What are BecoAllergy Cetirizine 10mg Tablets?
BecoAllergy Tablets are antihistamine tablets that are designed to reduce the effects of hay fever. Alongside hay fever, these tablets are also suitable for people who are suffering the effects of other allergies, such as pet allergies, dust allergies, and skin allergies.
The active ingredient in BecoAllergy is cetirizine hydrochloride.
What causes an allergy?
An allergy is caused when the body thinks that it has come into contact with harmful substances and produces histamines. Histamine is produced by the immune system and the central cause of many of the associated effects of an allergic reaction. Histamine regulates a number of areas in the body, including the brain. This is why many of the symptoms of an allergy as the same as other infections, such as the flu.
How often do I need to take these tablets?
Because these tablets are 10mg you should only take one tablet a day.
Are BecoAllergy Cetirizine 10mg Tablets suitable for children?
Yes, BecoAllergy Tablets are suitable for children aged 6 and over. When it comes to dosage, give 6-11-year-olds half a tablet twice a day, and 12+ take the same as adults, one full tablet a day.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, can you take hay fever tablets?
You should not take these hay fever tablets if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What are the potential side effects?
There are numerous potential side effects when taking cetirizine hydrochloride. These include:
- Headaches or dizziness
- Dry mouth
- A sore throat
- Upset stomach
- A runny nose
If you suffer any side effect for a long period of time, then you should contact your doctor immediately. You can also report any side effect that you notice using the MHRA's Yellow Card Scheme. For more information, see the Yellow Card website.
Why do I need to answer medical questions when buying these hay fever tablets?
By law, when buying certain types of medication, you will need to answer some questions about your situation and what you need the medication for. When you answer the questions, it lets our pharmacist look and see that you are intending to use the tablets correctly.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U 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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