Is There A Comparable Drug To Singulair?


Asked by joyce

Is There A Comparable Drug To Singulair?

I was taking singular for allergies and can no longer afford it because of no insurance.



Another over the counter antihistamine is Claritin/Loratidine, which is not supposed to make you sleepy. However, Zyrtec does not commonly cause drowsiness either, so the fact that you are experiencing that side effect may mean you are more susceptible. Still, the Claritin is probably worth a try. You might also try an antihistamine nasal spray and/or a nasal saline rinse, like the Netti Pot.

Before using antihistamines, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:

  • breathing problems (e.g., asthma, emphysema)

  • a certain eye problem (glaucoma)

  • heart problems

  • high blood pressure

  • liver disease

  • seizures

  • stomach problems (e.g., ulcers, blockage)

  • overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)

  • urination problems (e.g., trouble urinating due to enlarged prostate, urinary retention)

To your health,


Here is more information on common over-the-counter antihistamines:

3 Reasons to Choose OTC Antihistamines Over OTC Decongestants to Treat Your Allergy Symptoms

Antihistamine Oral Uses and How to Use

Nasal Decongestants and Antihistamines Oral Precautions and Side Effects

You should know: The answer above provides general health information that is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment recommendations from a qualified healthcare professional.