What are BecoAllergy tablets?
BecoAllergy tablets are antihistamine tablets used to ease your hay fever or allergy symptoms. If you suffer from hay fever symptoms during pollen season or can’t go over to your friend’s houses for fear of reacting to their pets fur, this product could be the ideal treatment for you. BecoAllergy can be taken by adults and children over 6, making it perfect for all the family when the allergies are lurking.
What causes my hay fever and other allergies?
Allergies happen when you’re sensitive to something, like dust mites, pet fur, or mould spores. Hay fever is a type of allergy caused by a sensitivity to pollen, which is created by plants and released into the air where you can come into contact with it easily. When your body is responding to an allergen it releases something called histamine, which tells different parts of your body to get it out of your system, causing uncomfortable allergy symptoms.
How will the cetirizine in BecoAllergy tablets help to relieve my allergy symptoms?
BecoAllergy tablets contain 10mg of cetirizine, an antihistamine that can be used to relieve allergy symptoms. It works by blocking the histamine in your system so it can’t cause your allergy symptoms, effectively easing and preventing them all in one. In this way, these tablets can ease itching, sneezing, a blocked or runny nose, and more, quickly and simply.
Can I take these tablets if I’m pregnant?
BecoAllergy tablets are not suitable to use during pregnancy or while you’re breastfeeding. If you’re worried about your allergy symptoms during your pregnancy you should ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend a suitable treatment for you. They may recommend a nasal spray or some eye drops, which are typically safer to use during pregnancy and can relieve symptoms like itchy eyes and a blocked nose.
Can I drive after taking this antihistamine?
Cetirizine usually won’t make you drowsy, so you will normally be able to drive while taking these antihistamine tablets. However, drowsiness and dizziness are listed as side effects of this medication, so there is a possibility that you may experience them. If you get these or any other symptoms that could affect your attention, do not attempt to drive or use any other tools or machinery until the symptoms have passed and you’re sure you’re safe to do so.
Can I take these tablets with my regular medication?
BecoAllergy tablets usually won’t interact with any other medications, so you’ll be able to take your regular medication with this product, no problem. However, if you’re ever unsure, we’d recommend double-checking with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure that you can take your medications together. This especially applies if you are taking any other antihistamines, as you’ll usually only need to take one and shouldn’t take 2 types together unless your doctor or pharmacist tells you to.
How to take these tablets
Swallow each tablet with a sip of water or another cool drink. Do not take more than the dose recommended by the manufacturer. The number of tablets you should take in a day will depend on your age:
- Adults and children over 12: Take 1 tablet once a day
- Children aged 6 - 12 years: Take half a tablet twice a day for a total of one tablet within 24 hours
When should this product not be used?
BecoAllergy tablets are not suitable for use in children under the age of 6. Do not take this product if you are allergic to cetirizine hydrochloride or any of the other listed ingredients. This product is not suitable for those who have severe kidney problems. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking these tablets if you have:
- Epilepsy, or are at risk of convulsions
- A predisposition to urinary retention, e.g. spinal cord lesions, prostatic hyperplasia
- An intolerance to some sugars, as this product contains lactose
- An appointment for an allergy test
Do BecoAllergy tablets have any side effects?
Like all medications, BecoAllergy tablets can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. If you experience any of the following side effects you should stop use and seek immediate medical assistance:
- Sudden severe allergic reactions, e.g. hives, rash, itching, shortness of breath, wheezing, difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the face, mouth, tongue, throat, or any other part of the body
- Bruising or bleeding more easily than usual
- Convulsions or fits
- Suicidal thoughts
- Abnormal liver function tests
- Rapid heartbeat
- Loss of consciousness
Other common side effects of this medication include:
- Headaches, dizziness
- Drowsiness, tiredness
- Dry mouth, sore throat
- Upset stomach, diarrhoea, feeling sick
- Runny nose
If you experience these or any other side effects, speak to your doctor or pharmacist for advice. For a complete list of potential side effects of this medication please see the patient information leaflet included with your medication. For more information about reporting the side effects of medications, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place. Do not take this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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The active ingredient is: Cetirizine hydrochloride, 10mg per tablet.
The other ingredients are: Lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate, hypromellose (E464), macrogol, titanium dioxide (E171) and polydextrose.
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What is this taken for?
BecoAllergy 10mg Tablets contains cetirizine hydrochloride, which belongs to a group of drugs called antihistamines. These medicines help to relieve the symptoms of some allergies.
This medicine is used to relieve:
Symptoms of hayfever and other allergies such as sneezing, runny nose and burning, itchy eyes symptoms of skin allergies such as rash, itching or urticaria (hives).
Hi, what is the expiry date of this product?
All our products have a minimum 12 months expiry from the date of purchase
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