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Are there any prescription antihistamines?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alex Martinez
Internal Medicine - Allergy
9 doctors agree
In brief: A few
Antihistamines have been around for many years & many that used to be prescription are now available over-the-counter. A few antihistamines are still prescription, including some first-generation (sedating) medicines like periactin or palgic as well as second-generation (less-sedating) medicines like xyzal (levocetirizine) and clarinex.

In brief: A few
Antihistamines have been around for many years & many that used to be prescription are now available over-the-counter. A few antihistamines are still prescription, including some first-generation (sedating) medicines like periactin or palgic as well as second-generation (less-sedating) medicines like xyzal (levocetirizine) and clarinex.
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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Hydroxyzine is still prescription as well
Dr. Paul Carter
Many prescription medications have antihistamine properties. Talk to your personal physician about which medications are right for you.
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
There are both sedating and non-sedating antihistamines that require a prescription.
Some insurance companies will not pay for the prescription drugs Clarinex or xyzal, (levocetirizine) which are the slightly changed versions of Claritin and zyrtec, unless your physician requests "prior authorization".

In brief: Yes
There are both sedating and non-sedating antihistamines that require a prescription.
Some insurance companies will not pay for the prescription drugs Clarinex or xyzal, (levocetirizine) which are the slightly changed versions of Claritin and zyrtec, unless your physician requests "prior authorization".
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