With my severe allergies, as many of my reviews on Viewpoints can attest to. I have tried pretty much every allergy medication on the market. Price is my main motivator and then results. Alavert D-12 is one of the medicines in my rotation. It is easy to take because it dissolves, but also light on the wallet. However like Claritin, it does not always work for me, and I do rotate it in every few seasons. What I really like about Alavert, is the extra decongestant. Some years my nose is more affected by the pollen count than others, and those years are the years I reach for Alavert as my daily allergy medication. It is important that I can take one dose and not have to redose in a few hours since I cannot always remember when I took my medication last. So now with Alavert I know I will have allergy protection all day long. Some days I may need an extra painkiller for pressure headaches, but I will still be able to breathe clearly.