Alavert for Children
Alavert® (loratadine) is an antihistamine drug approved for the treatment of upper respiratory allergies (such as hay fever). The use of Alavert for children has been adequately studied, and the medication is currently approved for use in children as young as six years old. The orally disintegrating tablets, which dissolve rapidly in the mouth, are especially useful for children who may have difficulty swallowing tablets.
Alavert is a particularly useful allergy medicine for children and adults, as it usually does not cause drowsiness, like many other non-prescription allergy products.
This medication is approved to treat the following allergy symptoms:
- Itchy or watery eyes
- Itchy nose or throat
- Runny nose
Notice that Alavert is not approved for treating nasal congestion. For this symptom, a decongestant (such as the one in Alavert-D) is usually necessary.
(Click Alavert Uses to learn more about using Alavert for children and adults who have allergies. This article also explains how this medication works and describes possible off-label uses.)