When I have a stuffy nose or cold, I like to get rid of it. Also, I'd like to be able to continue about my day, especially if I still have to go to work. Therefore, medicines that make me drowsy make me sad. I don't like to fall asleep at work when I am in charge of children.
Actifed doesn't make me sleepy, though it does knock my mom out. It works different on everybody. This products works well on me when I know I am having a lot of allergy issues such as itchy/watery eyes, runny nose, or a sinus pressure headache. Actifed works, but it does take awhile sometimes. I have never experienced an upset stomach from it or drowsiness, so it doesn't really interfere with how I go about my day.
There are many generic versions of this medicine, and I must admit that I don't think they work quite as well as the true Actifed pills. The price may be a bit steep for some, but Walgreens, CVS, and other drugstores usually have coupons that can be used. Plus, it's not like they expire quickly.