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ALLERGY RELIEF THAT’S MORE COMPLETE THAN AN ANTIHISTAMINE.

FLONASE® Allergy Relief Nasal Sprays vs Claritin®

When it comes to managing your allergy symptoms, there are many over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to choose from. But how do you know which is right for you? Many OTC allergy medicines, such as Claritin®, are single-ingredient oral antihistamines that do not treat nasal congestion. However, FLONASE® anti-inflammatory allergy nasal sprays work differently to provide more complete relief.*

FLONASE® BLOCKS MORE ALLERGIC SUBSTANCES

For years, the go-to choice for allergy relief was an antihistamine, usually in the form of a pill. But antihistamines only block histamine, which is just 1 of the many allergic substances your immune system releases when you’re exposed to an allergen.1

FLONASE® contains a corticosteroid—a type of medicine that has been approved by the FDA to treat nasal allergy symptoms—which helps block 6 key allergic substances, not just histamine,** providing you with relief from your allergy symptoms.

Here’s a look at how FLONASE® allergy nasal sprays stack up against single-ingredient oral antihistamines like Claritin®.

SEE HOW FLONASE® COMPARES

FLONASE® Allergy Relief Nasal Sprays Single-Ingredient Claritin®
Relieves nasal congestion
Helps block 6 key allergic substances**
Relieves itchy nose, runny nose, and sneezing
Available without a prescription
Indicated to relieve itchy, watery† eyes
Applied directly at the source, in the nose
Please see specific products for full labeling information. Use only as directed.

If you’d like to further explore which FLONASE® product is right for you, take a look at the products below

FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ Allergy Relief

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FLONASE® Allergy Relief

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*vs single-ingredient antihistamines that do not treat nasal congestion.

**Mechanism vs most over-the-counter (OTC) allergy pills. FLONASE® nasal sprays act on multiple inflammatory substances (histamine, prostaglandins, cytokines, tryptases, chemokines, and leukotrienes). The exact number and precise mechanism are unknown.

†FLONASE® SENSIMIST™ is indicated for itchy, watery eyes in adults and children 12 years of age and older. See product pages for full information.

Claritin® is a registered trademark of Bayer.

Sources:

  1. AAFA. Rhinitis and Sinusitis. https://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=18&cont=239. Accessed June 8, 2017.

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