Allergies occur when the immune system overreacts to typically harmless substances called allergens. These reactions can result in symptoms such as sneezing, itching, hives, and even life-threatening anaphylaxis. Allergies can be triggered by various factors, including pollen, dust mites, pet dander, insect bites, certain foods, medications, and environmental factors like mold or latex.
Allergy Treatments at Canadianpharmacy.org
- Cetirizine (Reactine, Zyrtec): Relieves symptoms of seasonal and year-round allergies.
- Fexofenadine (Allegra): Non-drowsy antihistamine for alleviating allergy symptoms.
- Loratadine (Claritin): Non-drowsy antihistamine for treating allergy symptoms.
- Desloratadine (Aerius, Clarinex): 24-hour antihistamine for treating allergy symptoms.
- Diphenhydramine (Benadryl): Fast-acting antihistamine for relieving allergy symptoms, may cause drowsiness.
- Fluticasone (Flonase, Flovent): Corticosteroid nasal spray for reducing inflammation and relieving allergy symptoms.
- Budesonide (Rhinocort): Corticosteroid nasal spray for alleviating allergy symptoms.
- Azelastine (Astelin, Astepro): Antihistamine nasal spray for treating seasonal allergy symptoms.
- Ketotifen (Zaditor, Alaway): Antihistamine eye drop for relieving eye allergy symptoms.
- Olopatadine (Pataday, Patanol, Pazeo): Antihistamine eye drop for reducing eye allergy symptoms.
Additional Allergy Medications:
- Epinephrine Auto-Injectors (EpiPen, Auvi-Q, Emerade): Devices for counteracting severe allergic reactions in emergencies.
- Allergen Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots): Long-term treatment for building tolerance and reducing allergic reactions over time.