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When and How to Take It

Some general considerations for those taking Alavert-D include the following:
  • Alavert-D comes in extended-release tablets. It is usually taken by mouth twice daily.
  • You can take this medication with or without food. If Alavert-D bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Make sure to swallow the tablets whole. They are extended-release tablets that will release the medication too rapidly if they are broken, chewed, or crushed.
  • Try to take this medication at the same times each day to keep an even level in your blood.
  • Some people need to take this drug all year long, while others take it only during allergy season.
  • For Alavert-D to work properly, it must be taken as directed by the package labeling. Please read the label closely.

Dosing Information

For most people, there is only one standard recommended dose for Alavert-D, although a lower dosage may be recommended for some people with certain health problems. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Alavert-D Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Alavert-D

Just like any medicine, Alavert-D can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common. Of course, some "side effects" of Alavert-D (such as drowsiness) are not considered side effects in certain situations (such as if you are taking the medication to sleep).
Commonly reported side effects include but are not limited to:
  • Insomnia
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness.
(Click Alavert-D Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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