4th November 2019

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Is Claritin or Zyrtec better?

Zyrtec (Cetirizine) can be slightly more sedating than Allegra or Claritin. Some people find that other more sedating antihistamines, like Benadryl, are more effective for them than Zyrtec (Cetirizine). If you have daily allergy symptoms, a prescription nasal steroid spray might be better for you long-term.

Regarding this, what is best over the counter allergy medicine?

The best over-the-counter drugs for most symptoms: The first line of defense for congestion, runny nose and sneezing is to take one of the newer, less sedating antihistamines: Cetirizine (Zyrtec), fexofenadine (Allegra) and loratadine (Claritin or Alavert).

What is the strongest prescription antihistamine?

Prescription antihistamines include:
  • Azelastine eyedrops (Optivar)
  • Azelastine nasal sprays (Astelin, Astepro)
  • Carbinoxamine (Palgic)
  • Cyproheptadine.
  • Desloratadine (Clarinex)
  • Emedastine eyedrops (Emadine)
  • Hydroxyzine (Atarax, Vistaril)
  • Levocabastine eyedrops (Livostin)

What is the fastest working over the counter allergy medicine?

Allegra is the least likely to make you drowsy. Claritin is long-acting, with effects that last for 24 hours. Zyrtec acts the fastest — usually within one hour — but is also the most likely to make you drowsy, so avoid driving, alcohol, and sedatives as you figure out how you react.
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