May 6, 2008 4:08 PM

Carl Edwards -- “Clear to Drive(sm)” with No. 99 CLARITIN ® Ford Fusion in Darlington, SC

CONCORD, N.C. (May 6, 2008) – This weekend at Darlington Raceway, Carl Edwards’ No. 99 Ford Fusion will carry the colors of CLARITIN ® a non-drowsy allergy medicine. Edwards debuted the CLARITIN ® paint scheme on March 30 in Martinsville, VA where he brought home a ninth-place finish, the best of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career at that speedway.

Edwards, who suffers from allergies, teamed up with CLARITIN® for the "Clear to Drive(sm)" campaign to raise awareness of drowsy driving. Edwards offers tips for preventing this growing problem, such as making sure people know how important it is to check medicine labels for warnings about drowsiness before they get behind the wheel.

“As someone who drives racecars for a living, driver safety is an issue that’s important to me, and that’s why I’m participating in the “Clear to Drive(sm)” campaign,” said Edwards. “When I'm driving at 180 miles per hour, I can't risk taking a medicine that makes me drowsy. I choose CLARITIN® because it gives me powerful, non-drowsy relief from my worst allergy symptoms.”

For more tips on safe driving and additional information about the "Clear to Drive(sm)" campaign, visit


All CLARITIN® brand products are available without a prescription, including: CLARITIN® Tablets, a once-daily full prescription strength, non-drowsy formulation; CLARITIN®RediTabs® Tablets, a novel once-daily formulation in a quickly dissolving tablet for ages 6 and older; CLARITIN-D®24-hour and 12-hour Extended Release Tablets, with the decongestant pseudoephedrine now located behind the counter; CHILDREN’S CLARITIN® Syrup, a liquid formulation for children ages 2 and older in grape and fruit flavors; CHILDREN’S CLARITIN®Grape Chewables, a chewable tablet for children ages 2 and older; and CLARITIN Hives Relief® tablets.

CLARITIN® is the No. 1 physician-recommended and pediatrician-recommended over-the-counter antihistamine brand for allergic rhinitis. The CLARITIN® Rx-to-OTC switch in 2002 was the largest switch ever—and the first and only for a non-sedating antihistamine. For more information on allergies and treatment, visit

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