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Yes: Some relatively unusual medicines for heart rhythm problems (amiodarone), some medicines for diabetes (pramlintide or symlin) should not be used with alavert unless you have discussed it with your doctor. Also talk to your doctor before using other antihistamines (like claritin, (loratadine) benedryl, atarax, zyrtec or the like) or drinking alcohol. Foods are not really a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drug interactions: NO drug interactions were noted (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1853-0,1486-897)Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: The active ingredient is loratidine, a newer antihistamine. Typically it is unusual to be allergic to an antihistamine, however there are more ingredients involved in manufacturing these products. Typically there are binders, fillers, coloring etc. All of these can rarely cause an allergic reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: No problem is expected even if you need to take 2 a day. ...Read more
Generic: Both Claritin (loratadine) and Alavert contain the same active ingredient, Loratadine. Claritin (loratadine) is the original brand name for this drug, and Alavert is one of the less expensive generic forms. They should both work the same for most people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Alavert d is for allergies. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is to decrease the symptoms and length of time you have a flu. You can take them together, but you usually don't need to since tamiflu (oseltamivir) is only useful if you do have the flu and it is very early in the course and your symptoms are likely from the flu instead of allergies. If you have allergies, it is useless to use tamiflu (oseltamivir). ...Read more
I took alavert 24 hr last night at 11 its 11 am now and I going on a car ride can I take a dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?
I typically take an allegra (fexofenadine) 180 in the am and an alavert 10mg at night. Today i accidentally took 1 allegra (fexofenadine) 180 @7am and another at 10pm. Will i be ok?
Yes: Allegra (fexofenadine) is a very safe new generation antihistamine that does not cross the blood-brain barrier, so even more than the recommended dose will not lead to drowsiness or impaired reaction time. However, higher than normal doses of alavert (loratadine) could potentially lead to mild drowsiness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have terrible allergies and I usually take Alavert but it doesn't seem to be helping me anymore what allergy medicine do you suggest will work?
Nasal?: For nasal symptoms, a nasal steroid will likely work better but may take a few days. ...Read more
You should not: Alavert is a non-sedating antihistamine (loratadine), which is the same active ingredient as Claritin. Benadryl is also a antihistamine, but causes more sedation than loratadine. The two should not be taken together as they are the same class of medication with similar mechanisms of action. Flonase is a nasal steroid which can be used with either Alavert or Benadryl ...Read more
Both to help more: Nasal steroid such as Flonase is the front line treatment for allergic rhinitis, but at time people do need more than a spray--adding an antihistamine such as alavert, zyrtec, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Allegra is quite common--they do not interact and in fact both work to help your allergies. Of course, use the smallest effective dose when needed. Good luck. ...Read more