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Is there any medication for allergies that doesn't have drowsiness as a side effect?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Nasal sprays don't cause drowsiness at all.
These include steroid sprays like Nasonex (mometasone) (and others) and antihistamine sprays like astelin. Claritin, zyrtec, and Allegra (and their generics) don't cross the blood brain barrier very well, so cause very little sedation. Some people who are very sensitive may still have some drowsiness however. Try nasal washes with a neti pot for a no-drug treatment.

In brief: Yes

Nasal sprays don't cause drowsiness at all.
These include steroid sprays like Nasonex (mometasone) (and others) and antihistamine sprays like astelin. Claritin, zyrtec, and Allegra (and their generics) don't cross the blood brain barrier very well, so cause very little sedation. Some people who are very sensitive may still have some drowsiness however. Try nasal washes with a neti pot for a no-drug treatment.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Allergy Meds nondrow

Yes Allegra and claritinclarinex , and xyzal (levocetirizine) are supposed to be non drowsy in recommended dose, zyrtec can be a little sedative.

In brief: Allergy Meds nondrow

Yes Allegra and claritinclarinex , and xyzal (levocetirizine) are supposed to be non drowsy in recommended dose, zyrtec can be a little sedative.
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