How it worksWhen confronted with an allergen, your histamines trigger sneezing, coughing, and other symptoms to push the allergens away. Cetirizine (an antihistamine) tells your histamines to settle down.
Allergist AdviceTake cetirizine at bedtime. It reaches its max effect after 2 to 3 hours, so you’ll wake up symptom-free.
Dr. Amina Abdeldaim, MD MPHPicnic Medical Director
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Antihistamines are often purchased with eye drops
and nasal sprays
to stop all of your different symptoms right at their source
Azelastine eye dropsGeneric Optivar®This prescription-strength eye drop includes both antihistamines and inflammatory inhibitors to quickly clear up itchy, watery, and red eyes.
*A virtual doctor consultation is required prior to receiving a prescription medication
FluticasoneGeneric Flonase®This steroid spray is the single most effective way to relieve non-stop nasal congestion that an antihistamine can’t clear on its own. It’s also been found to provide relief from itchy, watery eyes and other nasal symptoms including runny or itchy nose, sneezing, and throat itchiness.