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A 40-year-old female asked:

What is a effective no drowsy over-the-counter allergy medication?

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Dr. Daniel Conway
General Surgery 37 years experience
Allegra or Claritin (loratadine) : Allergy medicines are usully antihistamines first generation antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) often make people sleepy. Second generation drugs like Allegra and Claritin much less commonly cause drowsiness.

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A 18-year-old member asked:

What's the most effective non-drowsy allergy medication?

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Dr. Richard Margolin
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Claritin (loratadine)?Zyrtec: Most of the over the counter preparations such as Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec are thought to be the least sedating of all antihistamines. It should be noted that all antihistamines can cause some degree of fatigue but these are the least sedating.
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