Spring has Sprung! Are desert allergies wreaking havoc? Learn here which medicine is better to use… Flonase or Zyrtec
There are several antihistamines for allergies on the market today. It can be difficult to choose the one that’s right for your needs. It’s a good idea to take a close look at each one so that you understand what it has to offer.
Two of the most commonly used allergy medications are Flonase® and Zyrtec®. Both have distinct benefits. Each one also has features that may make it a poor choice, depending on your age, health, and other important factors. Both medications are over-the-counter, questions you have concerning either one, can be addressed by your physician.
Flonase is an allergy medication that, by all reports works well in patients who choose to use it. It comes in the form of a nasal spray and has few known side effects. Because it is administered directly into the sinuses, the medication doesn’t travel widely throughout the body.
One of the main drawbacks many people report is nosebleeds. Nosebleeds become more common as usage of the medication increases. Its primary use is the control of upper respiratory allergy symptoms that include sneezing and runny nose. People who have experienced traumatic injuries to their nose or nasal passages shouldn’t use Flonase. It is also believed to arrest the growth rate in children.
Zyrtec is also one of the many popular antihistamines for allergies. It is taken once a day, allowing 24-hour relief of most allergy symptoms. Because the medication is released into the system slowly there is less risk of drowsiness. In addition to being effective at treating common allergy symptoms like sneezing, itchy eyes and a runny nose, it also helps to control skin rashes and hives. It offers quick relief of most symptoms and can be taken by both adults and children with few side effects. It can be purchased in liquid form, tablets and dissolving tablets that melt quickly when placed under the tongue. Zyrtec has very few drug interactions and can be taken along with other medications.
Which Antihistamines for Allergies Is the Best?
Both Flonase and Zyrtec are antihistamines for allergies and work well when used by the right people and in the right situations. Everyone is different when it comes to taking medications. Although Zyrtec is extremely popular, it has a tendency to decrease in effectiveness the longer it is used. If you are unsure as to which medication best suits your needs, talk to your doctor. He or she will be able to answer any question you may have and be more equipped to help you choose the right antihistamine for your particular symptoms. Working with your doctor will prevent you from taking a medication you don’t need or overusing one that you do.
If you have questions or concerns about any medication you are taking, especially antihistamines for allergies, contact the medical professionals at Adult & Pediatric Allergy Associates. They can answer your questions and get you on the medication to stop the symptoms from reappearing. Don’t risk taking the wrong medication or taking too much of the right one.
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