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REACTINE® Extra Strength

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Submission Date: 
1 year and 4 weeks ago

Great

What is your skin type?: 
Sinus congestion
Review Questions: 
Allergic Reactions: Seasonal
How Often: Daily
How Long: Under 1 year
Gender: Male
Province: Quebec
Age: 18-24
Review Text: 
I took the Canadian version of Zyrtec “reactine” for a little over two months beacuase pollen season was very bad this year and I have abit of trouble breathing. 36 hours after I stopped taking it my body started to extremely itch all over knowing I don’t have any itch or hive allergies I googled reactine itchy withdrawal and came across thousands of complaints about this same problem. This itch is so unbearable I could understand why people start using the drug again. It is actually the drug it’s self that causes these symptoms. Sense this is a otc drug I could never imagine the withdrawal it would take to get off of it. I have only been on it for about 3 months and I can barley take the itching I can only imagine people who have been taking for years what they must go threw. I am on day 7 without taking Zyrtec “reactine” and the itching has not gone away at all. This withdrawal can honestly ruin people’s lives this drug must be tooken off the market before does more harm then good. PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG! Find another way to deal with your allergies because getting off of this stuff is close to impossible!
Nickname: 
Alexgorsky
Location: 
Montreal
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Response from Johnson and Johnson, Reactine, Consumer Service 1 year 4 weeks ago
We're so sorry to hear about your experience! We'd like to learn more and see how we can help. Please give us a call at 1-800-661-4659 from 9AM - 5:30PM ET, Monday through Friday. Thank you!
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1 2 3 4 5
Submission Date: 
5 months and 1 week ago

Do not take! Withdrawals are unbearable

What is your skin type?: 
Sinus congestion
Review Questions: 
Allergic Reactions: Year-round
How Often: 3-5 times a week
How Long: Under 1 year
Gender: Female
Province: British Columbia
Age: 18-24
Review Text: 
I only took a total of ten of these pills over about 2 and a half weeks and they did not work for my post nasal drip so I decided to stop. Now I've been covered in hives/had full body itching for over a week as these cause withdrawal symptoms which are not listed on the package! The itching is unbearable and the only way to make it better is by taking another pill but I will never touch another ever!
Nickname: 
Xtremeitch
Location: 
Kelowna
Client Responses: 
Response from Johnson and Johnson, Reactine, Consumer Care 5 months 1 week ago
Thanks for letting us know about this. We wouldn't expect this from our product and we'd like to hear more about your experience. When you get a chance, please call us at 1-877-322-8463, M-F 9am to 5:30pm ET. We hope to speak with you soon!
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1 2 3 4 5
Submission Date: 
1 year and 4 months ago

Works for more than just seasonal allergies

What is your skin type?: 
Hives
Review Questions: 
Allergic Reactions: Year-round
How Often: Daily
How Long: 1-5 years
Gender: Female
Province: Alberta
Age: 55-65
Review Text: 
I have a rare disease called mastocytosis that causes the mast cells in my body to produce too much histamine. Reactine is one of the many daily medicine I must take for the rest of my life. The disease I have presents itself in anaphylactic episodes so Reactine is a huge part of keeping my histamine levels down. The only reason I gave an average rating for 24 hour relief is because of the disease I have. Some days I need to take higher doses of Reactine...under a drs order of course and for certain triggers like exercise....I take an extra Reactine before exercising. Reactine is an important tool in keeping me as healthy as possible.
Nickname: 
Lacey59
Location: 
Edmonton
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Response from Johnson and Johnson, Reactine, Consumer Service 1 year 4 months ago
Thanks for taking the time to write this review! When you have a moment, we'd love to hear more about this. Please give us a call at 1-877-322-8463 between 9am and 5:30pm ET, Monday-Friday. We hope to hear from you soon.
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1 2 3 4 5
Submission Date: 
1 year and 2 months ago

LIFE CHANGING

What is your skin type?: 
Hives
Review Questions: 
Allergic Reactions: Seasonal
How Often: Daily
How Long: Under 1 year
Gender: Male
Province: Alberta
Age: 25-34
Review Text: 
I don't usually write reviews on products but Reactine has had such a positive impact on my quality of life that I had to write something. I have suffered from hay fever most of my life. I tried everything from nasal sprays to allergen immunotherapy, non of which were effective. My pollen related allergies (grasses, trees, weeds) usually start in April and last until August. During past allergy seasons I would be forced to stay inside during high pollen counts and when I did go out to enjoy some outdoor activities I would end up itching, sneezing, and with horrible nasal congestion and I would also end up awake all night with these same symptoms. This allergy season I have been taking Reactine everyday and it has seriously changed my life. I can go out and enjoy the great outdoors symptom-free. Taking Reactine will definitely be a daily routine during allergy season for the rest of my life!
Nickname: 
Todd9
Location: 
Calgary, AB
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1 2 3 4 5
Submission Date: 
5 months and 3 weeks ago

I could not live without this.

What is your skin type?: 
Itchy watery eyes
Review Questions: 
Allergic Reactions: Both
How Often: Daily
How Long: 21-30 years
Gender: Female
Province: Alberta
Age: 55-65
Review Text: 
I have so many allergies, animals and environmental are at the top. I have been taking extra strength Reactine for over 20 years to keep my eczema at bay. In the last 3-4 years my allergies have gotten worse and I need to take 2 pills a day in order to have completely relief and I am fine with that. I react oddly to some medication and I have never had any problems with Reactine. This medication has saved my sanity, I used to take 4-6 showers a day just to try and stop the itching.
Nickname: 
Stella43
Location: 
Edmonton
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Response from Johnson and Johnson, Reactine, Consumer Care 5 months 2 weeks ago
We're so glad to hear how well it's working for you and would like to hear more about your feedback. Please give us a call at 1-877-322-8463, M-F from 9am to 5:30pm ET. Hope to talk to you soon!
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1 2 3 4 5
Submission Date: 
1 year and 6 months ago

i have used this product for over 10 yeasr

What is your skin type?: 
Hives
Review Questions: 
Allergic Reactions: Year-round
How Often: Daily
How Long: 11-20 years
Gender: Female
Province: Ontario
Age: 55-65
Review Text: 
i find that this product is going up in price all the time and there is no coupon anymore .After all these years it works just as good then when i first started tacking them but the price is not my cup of tea it would be nice to recieve a coupon or discount because i take other medications that are not covered so i have to pay for them every month and i buy the 30 because they last the month anyway it is a great product that i would recomend to anyone with alergies thank you for your time
Nickname: 
darbois56
Location: 
North Bay
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1 2 3 4 5
Submission Date: 
5 months and 3 weeks ago

Works well!

What is your skin type?: 
Itchy watery eyes
Review Questions: 
Allergic Reactions: Both
How Often: 1-2 times a week
Gender: Female
Province: Alberta
Age: 45-54
Review Text: 
I have extremely sensitive and dry skin due to sarcoidosis and diabetes. I use the non-drowsy extra-strength a few times a week, when my creams don't seem to be working for me. It works in 20 minutes. The only problem I have is the non-drowsy makes me drowsy. I get a great sleep the nights I take it but am groggy the next day as well. I would rather be groggy than itchy though.
Nickname: 
mbjewel
Location: 
Calgary
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Response from Johnson and Johnson, Reactine, Consumer Care 5 months 3 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing your feedback! We'd like to hear more about how our product worked for you. Please give us a call at 1-877-322-8463, M-F 9am to 5:30pm ET. We hope to speak with you soon!
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Rating: 
1 2 3 4 5
Submission Date: 
3 years and 4 months ago

Great

Review Text: 
Great product gives temporary relief during allergy season
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Eduk8
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