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Medications for Allergic Rhinitis

Drugs associated with Allergic Rhinitis

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

What is Allergic Rhinitis: A collection of symptoms, predominantly in the nose and eyes, that occur after exposure to airborne particles of dust or dander or to pollens of certain seasonal plants in people that are allergic to these substances (see also allergies; asthma; allergy to mold, dander, dust).

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Zyrtec Rx/OTC B N X 61 reviews
7.0

Generic name: cetirizine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Allegra Rx/OTC C N 37 reviews
7.0

Generic name: fexofenadine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
loratadine Rx/OTC B N 34 reviews
5.0

Generic name: loratadine systemic

Brand names:  Claritin, Claritin 24 Hour Allergy, Alavert, Children's Claritin Allergy, Claritin Reditabs, Allergy Relief 24 Hour, Allergy Relief Tablets, Bactimicina Allergy, Children's Allergy Relief 24 Hour, Clear-Atadine, ohm Allergy Relief, Tavist ND, Vicks QlearQuil All Day & All Night 24 Hour Allergy Relief, Wal-itin

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Flonase Rx C N 25 reviews
6.0

Generic name: fluticasone nasal

Drug class: nasal steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Claritin Rx/OTC B N 12 reviews
4.0

Generic name: loratadine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Singulair Rx B N 39 reviews
6.0

Generic name: montelukast systemic

Drug class: leukotriene modifiers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
cetirizine Rx/OTC B N X 90 reviews
7.0

Generic name: cetirizine systemic

Brand names:  Zyrtec, All Day Allergy, All Day Allergy Children's, Aller-Tec, Aller-Tec Children's, Children's Allergy Relief, Children's Zyrtec, Zyrtec Hives

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Astelin Rx C N X 10 reviews
9.0

Generic name: azelastine nasal

Drug class: nasal antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Nasonex Rx C N 29 reviews
7.0

Generic name: mometasone nasal

Drug class: nasal steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
fluticasone Rx/OTC C N 37 reviews
7.0

Generic name: fluticasone nasal

Brand names:  Flonase, Veramyst, Ticanase

Drug class: nasal steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
fexofenadine Rx/OTC C N 56 reviews
6.0

Generic name: fexofenadine systemic

Brand names:  Allegra, Allegra Allergy, Allegra ODT, Aller-Ease

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Benadryl Rx/OTC B N X 8 reviews
6.0

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

 
Decadron Rx C N 1 review
10

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Xyzal Rx B N X 20 reviews
8.0

Generic name: levocetirizine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
montelukast Rx B N 59 reviews
6.0

Generic name: montelukast systemic

Brand name:  Singulair

Drug class: leukotriene modifiers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Nasacort Rx C N 30 reviews
6.0

Generic name: triamcinolone nasal

Drug class: nasal steroids

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Clarinex Rx C N 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: desloratadine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Claritin 24 Hour Allergy Rx/OTC B N 1 review
7.0

Generic name: loratadine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
azelastine Rx C N X 43 reviews
8.0

Generic name: azelastine nasal

Brand name:  Astelin

Drug class: nasal antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
Medrol Rx C N Add review
10

Generic name: methylprednisolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Veramyst Rx C N 7 reviews
8.0

Generic name: fluticasone nasal

Drug class: nasal steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Dymista Rx C N X 44 reviews
7.0

Generic name: azelastine / fluticasone nasal

Drug class: nasal steroids, nasal antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Phenergan Rx C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
diphenhydramine Rx/OTC B N X 12 reviews
6.0

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Brand names:  Benadryl, Benadryl Allergy, Allermax, Banophen, Ben-Tann, Benadryl Children's Allergy, Complete Allergy Relief, Dicopanol, Diphedryl, Diphenhist, Dytan, Dytuss, Scot-Tussin Allergy, Silphen Cough, Theraflu Thin Strips Multi Symptom, Twilite, Valu-Dryl

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

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Nasacort AQ Rx C N 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: triamcinolone nasal

Drug class: nasal steroids

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: 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 of the drug 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 of the drug 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 of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Hay Fever; Nasal Allergies

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