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over-the-counter medicines are available to control
symptoms of allergies, including
allergic rhinitis. These medicines work well but can
have side effects.
Medicines that are safe when they are used
alone can sometimes cause problems if you take them with other medicines. Talk
with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are taking medicine for something
else and want to try an over-the-counter medicine for your allergy.
Over-the-counter medicines used to control the symptoms of allergies,
including allergic rhinitis, include:
If over-the-counter medicines do not improve your
symptoms, or if they cause bothersome side effects, such as drowsiness, talk
with your doctor about prescription medicines.
When you take either
over-the-counter or prescription medicines, you may want to keep a medicine
record. Use a notebook to record information on medicine you use,
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug
Reference is not available in all systems.)
June 30, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
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