Best allergy medications

on Jun 08, 2014 @ 09:09 pm

Its allergy season.
What do you find are the best cures for your allergies?!

Mine just started up and I'm taking reactine, It worked for me last year but I want to see what my best options are. 

6 Replies

Reactions? on Jun 10, 2014 @ 10:54 am

There are so many out there, I find that it depends on what you are doing, as some make you drowsy. Claritan works fairly well, I used to always keep liquid benadryl on hand for a quick fix. It also would depend on what typeof allergies, the type of reactions etc.

My son was tested for allergies as a preteen and given the weekly allergy shots. This helped him overcome a lot of the allergies. But you must remember you will outgrow some but new ones tend to take there place.

I found talking the the pharmacist was the best idea. Explain your symptons etc and they can generally pinpoint one or two specific meds that will work for you.

Aerius and HydraSense on Jun 11, 2014 @ 09:04 am

I've tried Reactine, and Claritin, and a lot of other OTC allergy stuff and they work well but always make me feel way too sleepy.

The products that seem to work the best for me are Aerius (they're a really small tablet, they work for 24 hours and don't give me ANY drowsiness or other weird side effects) and HydraSense (or any saline rinse). Those two things make my allergies so much easier to deal with, and let me still be productive and go about my day!

And Petersgirl is right, talking to someone like a pharmacist could be very helpful in finding something to help you with your specific allergies/symptoms :)


prescription on Jul 08, 2014 @ 10:09 pm

Prescription Ceterazine (Reactine) are the only thing that helps me from the environmental allergies. Getting them by prescription is much cheaper as a lot of benefit companies will cover the cost. Buying over the counter allergy meds is crazy expensive. Especially as so many people need them.

my opinion on Jul 18, 2014 @ 01:47 pm

I used Claritin for years and gradually built up a resistance to it. Now I use Aerius pills one days when I can tell I will need it along with my Advair inhaler and I'm all good to go!

OTC allergy meds on Jul 18, 2014 @ 03:59 pm

Be careful with allergy meds. A side effect I couldn't put up with (and wasn't aware of before I started taking the meds) was the temporary memory problems. This doesn't happen to everyone who takes meds like Allegra and Claritin, but its a possibility. If you notice yourself in a mental fog and feel like you can't remember simple things after taking an OTC allergy medication, you may be experiencing a lesser known side effect from it. You should refer to your doctor or at least discuss the risks and benefits of each drug with a pharmacist before taking it. Some allergy medicines also increase anxiety and make your heart beat faster than normal so be careful with that too if you have any mental health problems or heart problems.
Some allergy tips I've heard are to wash your hair before bed or wear a hat/head scarf during the day to eliminate allergens accumulating on your pillow and you sleeping with your face in them all night. And of course don't wipe your face with your hands after touching animals, plants, etc.

Claritin Liquid Capsules on Jul 27, 2014 @ 12:15 pm

I used to use Claritin until I was selected to review the liquid capsules. At regular price you pay a premium but I did find a sale at Shoppers Drug Mart for $15.99 for the 24 package with 12 bonus making it 36 tablets. They are fasting acting and very effective. They are the only brand I will buy.

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