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May 2001 Issue

Fruit Juices Block Popular Allergy Drug

There could be a simple reason why you’re not getting relief from the antihistamine drug Allegra (fexofenadine), a popular allergy remedy this time of year. Researchers from the University of Western Ontario found that when 10 healthy volunteers took Allegra with fruit juice, they absorbed only about one-third as much of the drug as when they took it with water.

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