What is Benadryl Fast and Effective Allergy Relief Capsules?
Benadryl is a quick and effective medication which can help to ease symptoms caused by allergies, including hay fever, dust allergies, and pet allergies. These Benadryl capsules contain the chemical acrivastine, which can help to ease allergic conjunctivitis, eczema, and insect bites.
Who are Benadryl Fast And Effective Allergy Relief Capsules suitable for?
Benadryl Fast and Effective Allergy Relief Capsules are suitable for children aged 12 years and over, up to adults aged 65. If you’re suffering from hay fever or another allergy and are looking for a long-lasting solution that will get to work in just 15 minutes, Benadryl could be the perfect product for you.
What is hay fever?
Hay fever is a common allergy that many people suffer from every Spring and Summer. It’s caused by an allergy to pollen produced by certain kinds of plants. When you come into contact with pollen, your body produces a natural substance called histamine, which sends signals around your body that trigger symptoms of an allergic reaction. The most common symptoms of hay fever include:
- Red, itchy, or watery eyes
- Runny or blocked nose
- Itchy nose, ears, mouth, or throat
How will these capsules help to ease my hay fever?
Benadryl Allergy Relief capsules contain the active ingredient acrivastine. Acrivastine is an antihistamine, which means it works to ease your symptoms by blocking the histamine produced in your body when you have an allergic reaction. This helps to prevent irritating allergy symptoms to be tackling them at their source.
Can I take this product while I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should speak to your doctor before taking Benadryl or any other medication. Some medications may not be safe for you or your baby, so always make sure to check with a medical professional.
Will this product make me feel drowsy?
Benadryl Allergy Relief can make you feel drowsy or dizzy when you take it. Do not attempt to drive or use tools or machinery after taking this product until you are sure that you are not affected in this way.
Can I drink alcohol while taking this product?
You should not drink alcohol if you are taking Benadryl or any other antihistamine medication. It can interfere with how your medication works, causing some side effects, such as drowsiness, to become worse.
Can I take these capsules at the same time as other medication?
You should speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you are taking any other medication, as the two may interact. This especially applies to:
- Sedatives or tranquilisers, used for anxiety or sleep disorders
- Ketoconazole, an antifungal medication
- Erythromycin, an antibiotic
Can I drink grapefruit juice while taking this product?
You should not drink grapefruit juice while you are taking Benadryl, as the two can interact. Grapefruit can change how your body digests some medicines, which could result in you receiving a higher dosage than you need and may cause side effects.
How often should you take Benadryl Fast and Effective Allergy Relief Capsules?
For children aged 12 and over and adults, the recommended dosage is one capsule three times a day. Do not take more than the recommended daily dose. If you forget to take one dose, do not take a double dose to make up for it, just take your next dose as usual.
Why do I need to answer some medical questions before buying Benadryl?
You do not need a prescription for Benadryl, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that this product is the best choice for you.
When should this product not be used?
Benadryl is not suitable for use by children under the age of 12 or adults over the age of 65. It is not recommended for people over the age of 65 as there has been no testing with acrivastine with that age group. Do not use this product if you are allergic to acrivastine or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not take this product if you have severe kidney disease. Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you:
- Have kidney problems
- Are taking other medication
- Have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
Does this product have any side effects?
Like all medications, Benadryl can have side effects, although not everybody will experience them. These include:
- Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction, e.g. swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue, or throat, difficulty breathing or swallowing, rash
- Dry mouth
- Sleeping difficulties
If you experience these or any other side effects when taking this medication, then you should stop use and contact your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist immediately.
How to store these capsules
Store in a cool, dry place that is less than 30 degrees C. Store in the original packaging, and do not use after the expiration date on packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children. Do not throw this product away with regular household waste, take any medication that needs to be disposed of to your local pharmacist. This helps to keep you and those around you safe and is good for the environment.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or 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 your doctor.
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
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- The active ingredients in Benadryl Allergy Relief are: 8 mg Acrivastine in each capsule. Other ingredients are: Lactose, sodium starch glycollate, magnesium stearate, gelatin, colouring (E171) and purified water.
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When you're taking a new medication you might not have considered that your favourite fruit could have an affect on your medicine and how it works. If you're a grapefruit lover, you could be surprised to learn that grapefruit can have a huge affect on your everyday medication, and could even trigger some harmful side effects!
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