Alavert D-12 Hour (Oral)

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What's the little pill inside Alavert D12?

Hello. I tried to split an Alavert D 12 hour extended release (Loratadine and pseudoephedrine) and found a tiny, white, round pill inside the main pill. (Round like a clock face, not a baseball). Can someone please tell me what exactly the small pill ...
by Jodie in California, 09/20/2006

Alavert and balance issues

I have been having balance problems since Jan after I returned from a cruise. I have been to several doctors and and ENT. I have been on aquatab c, zertic, meclizine, and an antibotic. Nothing has helped. I was told by a co-worker who has sinuses and ...
by Liz in NC, 04/24/2007

where is it?

Just wondering where the Alavert D non-drowsy went? None of the local stores are carrying it anymore? Or they can not get it? I know to go to the pharmacy to get it - they are the ones telling me they haven't gotten any in for sometime? Would love...
by Terrie in USA MO, 09/30/2006

Alavert D-12

           I went to King Soopers to purchase     Alavert D-12, I had already been     taking this medicaton per my pcp     and the medication was taken off  &nb...
by Deborah in Westminster, Colorado, 09/05/2006

Alavert D usage

My wife currently takes Alavert D on a daily basis. She has allergy and sinus problems, and has been taking Alavert since I've known her. Also she is a daily user of Nasonex. My questions are: Is this normal for someone with allergies to use this ...
by Anonymous in PA, 08/10/2006

Alavert D-12 Hour (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Alavert D-12 Hour (Oral)

Alavert D-12 Hour (Oral) Medication Classification


Alavert D-12 Hour (Oral) Brandname

Claritin-D, Alavert D-12 Hour, Allergy & Congestion Relief, Leader Allergy Relief D-12, The Medicine Shoppe Allergy Relief D12, Claritin-D 24 Hour

Alavert D-12 Hour (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Loratadine (lor-AT-a-deen), Pseudoephedrine (soo-doe-e-FED-rin) Treats hay fever symptoms such as a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Loratadine is an antihistamine, and pseudoephedrine is a decongestant.

When To Not Use Alavert D-12 Hour (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to loratadine or pseudoephedrine. If you have glaucoma, problems urinating, severe high blood pressure, or heart disease or if you have taken a type of medicine called an MAO inhibitor (such as Marplan®, Parnate®, or Nardil®) in the past 14 days, then you should not take this medicine.

How Should You Use Alavert D-12 Hour (Oral)

12 Hour Tablet, Long Acting Tablet, 24 Hour Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often. You should not use more of this medicine than your doctor ordered.
  • Claritin-D 24 Hour® extended-release tablets should only be taken once a day.
  • Take the tablet with a full glass of water.
  • Swallow the tablet whole. Do not break, crush, or chew.
  • It is best to take this medicine on an empty stomach.
  • Drink plenty of liquids while taking this medicine.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take your medicine as soon as possible unless it is almost time for your next dose. If you are taking Claritin-D 24 Hour®, you should only take one dose a day.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Alavert D-12 Hour (Oral) Storage

Store Alavert D-12 Hour (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Alavert D-12 Hour (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Alavert D-12 Hour (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • You should not use other antihistamines or decongestants while taking this medicine, including those you buy without a doctor's prescription.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also taking medicine for high blood pressure, ketoconazole (Nizoral®), cimetidine (Tagamet®), or erythromycin (E.E.S.®, ERYC®, Ery-Tab®, and others).

Alavert D-12 Hour (Oral) Warnings

  • You should not use Claritin-D 24 Hour® tablets if you have trouble swallowing tablets. The tablet could get stuck as it passes down toward your stomach.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have liver disease, diabetes, thyroid problems, high blood pressure, kidney disease, or prostate problems before taking this medicine.
  • This medicine may make you drowsy or dizzy. Be careful if you are driving or using machinery.

Alavert D-12 Hour (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
  • Fainting or passing out
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Headache
  • Nervousness
  • Dry mouth or nose
  • Dizziness or drowsiness

Alavert D-12 Hour (Oral) Ratings

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Alavert D-12 Hour (Oral)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: ***


frederic , washington dc - 12/30/2010

well, it dried up my runny nose after the third pill, but i have had insomnia and itchy/restless feet since i started taking it--i.e. two nights of sleeplesness and itchy feel. i do take the blood pressure medicine