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What is the difference, if any, between zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) or allegra in their effectiveness for springtime allergies?

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In brief: Same

Each of the medicines work for some people; others for other people.
No one medicine works for everyone all of the time. Sometimes you have to try different ones to see which one works best for you.

In brief: Same

Each of the medicines work for some people; others for other people.
No one medicine works for everyone all of the time. Sometimes you have to try different ones to see which one works best for you.
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Claritin binds the H1 receptor with the weakest affinity, stronger is fexofenadine, and strongest is cetirizine. These are for the 2nd generation H1 antihistamines
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: All good

Zyrtec, Allegra and Claritin (loratadine) are all antihistamines that all work well for allergy symptoms.
Before one takes any medications, they should check with their physician to make sure the are the appropriate choice.

In brief: All good

Zyrtec, Allegra and Claritin (loratadine) are all antihistamines that all work well for allergy symptoms.
Before one takes any medications, they should check with their physician to make sure the are the appropriate choice.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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