Alavert Allergy 24-Hour Relief, Fast Dissolving Tablets
Alavert comes in convenient, quick dissolving tablets that melt in your mouth so you can take it with or without waterygreat for at home or "on the go." It's allergy medicine right when you need it, wherever you are. Alavert contains prescription … see full wiki
Alavert Melts in your mouth For Your Health Write-Off
Mar 8, 2003
Pros: dissolves instantly and works quickly, kids over six can take as well - non-drowsy
Cons: can only take one tablet daily (24-hour period)
The Bottom Line: If you feel comfortable taking one pill that may not last the whole day and night, this would be the one to choose
I first learned of Alavert when I spotted a commercial touting how this can be taken in the middle of nowhere at the first onset of allergy symptoms. What I did not realize when viewing the commercials was that this is a 24-hour relief in a non-drowsy formula that dissolves in your mouth. There is the option to take this with water or not.
It was fairly easy with no after taste in my mouth, which is a good thing, as I do not like spearmint or peppermint flavors, as my choice for mints is wintergreen breathsavers and orange tictacs. There is an abundance of four-dollar coupons to be used for the larger size carton that contains twelve pills, they are found in coupon inserts and at the website for print-out. The box I purchased consists of six and sells for $4.99. The pills are safely secured in foil blisters that are to be peeled away for access to the tablet. This does not get pushed through or crushed. The expiration date is noted on each foil as 8/2004 with the dosage of 10 mg of Loratadine, 1 orally disintegrating tablet. By having them each labeled this does make it easy to remove on the perforation one and keep it handy in a cosmetics case when traveling or in suitcase, etc.
I have a consistent morning routine that starts with taking one Sudafed Nasal Decongestant for my allergy bouts along with stopping the bloody noses that I have been plagued with. I am very comfortable and familiar with the red pill and know that I only need one for several hours and will need one more mid morning. When I first read the carton for Alavert I noticed that only one pill could be taken for an entire twenty-four hour period. I had concerns taking it on top of another product I had earlier in the day, so withheld using it until the weekend.
The tablet dissolved and within ten minutes or so I had no nasal symptoms bothering me through out the day. There are times that I have to take a pill in the late afternoon when the effects of medication have worn off and the sniffles and sneezing start to come back. This happened close to around 7 pm, and I could not take anything until the next morning. Alavert certainly worked longer than the Claritin Allergy, but I did not feel comfortable late in the day and refrained from taking my nighttime prescribed Benadryl to stop the itch due to my eczema.
While Alavert does work on runny noses, water and itchy eyes and sneezing, there are precautions to note as well. Anyone who has ever had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients should not be using this. For those with liver or kidney disease a Doctor needs to be consulted to check the dosage. Drowsiness will occur if more than one pill is taken noted on box since I follow directions to the letter on medications. For women who are pregnant or nursing it is advised to check with a health care professional before using.
The dosage is the same for children over the age of six and adults. At first when I read this I thought this would be convenient for my almost eight-year old son. After taking Alavert and not really getting the full benefit of the twenty-four hour period, and being unable to take another product in same time-frame, I would not recommend trying this on a child first. Perhaps seeing how your body handles the dose would be best.
I think this would be an excellent product if it worked for a shorter period of time like other allergy relief pills that last from 4-8 hours. Then the advantages they depict in the commercials would be a true selling point. I keep emergency supplies in my vehicle and an earthquake kit at home and have not placed any of the other Alavert tablets in them. Because I cannot predict what happens in any given 24-hour period and do not want to be limited to what we can take, these will just sit in the cabinet for the time being.
Each tablet of Alavert contains 8.4 mg of Phenylalanine with the inactive ingredients consisting of artificial & natural flavors, aspartame, citric acid, colloidal silicon dioxide, corn syrup solids, crospovidone, magnesium stearate, mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose, modified food starch and sodium bicarbonate. With all medications this is also to be stored at room temperature in a dry place and out of reach of children.
This review is part of the For Your Health write-off hosted by category leads Shantel575 and bops_mom. Please check out the other "healthy" contributions by the following participants: