Alavert-D Drug Interactions
Certain drugs, such as monoamine oxidase inhibitors, blood pressure medications, or ketoconazole, may interact with Alavert-D. Interactions with these medicines could increase the level of Alavert-D in your blood and increase your risk of developing side effects. Because drug interactions are usually due to the pseudoephedrine component of the medication, regular Alavert (which does not contain pseudoephedrine) may be a better choice.
An Overview of Alavert-D InteractionsAlavert®-D 12 Hour Allergy & Sinus (loratadine and pseudoephedrine sulfate) can potentially interact with a number of other medications. Some of the medicines that may lead to drug interactions with Alavert-D include but are not limited to:
- Blood pressure medications
- Cimetidine (Tagamet®)
- Erythromycin (EryTab®)
- Ketoconazole (Nizoral®)
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), such as:
Drug Interactions With Alavert-D Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Alavert-D is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Blood Pressure Medications
Alavert-D can make blood pressure medications less effective, possibly causing high blood pressure (hypertension), due to the pseudoephedrine component. If you take high blood pressure medications, check with your healthcare provider before taking Alavert-D, or try plain Alavert instead, which does not contain pseudoephedrine and does not increase blood pressure.