Alavert (Loratadine)

Alavert is used for treating allergic reactions like runny nose and sneezing. It is also useful in treating hives and itching in people who have chronic skin infections.

Alavert 10 mg

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How it works

Alavert is an anti histamine medication that reduces the secretion of histamine in the body. As a result, the allergic reactions are subdued.

Guidelines for Usage

Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label. Always use only as prescribed. Never exceed the dosage.

Take care that you swallow the tablet whole without breaking, crushing or chewing it unless you have been advised accordingly.

It may be used with or without food.

Doctors recommend that you swallow the whole tablet/capsules with a glass of water unless it is specified that it can be broken or chewed.

NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.

Missed Dose

It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.

Do not panic if you have missed a dose.

Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.

Drug Class and Mechanism

Alavert is an antihistamine that reduces the symptoms like sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose by reducing the levels of histamine in the body.

How and where do I store Alavert

Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.

Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture.

Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.

Overdose Information

You must immediately contact an emergency poison control center if you suspect an overdose.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions

Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication.

Ensure that you mention the following:

• Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
• All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
• Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
• Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food

To be avoided

You must avoid using Alavert if it you are allergic to any ingredient in it.

Using Alcohol

Alavert is known to cause drowsiness or dizziness. Your vision may be blurred and your judgement affected if you consume alcohol with this medication. So, avoid using alcohol while using Alavert.

These effects may also get aggravated due to hot weather or fever or severe exercise. So, be cautious when you stand up after a long time from a sitting or lying position. If you feel giddy then lie down immediately and seek medical help.

Alavert can affect the results of certain laboratory tests like skin allergy tests. Let your lab technician know that you are using Alavert.

Alavert has sodium in it. So, if you have been prescribed a low sodium diet for medical reasons, then please include this in your daily sodium intake.

Alavert must not be used in children as it is unsure whether Alavert is safe in children below 2 years of age.

Information for Pregnant Women

The Drug is categorized under FDA pregnancy category B.

Discuss with your healthcare provider about the potential risk that it may pose to your baby before using the drug. So speak to your child’s doctor to rule out any possibilities of risk.
Side Effects

Report the following side effects to your doctor only if they become bothersome or do not stop on their own

• Headache; nervousness; feeling tired or drowsy; stomach pain, diarrhea; dry mouth, sore throat hoarseness; eye redness, blurred vision; nosebleed; or skin rash.

The following side effects require immediate medical attention. So report these to your doctor immediately

• Allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, fast or uneven heart rate; feeling like you might pass out; jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes); or seizures (convulsions).