What are Benadryl Allergy Relief Capsules?
Benadryl Allergy Relief Capsules are a form of treatment that is to be used in order to provide relief for allergies, including hay fever. The active ingredient in the capsules is acrivastine, which is an antihistamine. Antihistamines work by suppressing histamine, a chemical released by the body when coming into contact with an allergic substance.
What is the cause of an allergy?
An allergy is caused by an allergen, which is a substance that the body thinks is a threat. As a result, the immune system triggers a response, which is the release of chemicals, including histamine, to help fight the threat. Unlike a virus, such as a cold or the flu, an allergic substance isn’t actually harmful to the body but the body thinks it is.
Who are these Benadryl Capsules suitable for?
These capsules are suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12-65. They should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the capsules, or if you have severe kidney disease. Speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using if you have kidney problems or are taking any other form of medication.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use these capsules?
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should consult a medical professional for advice before using any form of medication.
How should Benadryl Allergy Relief Capsules be used?
The recommended dosage for these tablets is 1 capsule up to 3 times a day. Take them orally with a glass of water. If symptoms persist or get worse after taking, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U as soon as possible.
Are there any side effects?
Like with many medicines, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects when using these capsules include:
- Swelling in the face
- Difficulty swallowing or breathing
- A rash
- Dry mouth
If you notice any of the side effects listed above, or any other side effect, stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
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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