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.*
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®.
|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
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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.
From living with allergies to knowing how to treat them, FLONASE® has the information you need to lead a life not limited by allergies.