Alavert is an anti-allergic that is prescribed for the treatment of seasonal allergies like runny nose, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, or itching of the nose and throat.
How to use Alavert
The ideal way to use Alavert is to follow the instructions of your doctor. An alternative way is to check the medicine label for dosage instructions.
Alavert should be taken with a meal to avoid stomach problems.
Alavert should be swallowed whole taking care that you do not crush or chew it before swallowing it.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Alavert is an antihistamine. It works by reducing the occurrence of the chemical histamine (responsible for allergic symptoms mentioned above) in the body.
It is important that you maintain a strict schedule for taking Alavert to ensure that you do not miss any doses. But if you do, then you may take it as soon as you remember provided that you space out the next dosage accordingly.
On the other hand, if it is almost time for the next dose, then omit this dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never consume two doses to compensate for a missed dosage.
Store Alavert between 68 to 77 degrees F (20 and 25 Degrees C), at room temperature. Ensure that you protect it from direct exposure to heat/moisture/light and keep it in a tight,light resistant container .Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
Avoid storing Alavert in the bathroom.
Consult your doctor before using Alavert if you have conditions like, if you have any kind of allergies to food items, medicines or other substances, if you are using some kind of herbal preparation, dietary supplement, prescription or non prescription drug.
Alavert is known to cause drowsiness when taken in high doses. Please ensure that you stick to the recommended dosage.
If your doctor has prescribed a low sodium diet for you, then include alavert into your daily sodium count because it has sodium in it. Please check the medicine label for more information.
If you are pregnant or have plans for a pregnancy, then consult your doctor before using Alavert as Alavert may harm your fetus.
If you are breast feeding then please maintain caution as it is unknown whether Alavert is passed into the breast milk. So please consult your doctor prior to using it.
Alavert interferes with the results of skin allergy tests. So ensure that you inform your lab technician that you are taking this drug.
Please maintain caution elderly patients as the safety as well as effectiveness of Alavert in these patients are yet to be ascertained.