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Generic name: loratadine (pronounced lor-AT-a-deen)

Brand names include Alavert Allergy Relief Ohm Allergy Relief Tavist and Wal-itin
Drug class: antihistamines

What is Wal-itin?

Wal-itin, an antihistamine, is used to treat symptoms such as hay flu and other allergies. These include sneezing or runny nasal passages, watery or itchy eyes, or itching of the nose or throat.

This medication guide does not list all possible uses of Wal-Itin.

Side effects of Wal-itin

If you experience any of the following signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, face, tongue or throat and/or facial or throat hives. Seek medical assistance immediately.

Wal-itin side effects may include:

  • Headache
  • Feeling tired or drowsy.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. The FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.


Do not use it other than as directed. Inform your doctor of any other medications you are taking or if you have allergies or other medical conditions.

Before you take this drug

Wal-itin should not be used if you have an allergy to Wal-itin.

If you have had any of the following:

  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease.

The tablet could contain phenylalanine, which is harmful to those with phenylketonuria.Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you're pregnant or nursing.This medicine should not be given to children younger than 2 without consulting a doctor.

How to take Wal Itin?

Follow the instructions on the label or those prescribed by your physician. For colds or allergies, medicines are only to be used for a short time.Wal-itin can be taken up to once a day.Take the tablet as it is.Do not chew the tablet. Allow it to dissolve in your mouth.The chewable tablet must be chewed before it can be swallowed.

Use the syringe provided or a dosing device to measure liquid medicines (not a spoon).The dose for a child is determined by their age. Some forms of Loratadine should not be used in children under 6 years. Follow the instructions for use provided with this medication.If your symptoms don't improve or worsen, call your doctor.Store items at room temperature away from heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Wal-itin can be used as needed. Wal-Itin should not be used more than once every 24 hours. Do not take two doses in one go.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

What should be avoided?

If your doctor prescribes any restrictions regarding food, beverage, or activity, follow their instructions.

Interaction with other drug

Wal-itin may be affected by other drugs, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your doctor of all the other medications you take.