Wondering if anyone has any knowledge of what current drugs are out there (prescription or over the counter) that are good for people who are allergic to cats.
Seems to me I recall seeing a commercial recently, but I can't remember what the drug was!
TIA
Bonnie
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The "cat mold tree pollen" marries the "dust grass" commercial? I think that's for Zyrtec. The best person to ask is your allergist of course, who can prescribe something effective that is right for you (and how the allergy manifests itself). I take several asthma medications as well as an antihistamine and nasal spray. I am allergic to many more things than cats as well - most people with allergies are.
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Wondering if anyone has any knowledge of what current drugs are out there (prescription or over the counter) that are good for people who are allergic to cats.

My son was allergic to more than cats, and he'd get a prescription that worked, but it would seem that after a year or two, it wasn't as effective and the doc would switch. The current one is Zyrtec, which works well. He started with Allegra as a kid, went to Claritin after that. But you know what? The biggest difference I saw was when I got especially diligent about vacuuming, bought a HEPA vaccum and two HEPA filters.
Sherry
Wondering if anyone has any knowledge of what current drugs are out there (prescription or over the counter) that are ... cats. Seems to me I recall seeing a commercial recently, but I can't remember what the drug was! TIA Bonnie

I seem to remember a Zyrtek commercial where they said it was for all types of allergies, including pet dander. I take Claritin OTC, but only for general/hayfever allergies. My b/f has pretty good results with a non-addictive OTC nasal spray called NasalCrom.

Rene
The "cat mold tree pollen" marries the "dust grass" commercial? Ithink that's for Zyrtec.

I hate Zyrtec, it is too strong! I like Claritan. Over-the-counter, works on cats, dust and mold. You can use it when you need it and you don't have to use it every day.
Wondering if anyone has any knowledge of what current drugs ... counter) that are good for peoplewho are allergic to cats.

My son was allergic to more than cats, and he'd get a prescriptionthat worked, but it would seem that after ... biggest difference I saw was when I got especially diligent about vacuuming,bought a HEPA vaccum and two HEPA filters. Sherry

Amen to HEPAS!
Wondering if anyone has any knowledge of what current drugs are out there (prescription or over the counter) that are ... cats. Seems to me I recall seeing a commercial recently, but I can't remember what the drug was! TIA Bonnie

Claritin works very well for me. This may or may not be available in your country.
The advice of my doctor was this: To be most effective, it should be taken daily rather than upon occurance of the symptoms.

His other advice was to get rid of the cats and clean the house up from top to bottom. This isn't an option, getting rid of the cats. I don't consider the other suggestion of cleaning the house optional either... I don't like dirt! Clean yes, dirt no!

"Its the bugs that keep it running."
-Joe Canuck
Thanks for all of your suggestions. For those of you who mentioned various products (clariton, zyrteck, etc), do you experience side-effects like jittery-ness, etc.?
FYI -this is not for me, but for my son who has a terrible time whenever he comes over (which is not that often, needless to say). He'd like to be able to come over for Thanksgiving and not suffer.

Bonnie
think I hate Zyrtec, it is too strong! I like ... it and you don't have to use it every day.

Thanks for all of your suggestions. For those of you who mentioned various products (clariton, zyrteck, etc), do you experience ... not that often, needless to say). He'd like to be able to come over for Thanksgiving and not suffer. Bonnie

I take zyrtec for something other than allergies, and it has never given any noticable side effects. Some people say it makes them drowsy, but I've never noticed it.
Karen
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