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Home Pharmacy (cont.)

Sneezing, Runny Nose, Watery Eyes

  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is an antihistamine used to treat these the symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes. Its major side effect is drowsiness or sleepiness, so it also is the active ingredient in many OTC sleeping pills. Other nonsedating antihistamines are available for symptom control, including loratadine (Claritin), cetirizine (Zyrtec), and fexofenadine (Allegra).

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