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Compare Allegra to Other Over-the-Counter Allergy Medicines

When you choose Allegra, you’ll be able to take back your life without having to worry about allergy symptoms. See how we compare to other allergy medicine brands below.

 
Allegra
Claritin
Zyrtec
Benadryl
#1 Allergist Recommended Non-Drowsy Brand*
Non-Drowsy
24 hour
Fast (starts working in one hour)
Relief from Sneezing, Runny Nose
Relief from Itchy, Watery Eyes
Relief from Itchy Nose or Throat
Available in 12 hour
Available in Gelcaps
Available in orally dissolving tablets

Allegra vs. Zyrtec

Allegra has a key advantage over Zyrtec—it provides allergy symptom relief without making you drowsy. In fact, Allegra is the #1 allergist recommended brand for non-drowsy relief.* Unlike Zyrtec, Allegra offers an antihistamine with an active ingredient that won’t cause drowsiness.

See the Allegra Advantage

 
Allegra
Zyrtec
#1 Allergist Recommended Non-Drowsy Brand*
Non-Drowsy
24 hour
Fast (starts working in one hour)
Relief from Sneezing, Runny Nose
Relief from Itchy, Watery Eyes
Relief from Itchy Nose or Throat
Available in 12 hour
Available in Gelcaps
Available in orally dissolving tablets

Allegra vs. Claritin

What’s the difference between Allegra and Claritin? When comparing brands to find an allergy medicine that’s right for you, one thing you’ll want to consider is how fast the ingredients start working. While Allegra and Claritin offer equivalent symptom relief, with Allegra, you’ll get the fastest non-drowsy relief from your allergy symptoms. It starts working in just one hour—that’s two times faster than Claritin.§ The quicker the relief, the more time you have to spend enjoying life’s precious moments.

See the Allegra Advantage

 
Allegra
Claritin
#1 Allergist Recommended Non-Drowsy Brand*
Non-Drowsy
24 hour
Fast (starts working in one hour)
Relief from Sneezing, Runny Nose
Relief from Itchy, Watery Eyes
Relief from Itchy Nose or Throat
Available in 12 hour
Available in Gelcaps
Available in orally dissolving tablets

Allegra vs. Benadryl

Allegra lasts up to six times longer than Benadryl and contains a non-drowsy antihistamine to relieve symptoms, so you can get back to living your life. That means you can get relief without any drowsiness, at any time of day. Find 24 Hour Allegra tablets, 12 Hour Allegra tablets and 24 Hour Allegra gelcaps in the allergy aisle to relieve sneezing, runny nose, itchy/watery eyes and an itchy nose or throat.

If you’re feeling nasal congestion and sinus pressure, 24 Hour Allegra-D and 12 Hour Allegra-D tablets contain an effective nasal decongestant that provides relief of symptoms from allergies or the common cold.

See the Allegra Advantage

 
Allegra
Benadryl
#1 Allergist Recommended Non-Drowsy Brand*
Non-Drowsy
24 hour
Fast (starts working in one hour)
Relief from Sneezing, Runny Nose
Relief from Itchy, Watery Eyes
Relief from Itchy Nose or Throat
Available in 12 hour
Available in Gelcaps
Available in orally dissolving tablets

Give your children the Allegra Advantage

All of our children’s products are non-drowsy. That means your kids get relief in school with no impact on their learning or concentration due to drowsiness. Children’s Allegra liquid offers 12 hours of non-drowsy relief in a kid-friendly, liquid berry-flavored formula.

If your kids prefer tablets, Children’s Allegra meltable tablets also provide 12 hours of non-drowsy relief. Our orange cream-flavored,# orally dissolving tablets melt in their mouth, giving them the freedom to enjoy the day without feeling bogged down by allergies.

*Allegra is the #1 allergist recommended non-drowsy brand of adult OTC oral antihistamines.
Based on labeled warnings and patient reports in clinical trials.
Starts working in one hour. Applies to first dose only. Among single-ingredient OTC branded oral antihistamines.
§Starts working in one hour. Applies to first does only.
Based on labeled dosing.
Artificial berry flavor.
#Artificial orange cream.

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Allegra

A non-drowsy, fast-acting** antihistamine to relieve your everyday allergy symptoms.

**Starts working in one hour.

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