Alavert vs Zyrtec

Alavert
(OTC)
Zyrtec
(OTC)
Alavert is a systemic antihistamine.
Zyrtec is a systemic antihistamine.
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Allergy
3.7
Concern level
2.0
Helpfulness
for Allergy
2.5
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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December 19, 2002
September 27, 1996
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
1,789 Discussions
71,109 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#2 for Itching
#3 for Sneezing
#5 for Hives
#6 for Runny Nose
#7 for Congestion
Alavert is approved for Allergy and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#2 for Itching
#3 for Hives
#4 for Rash
#6 for Eczema
#7 for Congestion
Zyrtec is approved for Allergy and Itching and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Hives, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ala
Watery Eyes
7
Migraines
4
Itchy Eyes
4
Depression
4
High Blood Pressure
4
Weight Gain
4
Wheezing
3
Nose Bleeds
3
Palpitations
3
Impotence
3
Zyr
Weight Gain
5
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Weight Loss
3
Dry Mouth
2
Nose Bleeds
2
Mood Swings
2
Behavior Problems
1
Nightmares
1
Dry Eyes
1
Tachycardia
1
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Alavert
Ala
Zyrtec
Zyr
Watery Eyes
Ala
Zyr
7
0
Migraines
Ala
Zyr
4
0
Itchy Eyes
Ala
Zyr
4
0
Depression
Ala
Zyr
4
0
High Blood Pressure
Ala
Zyr
4
0
Weight Gain
Ala
Zyr
4
5
Wheezing
Ala
Zyr
3
0
Nose Bleeds
Ala
Zyr
3
2
Palpitations
Ala
Zyr
3
0
Impotence
Ala
Zyr
3
0
Weight Gain
Zyr
Ala
5
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
Zyr
Ala
5
0
Weight Loss
Zyr
Ala
3
0
Dry Mouth
Zyr
Ala
2
0
Nose Bleeds
Zyr
Ala
2
3
Mood Swings
Zyr
Ala
2
0
Behavior Problems
Zyr
Ala
1
0
Nightmares
Zyr
Ala
1
0
Dry Eyes
Zyr
Ala
1
0
Tachycardia
Zyr
Ala
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Alavert during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Zyrtec during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Alavert and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Zyrtec and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill, Syrup
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg
Capsule: 10 mg
Solution: 1 mg/mL
Syrup: 1 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Loratadine , Loratadine/Pseudoephedrine Sulfate
Cetirizine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Alavert and Zyrtec: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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Zyrtec is the BEST
| NYmom
Zyrtec works better than Alavert/Claritin. Take 1 pill per day and you will breathe and sleep fine at night!

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