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I take hydroxyzine (by presciption) for an alcohol allergy (intolerance). Is there an over-the-counter substitute for this?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works as well as zyrtec and others.
You might want to try non sedating ones first like Allegra or claritin. These drugs including Hydroxyzine are all antihistamines.

In brief: Yes

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works as well as zyrtec and others.
You might want to try non sedating ones first like Allegra or claritin. These drugs including Hydroxyzine are all antihistamines.
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