Which works better -- Allegra or Claritin??

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Mike112233
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   Posted 5/26/2011 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anybody know which antihistamine is more effective --- ALLEGRA or CLARITIN?? I think I tried Claritin many years ago, and it seemed to have no effect at all. But now a doctor is telling me that Claritin is a much better antihistamine than Allegra. Its so confusing.

Does anybody know which is better / stronger?

Red_34
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   Posted 5/26/2011 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Claritin did nothing for me either, not really. I then switched over to Allegra and it worked much better but then my body must've got used to it. So then I switched to Zyrtec and that one is the better of all of them in my opinion. It makes me sleepy but I take it at night and I am fine the next day however, when my daughter takes Zyrtec, she is groggy the next day.

But it's one of those things, you need to go by what works with your body.
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   Posted 5/27/2011 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I started with claritin, then allerga, and lastly Zyrtec. Zyrtec works best for me. Sometimes I have to take two, but I'm used to it so it doesn't make me sleepy.
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