I like the Equate allergy brand in very early spring and at other times when my allergies are acting up a little but not overwhelming. It's a very good product for those times. However, for times when environmental allergies are really a problem, like when the pollen is really bad, it doesn't work as well. Effectiveness Like I said before, this is a very effective product for me when my allergies aren't acting up too much. It doesn't really cause drowsiness at all, which is great because I can take it during the day without any problems. I would use something stronger, though, if you have bad allergies. Ease of Use The pills are small and easy to swallow. They're also quite inexpensive considering how well they work. Immediacy I try to take these as soon as I wake up in the morning before I even go out and get exposed to any kind of allergens. By the time I take it, get ready for the day, and then leave the house, the medication is working and I don't even notice I have allergies.