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Are there any good allegry medicines besides Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergy?
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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In brief: OTC allergy meds
Yes, there are. The old standouts are loratidine (claritin) and Cetirizine (zyrtec).
This year, fenofexamine (allegra) was introduced. All have been prescription medicines previously and touted as non-sedating. Cetirizine often causes drowsiness so it has to be taken at bedtime; the other 2 can be taken during the day. All are taken once a day.

In brief: OTC allergy meds
Yes, there are. The old standouts are loratidine (claritin) and Cetirizine (zyrtec).
This year, fenofexamine (allegra) was introduced. All have been prescription medicines previously and touted as non-sedating. Cetirizine often causes drowsiness so it has to be taken at bedtime; the other 2 can be taken during the day. All are taken once a day.
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