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Allergy symptoms, such as a runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, an itchy throat or nose, and sneezing, can often be treated with Alavert-D. The medication can also be used to treat nasal congestion due to the common cold. It is approved for use in adults and children age 12 and older. At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label Alavert-D uses.

What Is Alavert-D Used For?

Alavert®-D 12 Hour Allergy & Sinus (loratadine and pseudoephedrine sulfate) is an over-the-counter allergy and common cold medication. It contains two different medications: loratadine (an antihistamine) and pseudoephedrine (a decongestant). This medication is approved to treat the following cold or allergy symptoms:
  • Itchy or watery eyes
  • Itchy nose or throat
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sinus congestion and pressure.

Using Alavert-D for Allergies

Allergies are the result of the immune system's reaction to normally harmless substances, such as pollens, certain foods, or medicines. Allergies can either be seasonal or perennial. Seasonal allergies (such as hay fever) occur at specific times of the year, while perennial allergies can occur throughout the year. Allergies can affect various parts of the body, and symptoms are particularly common in the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs.
Combined with strategies to minimize a person's contact with allergens, treatment can make life bearable for even the worst allergy sufferer. Treatment often includes allergy shots or medications. Alavert-D is a particularly useful allergy medicine, as it usually does not cause drowsiness, like many other non-prescription allergy products.
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