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I am currently taking 10mg of clarytin once a day for hayfever, but it does appear to be working. It has in previously, what can I try instead. Andy?
Allegra or Zyrtec: You may want to try a different anti-histamine like Allegra or zyrtec. Sometimes switching to a different medication can make the difference. However, if those aren't helping with your symptoms either, it may not be allergies and you should see your doctor for an examination to determine the best treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Expired meds safe: Here is an article from Harvard discussing how safe most expired medications are: http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/drug-expiration-dates-do-they-mean-anything. Basically, research has shown that expired meds in good condition are likely fine to use . The expiration date is the date on which the responsibility for the potency of the drug shifts from the manufacturer to the consumer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nasal steroid spray: The most effective "long term" medications for stuffiness is usually nasal steroid sprays or a combination of nasal antihistamine + steroid in one. Most need a prescription, but recently nasacort has fda approval for sale "over the counter" without a prescription. If these are ineffective, see an allergist and get at the root cause of the problem. ...Read more
Potential issues: If this was Claritin d-12 hour (designed to be taken every 12 hours), there should be minimal side effects. If it was Claritin d24 hour, then the adverse effects of the "d" Pseudoephedrine could lead to insomnia, GI upset, decreased appetite, dry mouth, etc. It's not the Claritin that is the problem, but the decongestant. ...Read more
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