How fast should allergy medicines work?

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marip1
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   Posted 8/2/2014 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
How soon should allergy medicines work? I've been on Claritin for 4 days and still have symptoms. Should allergy medicines work in a day or 2?

Asthmamom
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   Posted 8/23/2014 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
The OTC medications should respond within hours. The shorter the acting, the quicker the response.

The 24 hour meds like Claritin, Zyrtec or Allegra take about 2 hours to reach efficacy. Benedryl, about 30 min, but it lasts 6 hours.

If you have no relief after 2 days,try something else.
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