Allergy medications are used to reduce the symptoms of runny nose, sneezing and itchy, watery eyes, and itchy rashes / hives associated with allergies. Brand names include Benadryl, Claritin, Alavert and Zyrtec. Generics for each of these brand names are Diphenhydramine (Benadryl), Loratadine (Claritin & Alavert) and Cetirizine (Zyrtec),

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As with all medications, please carefully read the package insert for more specific information regarding active ingredients, usage instructions, potential side effects and interactions with other medications. If you have any concerns regarding usage, please contact one of our triage nurses at (303) 699-6200, option #2.

Dosages for some of the more common over the counter allergy medications are shown below:

* CAUTION: We recommend that you use the dropper or dosage cup that comes with your medicine to avoid overdosage. Dosage recommendations on bottles may vary from the recommendation on these pages. We would like you to use our recommended dosages unless your health care provider has given you a different dosage. Aspirin should not be given to your child.

Disclaimer:  If you are not a patient of Advanced Pediatric Associates, we recommend that you consult with your own physician regarding health concerns. This information is provided as a guide to our patients, but in no way replaces the advice given by our staff. Occasionally, advice given by our providers or nurse line may vary slightly from that offered by Pediatric Web and its contributors. If you are unsure of any issue regarding your child's health, please call our Patient Care Line at (303) 699-6200. 

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