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Allergy Medications (cont.)

Medical Editor:

Examples of Allergy Medications:

Older (first-generation) antihistamines:

  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
  • Chlorpheniramine
  • Brompheniramine
  • Carbinoxamine (Palgic)
  • Clemastine (Tavist Allergy)
  • Cyprohepatdine
  • Hydroxyzine (Vistaril)

Newer (second-generation) antihistamines:

Antihistamine nasal sprays:

Antihistamine/decongestant combination


Nasal corticosteroids:

Mast cell stabilizers:

Leukotriene drugs used for allergies:

Nasal anticholinergics:

Decongestants (Nasal):

  • Oxymetazoline (Afrin)

Decongestants (Oral):

  • Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed)
  • Phenylephrine

Topical steroids for skin allergy:

Immunomodulators for skin allergy:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (
WebMD (
Kaiser Permanente Drug Encyclopedia (
Nurse Review (

Last Editorial Review: 7/14/2009

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