Eli5 Allergy meds

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Eli5: allergy meds: why do some work better than others, and for certain people? Can you grow a tolerance/ immunity to the effects of certain allergies medications?

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I’m not sure why but yes, it’s fortunate there are several to choose from because some work better on an individual basis. And yes I have heard in practice of (again individual) experiences of years of use seemingly having waning effect and then switching again seems to help

Regarding otc meds in particular the general rule is the more fat soluble the more effective, such as diphenhydramine being more efficacious than some others, however due to this reason they’re more likely to cross the blood brain barrier and induce side effects such as sedation

Anonymous 0 Comments

I’m not sure why but yes, it’s fortunate there are several to choose from because some work better on an individual basis. And yes I have heard in practice of (again individual) experiences of years of use seemingly having waning effect and then switching again seems to help

Regarding otc meds in particular the general rule is the more fat soluble the more effective, such as diphenhydramine being more efficacious than some others, however due to this reason they’re more likely to cross the blood brain barrier and induce side effects such as sedation

Anonymous 0 Comments

I’m not sure why but yes, it’s fortunate there are several to choose from because some work better on an individual basis. And yes I have heard in practice of (again individual) experiences of years of use seemingly having waning effect and then switching again seems to help

Regarding otc meds in particular the general rule is the more fat soluble the more effective, such as diphenhydramine being more efficacious than some others, however due to this reason they’re more likely to cross the blood brain barrier and induce side effects such as sedation

Anonymous 0 Comments

Some meds just plain don’t work for anyone.

Decongestant pills with phenylephrine as the active ingredient are basically placebos, research has shown it’s pretty much worthless taken orally. As a nose spray it works ok.Doesn’t stop companies from marketing it though.

Pseudoephedrine works well as a decongestant for many people, but the side effects vary greatly. Some peiple it makes anxious and wired. Others it makes tired. And of course since it theoretically could be used to make meth, it’s restricted. fuck all those allergy sufferers.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Some meds just plain don’t work for anyone.

Decongestant pills with phenylephrine as the active ingredient are basically placebos, research has shown it’s pretty much worthless taken orally. As a nose spray it works ok.Doesn’t stop companies from marketing it though.

Pseudoephedrine works well as a decongestant for many people, but the side effects vary greatly. Some peiple it makes anxious and wired. Others it makes tired. And of course since it theoretically could be used to make meth, it’s restricted. fuck all those allergy sufferers.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Some meds just plain don’t work for anyone.

Decongestant pills with phenylephrine as the active ingredient are basically placebos, research has shown it’s pretty much worthless taken orally. As a nose spray it works ok.Doesn’t stop companies from marketing it though.

Pseudoephedrine works well as a decongestant for many people, but the side effects vary greatly. Some peiple it makes anxious and wired. Others it makes tired. And of course since it theoretically could be used to make meth, it’s restricted. fuck all those allergy sufferers.