Antihistamines are used in the treatment of allergic reactions, colds, hay fever, hives, and insect bites and stings.
Patients with intermittent symptoms are often treated adequately with oral antihistamines, decongestants, or both as needed.
Insurance plans negotiate lower medication prices with suppliers.
Prices shown here are out of pocket, non-negotiated rates.
Some do not appear to produce clinically significant sedation at usual doses, while others have a low rate of sedation.
All are efficacious in controlling symptoms of allergic rhinitis (ie, sneezing, rhinorrhea, itching) but do not significantly improve nasal congestion.