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Alavert

OTC
/ 1,628 posts
Other Names: Claritin   Loratadine   Claritin D   Alavert D

Zyrtec

OTC
/ 58,033 posts
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 1,628 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 58,033 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Cetirizine , a second-generation antihistamine, is a major metabolite of hydroxyzine, and a racemic histamine H1 receptor inverse agonist used in the treatment of allergies, hay fever,and urticaria... Read more on Wikipedia
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By NYmom
April 4, 2014
NYmom wrote
Zyrtec is the BEST
Zyrtec works better than Alavert/Claritin. Take 1 pill per day and you will breathe and sleep fine at night!
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By Zyrtec Patient
November 13, 2014
Zyrtec Patient wrote
UTI
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By Tord
May 2, 2014
Tord wrote
Zyrtec is way better that the low price shit cetrizine
Lots of times with many not all but many of the generic brands don't use as much of the active ingredient to save $$$$ for the drug companies. This mainly happens with prescription drugs and not OTC meds. That's probably y the generic does not work as well for u.
Ur friendly neighborhood pharmacist  |  August 21, 2014
Zyrtec is just a brand name. Cetirizine HCL is the chemical name. They are one and the same. Just like Advil is the brand name for Ibuprofen.
Moron  |  June 1, 2014
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By Pam
March 31, 2014
Pam wrote
zyrtec
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By Gretchen
February 9, 2014
Gretchen wrote
Zyrtec is a horrible drug!!!!!!!!!!!
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By PJ
January 16, 2014
PJ wrote
Extreme (Dangerous) Sleepiness
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Intense sleepiness and nosebleeds
November 12, 2014
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What patients are saying about Alavert vs. Zyrtec

187 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
when I got up, Alavert got it under control in about...
...ZYRTEC to 24-hour Alavert. Gotta say, it's ...sneezed just once. Had a bit of an allergy attack this morning when I got up, Alavert got it under control in about ...
are really bad and go back to Alavert when I'm better. Love...
...to take Alavert every day, but ...so now that Zyrtec is OTC, I ...really bad and go back to Alavert when I'm better. Love Zyrtec, but it makes me groggy and dehydrated...
pill as well. (I take Alavert though, Zyrtec doesn't work...
...despite being a \"worse\" allergy season. I take a tsp. every morning and if my symptoms get worse during the day then I'll take my pill as well. (I take Alavert though, Zyrtec doesn't work...
I have been taking a lot of Alavert. I tried Zyrtec for...
...have had bad hay fever for quite a ...zombie. Yuck. The allergies got a lot better when I went ...I have been taking a lot of Alavert. I tried Zyrtec for a while but it made me gain wei...
an alavert... but they don't always help. but, without...
...take zyrtec... and it works really well if ...take a sudafed or an alavert... but they don't always help. but, without the zyrtec... i would be...
claritin/allegra/alavert drug doesn't work for me, but 1/2...
...claritin/allegra/alavert drug doesn't work for me, but 1/2 a Zyrtec a day does well. Everybody responds differently to different drugs, and Zyrtec is my go-to for fall allergies. It might be...
using generic form, and it is working so much better...
...any success with Zyrtec. My son took it for allergy/asthma and it never helped and was so ...We switched to Alavert and we are actually using generic form, and it is working so much better for u...
bf'ing. Alavert didn't work for me either. I does make...
I have taken zyrtec off and o since I got pregnant with no problems for me or dd. I am still bf'ing. Alavert didn't work for me either. I does make me sleepy, but I found out that just half...
it. Alavert 10mg works fairly well, but I'm thinking that...
...but all over my body at times. Zyrtec does a great job, but my insurance, Aetna, won't cover it. Alavert 10mg works fairly well, but I'm thinking that doubling ...well as the Zyrtec. I weigh ...
night. I've had some good success with Alavert, but it's...
...allergies? I used to take prescription Zyrtec, but my allergies significantly improved when I moved to ...it at night. I've had some good success with Alavert, but it's rather expensive....
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