What is Hives?

Hives are the bodies reaction to an allergy or another cause. Symptoms include red, itchy bumps, skin inflammation, and welts.

Treatment for hives includes taking medications. A common drug class used to treat hives is the antihistamines drug class.

Savings Tips for Hives

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    June 13, 2014

    When the sun finally comes out and the weather starts to change, you can tell that summer is nearby. It’s a great time to spend more time outside, but you may be more prone to summertime illnesses and injuries like allergies, insect bites, sunburns, rashes, cuts and scrapes, dehydration, and asthma. Here are some things to watch out for:


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  • Medicine Cabinet 101

    June 20, 2012

    To avoid the 1 AM trip to the pharmacy you need to be well stocked at home. Headaches, pain, hives, fever, or an itchy rash may be easily remedied with over-the-counter meds. Here are ten things you and your family will face, so be ready:

    1. Aches and pains: Toothache, pain from ankle sprain, tension headache

    What works? The over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) include ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin and AleveSee More

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Popular Hives Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Antihistamines 119 See Prices
Antihistamines 11 See Prices
Antihistamines N/A See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Hives Drug Classes

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