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What are the different types of allergy pills?

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You may want to try these on their own or with a nasal spray to get allergy relief.

These drugs can raise blood pressure, so talk to your doctor before taking them, especially if you have high blood pressure.

  • Antihistamines. Prescription and nonprescription antihistamines can help if you sneeze, itch, and have a runny nose. But they don't ease congestion.
  • Decongestants . They shrink swollen nasal tissues and relieve stuffy noses. Decongestants don't usually work as quickly in pill form as they do in sprays.
  • Combination pills. Some drugs combine decongestants and antihistamines to ease many symptoms. They can relieve itching, sneezing, and a runny, stuffy nose.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Allergy Medications."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Allergic Rhinitis: Treatment."

Medscape: "Allergic Rhinitis Medication."

UptoDate.com: "Patient information: Allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergies) (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 25, 2019

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Allergy Medications."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Allergic Rhinitis: Treatment."

Medscape: "Allergic Rhinitis Medication."

UptoDate.com: "Patient information: Allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergies) (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 25, 2019

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