The last couple of weeks have been horrible for my daughter! We have her on a daily dose of Claritin. She is 2 1/2 years old and takes 1/2 a 10 mg adult pill every morning when she wakes up. It is the disolvable one so it is easy to get it in her and no fussing! We have also not noticed any unpleasant side effects!
We have tried MANY other ones including prescription but this one is one of our last resorts due to her being allergic to many of the ingredients in most of them. (she has a very rare disease that makes it harder)
One thing I did learn with the Zyrtec and Benedryl was to give both of them at night. Zyrtec was suppose to be non-drowsy but it seems to make her extremely tired- of course again that could be because she was allergic to it?!?!?
We also avoid anything with Red 40 or Yellow dyes in them since she is allergic to those. But studies have been showing that the Red may cause hyperactivity and increased sensitivities to it. Just a FYI incase you watch those things!
Also, it might take a week or so to notice any improvements. Be patient with any med you give and of course watch for any adverse reactions. Talk it over with his pediatrician so you know you are giving him the correct dosage for his size.
Good luck finding something you are comfortable giving him. Make sure you do your research once you are prescribed it and know what to look for if there is any problems! I sure hope you find something to make him- and you- feel better!
Blessings to you and yours!