that causes allergic symptoms, but it is also involved in arousal of consciousness, so suppressing its action can lead to drowsiness and difficulty concentrating.
Fexofenadine, an antihistamine contained in Dilegra, has a milder effect and is less likely to cause drowsiness.
Insomnia Side Effects May Occur
Insomnia is also reported as a side effect of Dilegra, although its frequency is unknown.
This may be due to the fact that pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, an ingredient of Dilegra, stimulates the sympathetic nervous system.
If you experience symptoms of insomnia in spite of the fact that there is no problem with the timing of taking the drug, consult your doctor.
People who should be cautious about using Dilegra
Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride constricts blood vessels. You should not use Dilegra if you have a medical condition that may be aggravated by constricting blood vessels, such as the following
Patients who have had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients of Dilegra or to compounds that are similar in chemical structure to pseudoephedrine hydrochloride (preparations containing ephedrine hydrochloride or methyl ephedrine hydrochloride).
Patients with severe hypertension
Patients with severe coronary artery disease
Patients with angle closure glaucoma
Patients with urinary retention
・ Those with a history of insomnia, dizziness, weakness, tremor, or irregular heartbeat caused by sympathomimetic drugs
In addition, patients with the following symptoms may not be able to use Dilegra. Be sure to declare this to your doctor when you visit a hospital.
Patients with high blood pressure
Patients with ischemic heart disease
Patients with elevated intraocular pressure
Patients with an enlarged prostate gland
Patients with renal dysfunction