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Q: my son has allergies-symptoms include post nasal drip,congestion, and runny nose. he also takes adderall xr for adhd. what can he take otc for his allergies

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Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro
9/13/11 2:17am

Cindy, There are many over the counter products available these days for allergies, including the big 3: Claritin, Zyrtec and Allegra (and their generic equivalents). I'd ask the pharmacist if they are safe to take with Adderal XR, just to be sure, but I haven't heard that this is an issue.


You don't say how old your son is, but another possibility is to use a nasal rinse, such as a NetiPot. I talk about that and other alternative allergy treatments here.


Hope that helps,


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By cindy, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/13/11, First Published: 09/12/11