WHIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Claritin®, the No. 1 selling non-drowsy allergy brand, was featured on NBC’s “TODAY" show as the No. 1 Pharmacist Recommended Antihistamine (Allergy), as part of an annual compilation of pharmacist-recommended, over-the-counter products. The annual list is produced by Pharmacy Times® in collaboration with U.S News & World Report to keep buyers well informed about the brands.
“We are proud to be recognized as the No. 1 recommended oral antihistamine for adults from Pharmacy Times® and U.S. News & World Report. It’s an honor to receive the trust and validation from valued healthcare professionals such as pharmacists across the country,” says Andre Schmidt, Vice President, US Medical Affairs, Consumer Health Division. “Claritin provides a family of products that offer powerful non-drowsy relief from allergies so people can enjoy the great outdoors.”
During the “TODAY” show segment, NBC News Medical Contributor Natalie Azar, M.D., spoke about Claritin being the top pharmacist recommended oral allergy antihistamine saying, “antihistamines for adults, their choice was Claritin. Claritin is what’s called a second-generation antihistamine.”
An estimated 75 million individuals and 10-20 percent of adults suffer from allergies each year in the United States. For those allergy sufferers, Claritin offers effective, non-drowsy, 24-hour indoor and outdoor allergy relief. Claritin provides relief against sneezing, itchy/watery eyes, itchy throat, and runny nose, that can be triggered by hundreds of different allergens, via hindering the allergic cascade.
The collaboration with Pharmacy Times® and U.S. News & World Report was created in 2012 to showcase pharmacists’ insights and recommendations on products that were awarded a “No. 1 Pharmacist Recommended Brand.”