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Afrin vs. Claritin for Allergies

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Afrin

OTC
/ 9,460 posts

Claritin

OTC
/ 57,957 posts
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 9,460 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 57,957 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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... Read more on Wikipedia
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... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Lizinbrooklyn
September 13, 2014
Lizinbrooklyn wrote
Heart palpitations and Afrin
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September 20, 2013
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Claritin vs. Tylenol Sinus
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What patients are saying about Afrin vs. Claritin

358 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
I LOVE Afrin. It's my \"night time relief\" during a bad...
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...
I am becoming addicted to Afrin. Today's the first time...
...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...
avoid this. I'll also use Afrin spray as well. Don't know...
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:...
Afrin which is a wonderfully \"addictive\" product that...
...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...
super bad you can use Afrin for up to three days (DON'T...
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...
blown everything out used some Afrin also safe. I hope...
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...
so i say screw that and got afrin.. and i have claritin...
...yeah i have flonase ... it doesnt work! lmfao.. so i say screw that and got afrin.. and i have claritin and i use tylenol...
the afrin seem to make my nasal passages hurt worse. I also...
...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...
is a good starter H1. Dr Afrin recommends it because it...
...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...
afrin(doesn't work), claritin(keeps me up), sudafed (keeps...
...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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