Alavert for Allergies
Alavert® (loratadine) is an antihistamine product that is available without a prescription. When using Alavert for allergies, this medication is much less likely to cause drowsiness compared to many other non-prescription antihistamines.
Alavert is part of a class of drugs called antihistamines. Specifically, it is an H1 receptor antagonist. This means that it blocks a specific type of histamine receptor in the body known as H1 receptors. Because allergic reactions are partly caused by the release of histamine from certain cells in the body, Alavert can help relieve or prevent allergy symptoms.
Although many people have no problems with this drug, it is not suitable for everyone. Before using Alavert for allergies, talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have or any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements). Some of the common side effects include fatigue, headaches, and dry mouth.
(Click Alavert for more information about using Alavert for allergies. This article also provides a complete overview of the drug, including how it works, potential side effects, general dosing guidelines, and safety precautions to be aware of.)