With allergy season coming around, it is time to fill your prescription and get ahead of rising pollen levels. It should be noted that choosing the right allergy medications should involve a discussion with your doctor. There is no “one size fits all” remedy for sneezing and irritated eyes, so use a combination of treatments that work best for you.
Get your allergy prescriptions as soon as possible and preferably before the season is in full bloom. Most prescription medications are more effective when you begin taking your meds at least two weeks before pollen levels begin to rise. If you are a long-time sufferer of allergies, make an appointment with your doctor now to prepare for spring and summer.
Prescription medications such as Benadryl and Chlor-Tripolon are popular choices for fighting the response to allergens. These drugs work by preventing the release of histamine – hence the name “antihistamine.” Traditional antihistamines typical provide relief for around eight hours; however, they may cause drowsiness, so are not suitable for everyone.
For effective results, take your prescription medications in line with when you are most likely to suffer an allergic reaction. Most people find their allergies flare up at specific times of the day. Traditional prescription antihistamines can provide highly effective relief when you get to know your allergies and schedule your intake.
Reactine, Allegra, Aerius and Claritin are relatively newer antihistamines you can get with a prescription. These medications do not cause drowsiness, which makes them a better choice for many allergy sufferers. However, you may find modern treatments are not as effective as their traditional counterparts.
Most modern antihistamines also come in regular or strong formulas. While it may be tempting to opt for the latter, we recommend you try the regular strength prescription first. It is important to heed any advice providing by your doctor or an allergist when taking medications for your allergies.
Drops and Sprays
Two of the most popular drops and sprays are Cromolyn and Opticrom. These prescription medications are specifically designed to prevent the production of histamine, saving you from itchy eyes or an irritated nose. As with most antihistamines, treatment should begin before symptoms begin.
If you need a fast and reliable way to receive your prescriptions, contact Cherry Street Pharmacy. We are here to cut the stress and hassle of prescriptions, so you can begin your treatment as quickly as possible.