Allergy season is just around the corner, so get prepared and stock your medicine cabinet with the items that will help you find relief from the symptoms associated with allergies.
Health Mart’s Christine Jacobson shares some over-the-counter allergy medication information to help you find relief from your allergy symptoms.
Over the counter Products that do not cause drowsiness:
· Allegra and Allegra D with a decongestant.
· HealthMart pharmacies carry these in generic forms making them more affordable for consumers.
Over the Counter Products that can cause drowsiness:
· Diphenhydramine and
Antihistamines alleviate symptoms of runny nose, sneezing, watery & itchy eyes. Decongestants help for nasal and headache congestion, stuffy nose and head. Persistent or hacking coughs need a cough suppressant or humectants. These are available in cough syrups as wells lozenges. Coughs with phlegm can be alleviated with a expectorant. Available in cough syrups, lozenges, or extended release tablets with guaifenisen.
For the few aches and pains due to allergy congestion or fatigue, use acetaminophen, aspirin, or ibuprofen as needed.
Always remember, the best plan is to be sure and check with your personal healthcare provider or Health Mart pharmacist to make sure the allergy medicines you take won’t interfere with other medications you’re currently taking.
To find your nearest Health Mart Pharmacy, go to www.healthmart.com