Second generation antihistamines include cetirizine hydrochloride (Zyrtec), loratadine (Claritin, Claratyne), fexofenadine hydrochloride (Allegra, Telfast), and desloratadine (Claramax, Clarinex).
Confusingly, these are sometimes also referred to as third generation antihistamines.
Millions of consumers casually take these medications today, but nonsedating antihistamines had a bumpy start.
Some of us have heard the news that 2015 is shaping up to be maybe the worst allergy season ever.
If you have seasonal allergies, how can you be sure you’re on the right med? You’re probably most aware of a drug class called antihistamines.
Treatment of the symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) and chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) or hives.
Telfast® is an effective, long-lasting and non-sedating prescription antihistamine that can be taken once or twice daily (depending on dosage and indication) for the treatment of seasonal allergy (hay fever) and hives (chronic idiopathic urticaria).