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Medications for Allergic Reactions

Other names: Allergic Drug Reaction

About Allergic Reactions:  The bodys response to an allergic stimulus. This can be localised to one area or generalised and may include: rash, itching, hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, and/or low blood pressure.

Drugs Used to Treat Allergic Reactions

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Benadryl B N X 14 reviews
7.0

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

diphenhydramine B N X 31 reviews
8.0

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Brand names:  Benadryl, Benadryl Allergy, Banophen, Benadryl Children's Allergy, Q-Dryl, Complete Allergy Relief, Dicopanol, Diphedryl, Diphenhist, Allermax, Dytuss, PediaCare Children's Allergy, Quenalin, Scot-Tussin Allergy, Siladryl Allergy, Silphen Cough, Twilite, Valu-Dryl, Vanamine PD, Vicks QlearQuil Nighttime Allergy Relief …show all

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Benadryl Allergy B N X 11 reviews
8.0

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

prednisone C N 31 reviews
7.0

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

EpiPen C N 3 reviews
10

Generic name: epinephrine systemic

Drug class: vasopressors, adrenergic bronchodilators, catecholamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Phenergan C N X 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

epinephrine C N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: epinephrine systemic

Brand names:  EpiPen, Adrenalin, EpiPen 2-Pak, Auvi-Q, Adrenaclick, Adrenalin Chloride, EpiPen Jr, EpiPen JR 2-Pak, Symjepi …show all

Drug class: vasopressors, adrenergic bronchodilators, catecholamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

chlorpheniramine B N X 11 reviews
9.0

Generic name: chlorpheniramine systemic

Brand names:  Chlor-Trimeton, Allergy Relief, Aller-Chlor, C.P.M., Chlo-Amine, Chlor-Mal, ChlorTan, Ed-Chlortan, Ed ChlorPed, Ed Chlor Ped Jr., PediaTan, Topco Allergy, Wal-finate …show all

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Chlor-Trimeton B N X 5 reviews
9.0

Generic name: chlorpheniramine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Adrenalin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: epinephrine systemic

Drug class: vasopressors, adrenergic bronchodilators, catecholamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

EpiPen 2-Pak C N Add review Rate

Generic name: epinephrine systemic

Drug class: vasopressors, adrenergic bronchodilators, catecholamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

promethazine C N X 5 reviews
8.0

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Brand names:  Phenergan, Promethegan, Phenadoz, Antinaus 50 …show all

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

triamcinolone C N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Brand name:  Kenalog-40

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Banophen B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Allergy Relief B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: chlorpheniramine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Benadryl Children's Allergy B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Kenalog-40 C N Add review Rate

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

loratadine B N 3 reviews
5.0

Generic name: loratadine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Auvi-Q C N Add review Rate

Generic name: epinephrine systemic

Drug class: vasopressors, adrenergic bronchodilators, catecholamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

cyproheptadine B N X 8 reviews
9.0

Generic name: cyproheptadine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Promethegan C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Q-Dryl B N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Phenadoz C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Antinaus 50 C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

clemastine B N X 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: clemastine systemic

Brand names:  Tavist, 12 Hour Allergy Relief, Allerhist-1, Dayhist Allergy, Leader Allerhist, Tavist-1, Tavist Allergy …show all

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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