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   ALAVERT Children's Allergy

ALAVERT Children's Allergy
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Loratadine is an antihistamine that provides relief of seasonal allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose (rhinitis), itching eyes, and sneezing. It is also used for hives.Do not use this medication in children younger than 2 years unless specifically directed by the doctor. To decrease the risk for serious side effects, carefully follow all of the doctor's dosage directions. Do not give other cough and cold medication that might contain the same or similar ingredients (see also Drug Interactions section). Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to relieve cough and cold symptoms (e.g., saline nose drops/spray, using a humidifier or infant nasal suction bulb).

 
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Loratadine is an antihistamine that provides relief of seasonal allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose (rhinitis), itching eyes, and sneezing. It is also used for hives.Do not use this medication in children younger than 2 years unless specifically directed by the doctor. To decrease the risk for serious side effects, carefully follow all of the doctor's dosage directions. Do not give other cough and cold medication that might contain the same or similar ingredients (see also Drug Interactions section). Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to relieve cough and cold symptoms (e.g., saline nose drops/spray, using a humidifier or infant nasal suction bulb).
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.

Storage
  • Store between 36-77 degrees F (2-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Overdose
  • Symptoms of overdose may include: unusual drowsiness, severe headache, fast heartbeat, and unusual muscle movements.

How To Use
  • Take this medication by mouth once a day or as directed.Do not increase your dose or take this more often than directed.Do not take this medication for several days before allergy testing since test results can be affected.

Side Effects
  • Headache, fatigue, dry mouth, thirst, dry nose or hoarseness may occur.
  • These effects should lessen as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: nervousness, constant urge to move around, rapid or pounding heartbeat, unusual weakness, stomach pain, dizziness, diarrhea, wheezing.Loratadine does not usually cause drowsiness when used at recommended doses and under normal circumstances.
  • However, be sure of the drug's effects before engaging in activities that require alertness such as driving or using machinery.A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
  • Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before taking loratadine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease.Limit alcohol intake, as it may intensify drug side effects.Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug.This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.This medication passes into breast milk.
  • Breast-feeding is not recommended while using this drug.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use.Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain additional antihistamines that could increase your risk for side effects.
  • Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products.Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 4
Time Taken: 4 months

Reason: allergy induced asthma Date: 19 May 2009
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My 4 year old's stomach lining became inflamed even when taken with food and soy milk. Needless to say he often complained of stomach aches, and his stomach was a bit swollen/bloated. Not to mention he became very grumpy little person.

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