Sticking with the Allegra theme…
I was taking a rare moment to relax last night (usually I’m running around with my head cut off!), and while I was watching TV (American Idol to be more specific) a Zyrtec commercial came on.
I think it was a Zyrtec commercial! All I know is the producers of said commercial were clearly putting Allegra down because somewhere on the Allegra labeling it says you shouldn’t drink orange juice while taking this medication (or something along those lines!).
The reason why this statement about Allegra is true is because fruit juices like apple, orange, and grapefruit juice can decrease the amount of Allegra that is absorbed by about 36%!
This doesn’t mean you have to avoid the fruit juices for the whole day. Just give the Allegra enough time to get into your system and you can drink all the orange juice you want!
How much time does that take? To be on the super safe side, I’d say wait 4 hours before drinking your fruit juice after taking Allegra.
So, this article led to a ton of comments and questions -thanks for all the feedback. Please read the follow up article Juice and Allegra. Have more questions/comments? Keep ’em coming!
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