What is the best antihistamine that does not cause drowsiness?
These antihistamines are much less likely to cause drowsiness:
- Cetirizine (Zyrtec, Zyrtec Allergy)
- Desloratadine (Clarinex)
- Fexofenadine (Allegra, Allegra Allergy)
- Levocetirizine (Xyzal, Xyzal Allergy)
- Loratadine (Alavert, Claritin)
Are non-drowsy antihistamines as effective?
Non-drowsy antihistamines are generally the best option, as they’re less likely to make you feel sleepy. But types that make you feel sleepy may be better if your symptoms stop you sleeping. Ask a pharmacist for advice if you’re unsure which medicine to try as not all antihistamines are suitable for everyone.
Which antihistamine is the most effective?
Cetirizine is the most potent antihistamine available and has been subjected to more clinical study than any other.
What is the safest antihistamine to take?
Loratadine, cetrizine, and fexofenadine all have excellent safety records. Their cardiovascular safety has been demonstrated in drug-interaction studies, elevated-dose studies, and clinical trials. These three antihistamines have also been shown safe in special populations, including pediatric and elderly patients.
Is Acrivastine drowsy?
Acrivastine is known as a non-drowsy antihistamine. It’s less likely to make you feel sleepy than some other antihistamines. Acrivastine is available on prescription.
Can I take acrivastine everyday?
It’s usual to take acrivastine as you need it, up to 3 times a day. Acrivastine is classed as non-drowsy antihistamine, but some people still find it makes them feel quite sleepy.
Which is the best non-drowsy antihistamine?
Comparing Non-Drowsy Antihistamines Allegra (fexofenadine), Zyrtec (cetirizine), and Claritin (loratidine) are available as generics unlike Xyzal. Clarinex, while available generically, is prescription only. Of the available generics, Claritin (loratadine) is generally the lowest cost over the counter options so is a great first option to try.
What is the best antihistamine for travel sickness?
You can also buy promethazine teoclate tablets (eg Avomine) and cinnarizine tablets (eg Stugeron) from a pharmacy for travel sickness. These are the newer ‘second generation’ antihistamines. They’re less likely to pass from your blood to your brain so they don’t usually make you feel so sleepy.
Is Zyrtec considered a non-drowsy antihistamine?
However, as mentioned above, Zyrtec and Xyzal are not considered non-drowsy. Studies have not shown significant differences between the three true “non-drowsy” antihistamines, Allegra, Claritin and Clarinex. If you are choosing between these, try Claritin first as it is generally the least expensive.
Do antihistamines Make you Sleepy the next day?
Sedating antihistamines will make you feel sleepy – you may even still feel sleepy the following day. They may also affect your co-ordination, movement and concentration. Some types of sedating antihistamines may affect you more than others. Non-sedating antihistamines may still make you feel sleepy, but this is less likely.