Cetirizine Hayfever and Allergy Symptom Relief Tablets are Anti-Histamine drugs generally used to treat allergic symptoms due to Hayfever and other airborne allergies such as house dust mite and pet allergies. Allergens like pollen, pet fur, house dust or insect bites may lead to an excess of a chemical called Histamine in the body. This chemical in the human body can cause various allergic symptoms such as skin rashes, watery eyes sneezing and blocked nose. It is advisable to swallow these tablets with water.
Always take Cetirizine 10mg tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor if you are not sure. Tablets need to be swallowed with a glass of liquid.
Children aged 6 to 12 years: the recommended dose is 5mg twice daily as half a tablet twice a day.
Adults and children aged 12 years and over: the recommended dose is 10mg once daily as one tablet.
Patients with moderate to severe renal impairment: The recommended dose is 5mg once a day as half a tablet.
This medicine should be used when you need to relieve the symptoms of Hayfever (e.g. sneezing, runny and itchy nose and eye irritation) and other allergies such as pet and dust allergies. It can also be used to treat raised, red itchy skin (symptoms of urticaria, which is often known as hives or nettle rash). Always handle the tablets carefully with dry hands only. Check the foil is not broken before use.
Cetirizine treats hay fever by working to block the body's natural histamines that are produced when an allergic reaction, such as hay fever, occurs. When takin cetirizine hay fever tablets, you should feel better after an hour of taking the tablets.
Do not take Cetirizine if you have severe kidney disease, if you are known to be allergic to the active substance of Cetirizine or any of the other ingredients in the patient information leaflet.
You do not require a prescription to order this product, however you will be asked to fill out some questions before purchase, to give our pharmacists the required information when finding out if this product is suited to your needs.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine. Cetirizine 10mg tablets should be avoided in pregnant women. Accidental use of the drug by a pregnant woman should not produce any harmful effects on the foetus. Nevertheless, the medicine should only be administered if necessary and after medical advice. Cetirizine passes into breast milk. Therefore, you should not take Cetirizine during breastfeeding unless you have contacted your doctor.
Most people will not have problems, but some may get some. If you get any of these serious side effects, stop taking the tablets. See a doctor at once: Difficulty in breathing, swelling of the face, neck, tongue or throat (severe allergic reactions) These other effects are less serious. If they bother you talk to a pharmacist: other allergic reactions such as skin rash feeling drowsy, dizzy or exhausted, headaches, difficulty sleeping, feeling sick, dry mouth, stomach pain, increased appetite fast or irregular heart rate, palpitations, hair loss, changes in the way your liver works – this may show up in a blood test. For children of 2 to 11 years of age headaches, feeling exhausted or nervous were more common. You are only able to purchase one of these products at a time, adding two to the basket will cause a problem at checkout.
Always read the information leaflet before use.