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Medications for Allergic Rhinitis

Other names: Hay Fever; Nasal Allergies

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).

Drugs used to treat Allergic Rhinitis

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

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
acrivastine / pseudoephedrine 10 10 reviews
Rx B N X

Generic name: acrivastine / pseudoephedrine systemic

Brand name:  Semprex-D

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Allegra ODT 10 1 review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: fexofenadine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Aller-Tec 10 1 review
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: cetirizine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Aprodine 10 1 review
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: pseudoephedrine / triprolidine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

brompheniramine / pseudoephedrine 10 3 reviews
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: brompheniramine / pseudoephedrine systemic

Brand names:  Bromaline, Brotapp, Lodrane D

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

chlorpheniramine / methscopolamine / pseudoephedrine 10 1 review
Rx C N X

Generic name: chlorpheniramine / methscopolamine / pseudoephedrine systemic

Brand name:  DryMax

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: Prescribing Information

chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine 10 4 reviews
Rx/OTC N N X

Generic name: chlorpheniramine / phenylephrine systemic

Brand names:  Actifed Cold and Allergy, Allan Tannate Pediatric, Allerest PE, BP Allergy JR, ChlorTan D, Dallergy Drops, Ed A-Hist, Ed ChlorPed D, NoHist LQ, Novahistine, Phenagil, Sinus & Allergy PE, Sudafed PE Sinus & Allergy, Triaminic Cold & Allergy …show all

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

clemastine 10 1 review
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: clemastine systemic

Brand names:  12 Hour Allergy Relief, Dayhist Allergy, Leader Allerhist

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

cyproheptadine 10 1 review
Rx B N X

Generic name: cyproheptadine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Deconamine 10 3 reviews
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: chlorpheniramine / pseudoephedrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

diphenhydramine / phenylephrine 10 1 review
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: diphenhydramine / phenylephrine systemic

Brand names:  Children's Triacting Night Time, Dimetapp Children's Nighttime Cold & Congestion, Dytan-D, Triaminic Night Time Cold & Cough …show all

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Semprex-D 10 10 reviews
Rx B N X

Generic name: acrivastine / pseudoephedrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Wal-itin 10 1 review
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: loratadine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Zyrtec-D 12 Hour 10 1 review
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: cetirizine / pseudoephedrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine 9.9 19 reviews
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine systemic

Brand names:  Conex, Dixaphedrine, Drixoral Cold and Allergy

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Drixoral Cold and Allergy 9.9 17 reviews
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

cetirizine / pseudoephedrine 9.8 4 reviews
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: cetirizine / pseudoephedrine systemic

Brand names:  Zyrtec-D, Zyrtec-D 12 Hour, All Day Allergy-D, Allergy D-12, Allergy Relief D, Cetiri D, Up and Up All Day Allergy Relief D …show all

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Zyrtec-D 9.7 3 reviews
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: cetirizine / pseudoephedrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Alavert 9.5 2 reviews
Rx/OTC B N

Generic name: loratadine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

brompheniramine 9.5 4 reviews
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: brompheniramine systemic

Brand names:  Bromax, Siltane

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

carbinoxamine 9.3 3 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: carbinoxamine systemic

Brand names:  Arbinoxa, Carboxine, Histex CT, Histex IE, Histex PD, Karbinal ER, Ryvent …show all

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Chlor-Trimeton 9.2 9 reviews
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: chlorpheniramine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

chlorpheniramine 9.1 17 reviews
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: chlorpheniramine systemic

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

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

All Day Allergy 9.0 1 review
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: cetirizine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Clarinex-D 12 Hour 9.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: desloratadine / pseudoephedrine systemic

Drug class: upper respiratory combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
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 (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
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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