I love to use these equate allergy relief capsules as an alternative to the name brand Benadryl. Sometimes I cannot afford the name brand pills and these seem to work just as well. The only difference is I think these may wear off a little faster. I like to use these when my nose and head are stopped up when I have a cold. It makes it easier for me to breathe. I prefer taking them at nighttime because they do make me sleepy. I also use these for bee stings and wasp stings. I usually get really itchy and swell up when I get stung and taking this medicine always stops the itching really quickly. I would recommend these to other people because they are a great alternative to the name brand pills. Effectiveness I have had good results using this medicine. It always clears my nose up when I have a cold and it makes me stop itching when I am stung by a wasp. Ease of Use These pills are pretty small so they are not hard to swallow at all. Immediacy This medicine usually takes about thirty minutes to really start working for me.