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Old 01-20-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
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Over the counter allergy meds--NON DROWSY???

I used to take Zyrtec when it was Prescription Only and it made me SO TIRED. Is the over the counter brand the same way? I have allergies to animals and I'd love to find something that wouldn't put me to sleep.

 
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Re: Over the counter allergy meds--NON DROWSY???

The over-the-counter version of Zyrtec is exactly the same product that used to be prescription only.

Have you tried taking Claritin (the generic version is called Loratadine) - it is non-sedating (but doesn't work as well for some people as Zyrtec does).

 
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Re: Over the counter allergy meds--NON DROWSY???

you might also try taking the zyrtec at bedtime. Some people report the drowsy effect wears off by the following morning.

 
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