FLONASE NASAL SPRAYS VS ZYRTEC®

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TAGS: Flonase Allergy Relief / Flonase Sensimist / Flonase vs. Competitors / Allergy Treatments / Nasal Sprays / Antihistamines

Not all over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medicines are created equal. Single-ingredient oral antihistamines don't relieve nasal congestion, and some, like Zyrtec®, may even cause drowsiness. FLONASE nasal sprays are non-drowsy, anti-inflammatory allergy relief nasal sprays that provide more complete relief* than a single-ingredient antihistamine. Here’s how FLONASE stacks up against oral antihistamines, like Zyrtec®.

FLONASE DOES MORE

Antihistamines only block histamine—just 1 of the many allergic substances your immune system releases when you’re exposed to an allergen.1 However, FLONASE works differently to help block 6 key allergic substances,** including histamine.

NON-DROWSY ALLERGY RELIEF

A known side effect of certain antihistamines like Zyrtec® is drowsiness. This may affect your ability to perform everyday tasks, like driving or operating heavy machinery.2 Not only are FLONASE nasal sprays non-drowsy—they also provide more complete relief than most allergy pills.*

*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.

COMPARE FLONASE AND ZYRTEC® FOR ALLERGY RELIEF

FLONASE Nasal Sprays Single-Ingredient Zyrtec®
Relieves nasal congestion*
Indicated to relieve itchy, watery eyes
Non-drowsy
Relieves itchy nose, runny nose, and sneezing
Available without prescription
Offers more complete relief* than single-ingredient antihistamines
Administered in your nose at the source of your allergies
Please see specific products for full labeling information. Use only as directed.

Click below to learn more about FLONASE nasal sprays and discover which is right for you.

FLONASE PRODUCTS

*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.

Zyrtec® is a registered trademark of McNEIL-PPC, Inc.

Sources:
  1. AAFA. Rhinitis and Sinusitis. http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=18&cont=239. Accessed August 1, 2018.
  2. FDA, Caution: Some Over-the-Counter Medicines May Affect Your Driving, https://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm417426.htm. Accessed August 1, 2018.

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