There’re plenty of allergy symptom relief drugs available over the counter. Some people can get relieved from OTC drugs. But some people should be very cautious in taking allergy medicines, and should better discuss with doctors before taking so, including if:
- You’re pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have a chronic health condition, such as diabetes, glaucoma, osteoporosis or high blood pressure.
- You’re taking other medications, including herbal supplements.
- You’re treating allergies in a child. Children need different doses of medication or different medications from adults.
- You’re treating allergies in an older adult. Some allergy medications can cause confusion, urinary tract symptoms or other side effects in older adults.
- You’re already taking an allergy medication that isn’t working. Bring the medication with you in its original bottle or package when you see your doctor.