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Allergy is a hypersensitivity of the immune system. Allergic reactions occur when a person's immune system reacts to normally harmles...
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Benadryl 62,176 Zyrtec 25,049 Claritin 22,077
2,495,247 conversations around the web about Allergies to help you make a decision
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Afrin
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Claritin
Other name: Nasal Spray (Nasal Spray)
Other name: Loratadine (Loratadine)
6 / 10
Satisfaction
6 / 10
Satisfaction
9,785
Discussions around the web
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Allergies
Congestion
Common Cold
Nasal Congestion
Runny Nose
Flu
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Allergies
Itching
Bone Pain*
Seasonal Allergies
Hives*
Sneezing
Congestion
Inflammation
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Method of use:
Nasal Drops
Method of use:
Nasal Drops
Prescribing mode:
OTC
Prescribing mode:
OTC
Afrin is a brand of nasal spray used to ease nasal congestion that is available over-the-counter in the USA. The generic name for this medication is Oxymetazoline hydrochloride. While useful in the short-term, 12-hour relief for sinus congestion, pr...
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Loratadine (International Nonproprietary Name) is a second-generation H1 antagonist drug used to treat allergies. Structurally, it is closely related to tricyclic antidepressants such as imipramine, and distantly related to the atypical antipsychotic que...
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Top Concerns
Afr
Addiction
10
High Blood Pressure
1
Withdrawal
1
Apnea
1
Cavity
1
Dry Mouth
1
Blood Clots
1
Palpitations
1
Tachycardia
1
Paranoia
1
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Cla
Drowsy
4
Sinus Infections
2
Sleepy
2
Depression
1
Joint Pain
1
Itchy Eyes
1
Ear Infection
1
Watery Eyes
1
Wheezing
1
Sedation
1
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Apnea
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Cavity
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Cla
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Dry Mouth
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Cla
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Paranoia
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Drowsy
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Sinus Infections
Cla
Afr
2
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Sleepy
Cla
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0
Depression
Cla
Afr
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0
Joint Pain
Cla
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1
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Itchy Eyes
Cla
Afr
1
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Ear Infection
Cla
Afr
1
0
Watery Eyes
Cla
Afr
1
0
Wheezing
Cla
Afr
1
0
Sedation
Cla
Afr
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About Afrin
Afrin is a brand of nasal spray used to ease nasal congestion that is available over-the-counter in the USA. The generic name for this medication is Oxymetazoline hydrochloride. While useful in the short-term, 12-hour relief for sinus congestion, pr...
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About Claritin
Loratadine (International Nonproprietary Name) is a second-generation H1 antagonist drug used to treat allergies. Structurally, it is closely related to tricyclic antidepressants such as imipramine, and distantly related to the atypical antipsychotic que...
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" Quote: I LOVE Afrin. It's my \"night time relief\" during a bad cold. At least then I ...about) grabbing some 12 hour OTC Clariten (or generic version)? That stuff works wonders on me the... "

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" ...My experience with Claritin is that I ...whatsoever and Benadryl offers only temporary relief, but is ...its sedative properties. I think I am becoming addicted to Afrin. Today's the first... "

" Claritin before race helps me avoid this. I'll also use Afrin spray as well. Don't know if this makes me a doper, but so far, I haven't been asked for \"a sample\" at the finish. BTW:... "

" ...it made my blood presure soar and had to stop. My current Dr. says there are NO decongestiants that wont raise my blood pressure. Been taking claritan on a somewhat regular basis for... "

" I find the liquid claritin works much faster than the ...If it's super bad you can use Afrin for up to three days ...surgery and need another--yuck!). I use claritin-d and Nasacort (and the... "

" Claritin has helped me the last year when I've been really bad. ...minutes or so to loosen up everything, then used my netipot, then blown everything out used some Afrin also safe. I hope this... "

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" ...yeah i have flonase ... it doesnt work! lmfao.. so i say screw that and got afrin.. and i have claritin and i use tylenol... "

" ...getting sick!! oh, and ...spurt. I've been taking claritin and just got some afrin nasal spray. The claritin hardly did anything and the afrin seem to make my nasal passages hurt worse. I also... "

" ...to therapeutic levels of a med. From what I have read and experienced, Claritin is a good starter H1. Dr Afrin recommends it because it has far fewer drug interactions... "

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" ...is so stuffed that I can't sleep at night.......I've tried afrin(doesn't work), claritin(keeps me up), sudafed (keeps me up and dries up my milk), FLONASE... "

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