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FDA: Allegra to be sold over the counter

The allergy medicine, Allegra is shown in this promotional photo. (Photo courtesy of Chattem, Inc.)

January 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Allegra is joining the growing list of allergy medications now available over the counter.

This week, the FDA approved the sale of Allegra without a prescription.

Allergy specialists say patients should always consult a doctor before taking any kind of allergy medication.

Allegra will be available in stores starting early March.