Alavert Side Effects

Although most people do not experience problems while taking Alavert, side effects are possible. Some of the commonly reported side effects include headaches, fatigue, and dry mouth. While most side effects tend to be minor, some are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider right away, including difficulty breathing, hives, and an unexplained rash.

An Introduction to Alavert Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Alavert® (loratadine) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Alavert. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Alavert side effects with you.)

Common Side Effects of Alavert

Although Alavert is a non-prescription medication, there was once a prescription version of the same medication sold under a different name. Because there is much more information available about prescription medications, compared to non-prescription ones, the information in this article was taken from the prescribing information of the prescription version of Alavert.
In clinical studies, the most common side effects of the prescription version of Alavert included:
  • Headaches -- in up to 12 percent of people
  • Drowsiness -- up to 8 percent
  • Fatigue -- up to 4 percent
  • Dry mouth -- up to 3 percent.

Serious Side Effects Seen With Alavert

Some Alavert side effects, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. As with most recently approved non-prescription products, Alavert is usually safe to use and rarely causes serious side effects. However, make sure to seek immediate medical attention if you develop any signs of an allergic reaction to Alavert, such as:
  • An unexplained rash
  • Itching
  • Hives
  • Swelling of the mouth or throat
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing.
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