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Afrin vs. Claritin for Allergies

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Afrin

OTC
/ 9,614 posts

Claritin

OTC
/ 56,811 posts
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 9,614 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 56,811 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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By Elaine
September 20, 2013
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Claritin vs. Tylenol Sinus
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What patients are saying about Afrin vs. Claritin

372 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...
the first time in two days that I didn't bring it to work...
...Shirley, My experience with Claritin is that I ...its sedative properties. I think I am becoming addicted to Afrin. Today's the first time in two days that I didn't bring it to work with ...
Unfortunately, Afrin is horribly addictive. If you...
I used to take Claritin, but recently switched to Zyrtec. ...open up the stuffiness. Unfortunately, Afrin is horribly addictive. If you use it ...uncomfortable they can't quit the Afrin...
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...
Afrin saturday night ans this morning. I hate that stuff...
...Thursday morning - I took a claritan and some dayquil early in ...sinus congeston, so i used Afrin saturday night ans this morning. I hate that stuff b/c it is...
blown everything out used some Afrin also safe. I hope...
Claritin has helped me the last year when ...safe thing. My OB/GYN also said Mucinex is ok ... ...up everything, then used my netipot, then blown everything out used some Afrin also safe. I hop...
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...
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