Non sedating decongestants
We are here to answer the student population's most frequently asked questions about health, nutrition, and overall wellness. Pharmacist Because you can’t always avoid allergens, you may need to use occasional over-the-counter (OTC) medications to alleviate your allergy symptoms.
Sneezing, wheezing, watery eyes and a runny nose are not the only symptoms of allergic disease.
ragweed pollen) it triggers your immune system to go into action.Many over-the-counter medicines are available to control symptoms of allergies, including allergic rhinitis. It is usually best to take only single-ingredient allergy or cold preparations, instead of those containing many active ingredients. Over-the-counter medicines used to control the symptoms of allergies, including allergic rhinitis, include: Note: Decongestants may not be safe for young children or for people who have certain health problems. If you do use these medicines, always follow the directions about how much to use based on age and in some cases weight.These medicines work well but can have side effects. If over-the-counter medicines do not improve your symptoms, or if they cause bothersome side effects, such as drowsiness, talk with your doctor about prescription medicines.Take sedating antihistamines like brompheniramine, chlorpheniramine, or diphenhydramine (Benadryl) at bedtime, if possible, to help prevent daytime grogginess.Avoid alcohol while you are taking a sedating antihistamine.
These two allergy drugs produce very similar results. Both cetirizine and loratadine are nonsedating antihistamines.