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Compare Zyrtec® to Other Over the Counter Allergy Medicines

See how ZYRTEC® is different than other OTC medicines. ZYRTEC® works fast1 and stays strong day after day on both indoor and outdoor allergy symptoms.2

Learn about the differences between ZYRTEC® and some other allergy medicine brands, such as XYZAL®, Claritin®, Allegra®, Flonase®, Nasacort® and ClariSpray®.3

Select 3 Products
Zyrtec Allergy 24 Hour Tablets
1 2 3 4 5
cetirizine hydrochloride
Flonase Nasal Allergy Spray
Flonase®
fluticasone propionate
Claritin®
loratadine
      BENEFITS
Starts working at hour 1 on the first day you take it²
Yes
No
No
Allergy app with daily Allergy Impact
Yes
No
No
Relieves itchy, watery eyes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Relieves sneezing, runny nose and itchy nose
Yes
Yes
Yes
Relieves itchy throat
Yes
No
Yes
Relieves nasal congestion
No
Yes
No
Non-drowsy
No
Yes
Yes
24-hour relief
Yes
Yes
Yes
Liquid gel form
Yes
No
Yes
Tablet form
Yes
No
Yes
Dissolving tablet form
Yes
No
Yes
Nasal spray form
No
Yes
No

Why Choose ZYRTEC®?

ZYRTEC® relieves indoor and outdoor allergies in a variety of forms to provide 24-hour relief from:

  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Itching of the nose or throat

Find the Best Allergy Medicine for You

Select an option below to see one-to-one allergy medicine comparison charts and understand the differences between allergy medicine brands to determine which allergy medicine might be the best for you.

ZYRTEC® vs. Claritin®
ZYRTEC® vs. Allegra®
ZYRTEC® vs. XYZAL®
ZYRTEC® vs. Flonase®
ZYRTEC® vs. Nasacort®
ZYRTEC® vs. ClariSpray®

1 ZYRTEC® starts working at hour 1 based on the first dose on the first day of a 2-day study in two pollen chamber studies.
2 Relieves sneezing, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, and itching of the nose or throat.
3 Third-party trademarks used herein are trademarks of their respective owners.