First Time User? Enroll now.
Notice of Data Security Incident
COVID-19: Vaccine information and additional resources | Medicaid: The program is changing and you must take steps to keep your UNC Health providers
Home > Health Library > Antihistamines
Antihistamines are medicines that may relieve allergy symptoms and itching. Many are available without a prescription. Nondrowsy antihistamines include fexofenadine (Allegra) and loratadine (Claritin). Antihistamines like diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton) can make you feel sleepy and cause other side effects. They may not be safe for young children or people who have certain health problems.
Current as of: February 10, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2021 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.