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Allergy Medicine which one?

Benadryl Allergy are they any good? my wife has alot of problems with allergies and the one she has now is too dam expensive and does the 24 hour ones really work?

25mg

there is also one is 50mg

Here is link

http://well.ca/categories/allergy-sinus ... e_591.html

for 50 tablets for 14.00 u cant beat it sinse we paid for 12 for 20.00 lol
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It depends on the person. For me, Benadryl works but its one of the few medicines that will make me ridiculously drowsy; and Reactin is non-drowsy but when I take it I get its two side-effects - drowsiness and dry throat. :(
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There are four really common "second-generation" over the counter allergy medications. The earlier allergy medications tend to cause drowsiness at much higher rates than the second generation.

cetirizine (Reactine)
loratadine (Claritin)
desloratadine (Aerius)
fexofenadine (Allegra)


Studies have shown that cetirizine (Reactine) relieves allergies for the largest percentage of people (of the second generation drugs). But it also has the largest amount of people who experience drowsiness from the second-generation drugs. (Even if they take the non-drowsy version.)

But of course, everyone if different and is going to react differently to the different medications. So, you're really going to have to test to see if it works well for your wife. There's no real way to determine in advance how she is going to react.

(Note: I am not a medical health professional. I just have really bad allergies. :) )
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thanks reactine does not work for my wife were on aeruis right now lol
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Jul 18th, 2009 9:40 pm
There are four really common "second-generation" over the counter allergy medications. The earlier allergy medications tend to cause drowsiness at much higher rates than the second generation.

cetirizine (Reactine)
loratadine (Claritin)
desloratadine (Aerius)
fexofenadine (Allegra)


Studies have shown that cetirizine (Reactine) relieves allergies for the largest percentage of people (of the second generation drugs). But it also has the largest amount of people who experience drowsiness from the second-generation drugs. (Even if they take the non-drowsy version.)

But of course, everyone if different and is going to react differently to the different medications. So, you're really going to have to test to see if it works well for your wife. There's no real way to determine in advance how she is going to react.

(Note: I am not a medical health professional. I just have really bad allergies. :) )
thanks for this post.

i am using claritin and thinking of switching to something stronger.
also, i wanted to point out that I know of people who are on prescription allergy medicine.
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Hmmm...i take the generic Loratidine & find it works fine with no drowsyness....although i cut it in half sometimes. :|

walmart & zellers sells them.
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I tried everything: Reactin, Benedryl, Claritin, etc. etc. and nothing works for me! :( I heard that bee pollen are really good.
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sassysue wrote:
Jul 18th, 2009 9:05 pm
Benadryl Allergy are they any good? my wife has alot of problems with allergies and the one she has now is too dam expensive and does the 24 hour ones really work?

25mg

there is also one is 50mg

Here is link

http://well.ca/categories/allergy-sinus ... e_591.html

for 50 tablets for 14.00 u cant beat it sinse we paid for 12 for 20.00 lol
Benadryl works but it *WILL* make you sleepy.In fact the ingredient is the exact same ting that Sleep-Ezze and other sleeping pills have in them.

If you are a nighttime allergy sufferer, it is ideal. Just take one before bed.

But if you need daytime relief, I would recommend Reactine, it is the one I have had most success with. Also, don't by the name brand - just get the no-name brand of the same thing. It is like 1/2 the price and the exact same drug. Look for Cetirizine tablets.
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Jul 19th, 2009 1:36 am
Hmmm...i take the generic Loratidine & find it works fine with no drowsyness....although i cut it in half sometimes. :|

walmart & zellers sells them.
For those who do not know, Loratadine == Claratin.
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Different people will have different reactions to each med, so you have to find what one works for you. I have the best luck with Reactine. It works, and I don't get any side effects from it. I just use the generic brands.

As others said, Benadryl is great for taking at night time. It will knock me out cold during the day though.
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Jul 19th, 2009 5:26 am
I tried everything: Reactin, Benedryl, Claritin, etc. etc. and nothing works for me! :( I heard that bee pollen are really good.
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Get her a neti pot or some other type of nasal rinse. All my life I have had bad out of control allergies. Finally this year I tried out the neti pot and have to say it works 95% of the time. If I feel its still not then I pop a reactant.

Its hard to get ahold of one ever since Dr. Oz and Oprah raved about it.
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I've got bad allergies around March to August. I've tried Aerius, Clariton, Reactine, none seem to work. Otrivin gives me temporary relief (12-24 hours usually) but I get very lethargic after a few days use and have to stop.
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have you tried plain old diphenhydramine?

100 tablets for $15 from Shoppers (Life Brand Allergy Formula)

works for almost 24 hours for me, but i have mild allergies.
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