More Info on Alavert's Indications
How Does the Medication Work?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.
Alavert Uses in ChildrenAlavert is approved to treat allergies 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.
Off-Label Uses for AlavertOn occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Alavert for something other than treating upper respiratory allergies (this would be known as an "off-label" use). Using Alavert to treat hives is considered an off-label use.