HOW TO BUY
Claritin-D® combines prescription strength medicine and the best decongestant1 available to help relieve nasal congestion from allergies or cold. Here's what you need to know about buying it:
- You can get Claritin-D® at the pharmacy counter without a prescription in most states.2
- Just ask a pharmacist for assistance.
- If you're in the aisle and you see the Claritin-D® product card, bring it to the pharmacy counter.
- You will need to provide your identification before purchase.
1 Among oral decongestant products
2 Except in Oregon
Why Claritin-D® is behind the pharmacy counter
Pseudoephedrine, which Claritin-D® contains, is an active ingredient that effectively relieves tough nasal congestion. The Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 was signed into law to regulate retail over-the-counter sales of pseudoephedrine. By law, all products containing pseudoephedrine must now be sold behind the pharmacy counter. However, in most states, products containing pseudoephedrine remain available without a prescription.