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May 05, 2011 10:00 ET

CLARITIN® Partners With HGTV and Designer Sabrina Soto to Help Allergy Sufferers Enjoy Spring -- at Home or in the Garden

HGTV and Soto Share Tips for Creating Beautiful, Functional and Allergy-Friendly Spaces

WHITEHOUSE STATION, NJ--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - Merck Consumer Care, the makers of non-drowsy CLARITIN® allergy medicines, has teamed up with HGTV and design expert Sabrina Soto to help allergy sufferers enjoy spring -- at home or in the garden. A long-time allergy sufferer, Soto is eager to share her ideas for making indoor and outdoor spaces more beautiful, functional and allergy-friendly.

"As a designer for HGTV, I visit all types of homes and gardens where I'm surrounded by allergy triggers like dust, pet dander and pollen," said Soto. "I can't be at my best if I'm sneezing and rubbing my itchy, watery eyes, which is why I choose CLARITIN. It helps me focus on creating a design space that I'm proud of and my clients will love."

This spring, Soto stars in two CLARITIN sponsored home and garden videos that will be featured on HGTV and HGTV.com. The content provides fresh new ways for allergy sufferers to add style and flair, while decreasing allergy triggers in their homes and gardens. Additional tips, photos, quotes and suggestions from HGTV and Soto will be released throughout the season on the CLARITIN Facebook page at www.facebook.com/claritin. The page offers advice for cleaning, designing and de-cluttering around the home, including ways to make spaces more allergy-friendly.

For more information on allergies and non-drowsy treatment options, visit www.Claritin.com.

About CLARITIN®
All CLARITIN® brand products are non-drowsy and available without a prescription. CLARITIN provides powerful allergy relief for 12 or 24 hours and comes in a variety of forms, including: CLARITIN Tablets, CLARITIN® Liqui-Gels®, an easy-to-swallow liquid-filled capsule, and CLARITIN RediTabs® tablets, a quickly dissolving tablet for ages 6 and older.

CLARITIN-D® is available behind-the-counter in 12- or 24-hour extended release tablets and also includes the decongestant pseudoephedrine for powerful nasal congestion relief.

CHILDREN'S CLARITIN® comes in great-tasting Grape Chewables or Syrup forms and provides allergy relief for kids 2 and older.

CLARITIN is the No. 1 physician-recommended and pediatrician-recommended non-drowsy over-the-counter allergy brand. The CLARITIN Rx-to-OTC switch in 2002 was the largest switch ever -- and the first for a non-drowsy antihistamine. For more information on allergies and treatment, visit www.CLARITIN.com

About Merck Consumer Care
Today's Merck is working to help the world be well. Merck Consumer Care is a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. Each day, millions count on one or more of our industry-leading brands that help prevent or treat various common conditions. These include household names such as CLARITIN for allergies, COPPERTONE for sun care, DR. SCHOLL'S for foot care, and many more. Merck. Be well. For more information, visit www.merck.com.

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