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What conditions can singulair (montelukast) and alavert be used for?

What conditions can singulair (montelukast) and alavert be used for?

Allergies and Asthma: Singulair (montelukast) was first approved for the treatment of asthma, but was later found to effective and was approved for the the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Alavert, or loratidine is an antihistamine used for treating allergies. ...Read more

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Are there particular foods or medications I should avoid while i'm taking alavert?

Are there particular foods or medications I should avoid while i'm taking alavert?

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 more

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Which drugs interfere with alavert (loratadine)?

Which drugs interfere with alavert (loratadine)?

A few drugs: Amiodarone and darunavir. One used for cardiac arrhythmias and the other for HIV infections. Both can cause loratidine levels to increase. ...Read more

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Could phenylephrine and alavert be taken together?

Drug interactions: NO drug interactions were noted (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1853-0,1486-897)

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Can primatene tablets and alavert be taken together?

Can primatene tablets and alavert be taken together?

Drug interactions.: No drug interactions were noted on Drugs.Com drug interaction checker – but that is not a guarantee that an interaction could not occur. ...Read more

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What is in alavert? Could I be allergic to part of it?

What is in alavert? Could I be allergic to part of it?

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 more

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Will anything terrible happen if I miss a dose of alavert?

Will anything terrible happen if I miss a dose of alavert?

No: You should not have much of a problem missing just one dose of alavert. It is a long acting antihistamine, so likely the most you might notice is an increase in allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does an alavert allergy usually last?

How long does an alavert allergy usually last?

Variable: It all depends. What were the allergic symptoms....Skin, breathing, GI tract, cardiac. Usually an allergic reaction can be between 2 hours to 7 days based on the reaction and many other factors. ...Read more

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Are Claritin (loratadine) and alavert the same?

Are Claritin (loratadine) and alavert the same?

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 more

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Can i take alavert d and tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Can i take alavert d and tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

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

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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 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)?

Yes: Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) is generally a safe medication by itself but when you combine it with other anti histamine like Alavert (Claritin) you should be mindful of symptom of drowsiness. While driving that may be an issue if you are behind the wheel. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night if i took alavert in the morning?

Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night if i took alavert in the morning?

Yes: Antihistamine is safe even with 4x the average daily dose. The major side effects would be dry mouth and drowsiness ( the latter much less common if one uses the non-sedating type). Short answer- it is ok. ...Read more

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Is alavert allergy medicine okay to take with alcohol?

Is alavert allergy medicine okay to take with alcohol?

Alavert: Alavert is a antihistamine known also as loratadine. I do not advocate the consumption of alcholol with medication yet no reported serious interactions. ...Read more

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Can you take Alavert with Flonase and benadryl?

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

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Can I take an alavert or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with flonase?

Can I take an alavert or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with flonase?

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