Allegra is going over-the-counter
by Thomas Lupoli, D.O.
Allegra (fexofenadine) is a non-sedating antihistamine frequently used to treat allergic rhinitis, commonly called “hayfever”. The Food and Drug Administration approved Allegra medication products for over-the-counter use in adults and children two years of age and older. It is slated to go over the counter this March and will join Zyrtec (cetirizine) and Claritin(loratadine), which are other long-acting, non-drowsy antihistamines. Although these medication are classified as “non-sedating”, a small minority of individuals may experience drowsiness after taking them.