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Allergies board

My (now 13-year old) daughter was on Allegra for about a year when she was 9. We didn't have any problems with it and there were no noticeable side effects. Now that both Claritin and Zyrtec are available without a prescription we've switched to using them because Allegra is no better than either and they're both much cheaper without a prescription.

I am currently taking Allegra 180mg once a day for my allergies. I've been taking it for almost a year and it works great for me.

The only side effect I notice is occasional headaches, but the benefit outweighs the side effects for me. I have to take an antihistamine daily because my allergies are year round and pretty bad.

I was previously on zyrtec and had to discontinue because it made me VERY depressed and tired. I couldn't stand how I felt on it(I don't know if you can equate this with behavioral problems in a child). I have none of this with Allegra. I am also on sudafed as needed and Rhinocort and doing allergy shots.

I am an adult so I don't know how it affects children, but for me it's great and I don't feel any different when I take this, like I did with the Zyrtec.

Just my 2 cents, hope this helps!