I try not to put anything in my body except Baconators and frostys. I very rarely take any allergy meds but when I do, Claritin is the only one that works for me. One pill will clear me up for about 5 days. All the other medications I tried close my ear canals and I can’t hear or pressurize my ears. The only side effect I have with Claritin is it dries me out and makes me extremely thirsty all day. My wife on the other hand, pops the Claitin like their M&M’s. It pisses me off is when I really need one we are out. Just like cheesecake! After almost running my van off the road in a fit of sneezing, I just picked up another bottle of this life-saving miracle drug.