Cetirizine Allergy Relief For Children 5mg/5ml Oral Solution - 70ml

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What is Cetirizine Allergy Relief For Children 5mg/5ml Oral Solution? 

This oral solution is effective at relieving allergies in both adults and children, whether you or your child is suffering from hay fever, dust allergies, pet allergies or skin allergies, it gets to work fast. It contains the active ingredient cetirizine hydrochloride which is an antihistamine that helps to relieve allergy symptoms associated with the above conditions, such as sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes and skin rashes.


How to use this product

Always take Cetirizine Allergy Relief For Children 5mg/5ml Oral Solution exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as your doctor / Chemist4U pharmacist has told you.  This medicine is to be taken only by mouth. The measuring spoon provided is double-ended, with the larger spoon holding 5 ml of medicine, and the smaller spoon holding 2.5 ml. Each 5 ml spoonful of solution contains 5 mg cetirizine hydrochloride.


For adults and children aged 12 years and above take two 5 ml spoonfuls once a day. Children aged 6–12 years, take one 5 ml spoonful in the morning and one 5 ml spoonful in the evening.


What is hay fever?

Hay fever refers to an allergy to pollen - in fact, it’s one of the most common allergies in the UK. Pollen particles swarm the air all year round, but it typically worsens when it’s warm, humid and windy between the months of March and September.


It presents symptoms similar to the common cold, however, hay fever can last for weeks and months at a time. If you suffer from asthma, hay fever may trouble you more, so always speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice if you’re struggling. 


You may experience the following symptoms:


  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • A runny or blocked nose
  • Red, watery eyes
  • An itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears
  • Loss of smell
  • Pain in your forehead and temples
  • Headache
  • Earache
  • Fatigue  


Which antihistamine makes you drowsy?

Most people know that there are two types of antihistamines - drowsy and non-drowsy, and there are two types simply due to the advancement in pharmaceuticals. Drowsy antihistamines are known as first-generation antihistamines, such as chlorphenamine, hydroxyzine, and promethazine. 


The non-drowsy antihistamines, which include cetirizine, loratadine, and fexofenadine, are known as second-generation antihistamines. The only difference between them is the effect of drowsiness, which means that the first-generation antihistamines can also be used as other forms of medical treatment, like insomnia.


Is Cetirizine Allergy Relief For Children 5mg/5ml Oral Solution suitable for children? 

Cetirizine Allergy Relief For Children 5mg/5ml Oral Solution is suitable for children aged 6 years and over. If you’re looking for an allergy treatment for a child under the age of 6, you should speak to your GP or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice on alternative treatment options.


Is Cetirizine Allergy Relief For Children 5mg/5ml Oral Solution suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women? 

This product should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, you must ask your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice before taking any new medicine.


Does cetirizine cause drowsiness? 

Cetirizine may cause some people to feel drowsy. You should not drive or use heavy machinery until you know how this medicine affects you.


When should this product not be used? 

Cetirizine Allergy Relief For Children 5mg/5ml Oral Solution may be unsuitable for certain people. Do not take this product if you are allergic to cetirizine hydrochloride, hydroxyzine or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not take this product if you have severe kidney failure.


Talk to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this medicine if you have any of the following: 


  • You have kidney problems 
  • You have problems passing urine
  • You suffer from epilepsy or are at risk of convulsions
  • You have hereditary intolerance to some sugars


Are there any side effects? 

Like all medicines, Cetirizine Allergy Relief For Children 5mg/5ml Oral Solution may cause side effects in some people, but these won’t affect everybody. Seek emergency medical attention if you notice any signs of a severe allergic reaction, symptoms of which include swelling of the face and throat, skin rash, breathing difficulties and/or loss of consciousness. Common side effects include: 


  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Cold-like symptoms


For more information on potential side effects, refer to the patient information leaflet. If you experience any side effects, including any not included in the patient information leaflet, you can report them using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.


Storage information

Store below 25°C in a cool, dry place out of sight and reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the month stated on the packaging. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.


Important information

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.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.


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Cetirizine Allergy Relief For Children 5mg/5ml Oral Solution - 70ml Reviews

By Rebecca O'Grady,
June 27, 2023
Others (eg Dream Chem) better value (eg £5.99 for 200ml) but were out of stock at time. Whereas this is £3.99 for 70ml but in stock! Thanks.
By Sayeed Hossain,
February 21, 2023
Happy !!!!
By Emelia Acquah,
March 29, 2022
Delivery was quike
By ellieholly1,
January 25, 2022
Good alternative to the higher priced brands!
By Anthony,
December 14, 2021
Haven't tried yet. We bought it as a replacement of Cetirizine which is out of stock.

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