Your clinician can prescribe a variety of treatments to help control symptoms of seasonal and perennial allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis.
Glucocorticoid nasal sprays
Second-generation steroid nasal sprays include fluticasone propionate (Flonase), mometasone furoate (Nasonex), and ciclesonide (Omnaris). First-generation sprays include budesonide (Rhinocort) and triamcinolone acetonide (Nasacort).
Antihistamine nasal sprays
Nasal antihistamines include olopatadine (Patanase) and azelastine (Astelin, Astepro). Antihistamine-glucocorticoid combination nasal sprays include azelastine-fluticasone (Dymista).
Oral antihistamine medications include loratadine (Claritin), desloratadine (Clarinex), fexofenadine (Allegra), levocetirizine (Xyzal), and cetirizine hydrochloride (Zyrtec).
Antihistamine eye drops
Ophthalmic solutions for allergy eye symptoms (allergic conjunctivitis) include antihistamine eye drops like olopatadine (Pataday), alcaftadine (Lastacaft), azelastine hydrochloride (Optivar), and ketotifen (Alaway, Zaditor).
Other allergy treatments
• Montelukast (Singulair), an oral leukotriene inhibitor
• Eye drops for pain, congestion, and inflammation
Please note: This information is for general reference only. Your clinician will review your symptoms and health history to determine which (if any) treatments are medically appropriate for allergy symptom relief.