Equate Allergy Relief is available only at Wal-Mart. This is their brand. It is used for indoor and outdoor allergies. You take one pill every 24 hours and it works the entire time. The package says that is helps with runny nose, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, and itching of the nose or throat. The main active ingredient is Loratadine which is an Antihistamine. It is only for children ages 6 years or older and adults.
One bottle of these is about $10, but I buy it a different way. They always offer two bottles for $13.47. I buy two and then take them home and dump them together. This gives you a four month supply for such a great price. I only have to buy these a few times a year this way and I can take one every night before bed. I used to take them in the morning, but would wake up not feeling my best. I found out taking them at night works better for me personally. These pills are similar to Claritin but at a lot better price. They also are over the counter and do not require any kind of prescription to purchase them.
I have read where some people complain that the bottle is hard to get into the first time. It has a silver covering over the pills that is similar to foil. I simply poke my tweezers into it and pull it off. I have never had any problems getting into this at all. The bottle itself is child proof but it is the kind that you simply push down and turn. It is very easy for an adult to get into to take their pills.
If I run out of pills, I can tell for sure. The next morning I will wake up with my nose itching or my throat hurting. This is one way that I can tell for a fact they are doing the job that they say they will do for me. I have felt so much better since I started taking these every single day. Sometimes I do still have allergy problems of course, but nothing is going to get rid of it all together if you are someone who suffers from this all the time.
I personally see no reason to spend the extra money on the name brand since these are affordable and work just as well. They do not make you sleepy or give me any side effects. I would highly recommend them to any person who suffers from seasonal allergies.