Am I on the right medication for treating allergy?
Q: I am 44 years old man taking Allegra 180 off and on for the last 2 months. At anytime of the day I feel as if there is some air bubble or a liquid in my throat, which wants to come out but stays there, then I get hives in my feet and hands with itching and gas in my stomach. I take Allegra and the symptoms go away for 24 hours. I have been advised to take one pantoprazole with domperidome tablet (Pantasec-D), which I am taking for the last 10 days. What should I do now? Please advise.
A:Allegra is the brand name of an anti-allergic medicine called fexofenadine. It appears that you have become allergic to something either in the environment (such as pet animals, furs, dust etc.) or an item of food. If your symptoms are related to any of these factors, then the best way to cure is to avoid them. Pantoprazole is meant to suppress acidity while domperidone is to stop nausea. If you have acidity only and not nausea then you should take just pantoprazole (Pantodac). In most patients allergy disappears as suddenly as it appears. Hence at this stage no further intervention is needed.