What are Pollenshield Cetirizine Hydrochloride Hayfever Relief Tablets?
Pollenshield Tablets are a treatment for allergies such as hayfever. They work by suppressing the allergens caused by the allergic reaction to pollen. The active ingredient of these tablets is cetirizine, which is known as an antihistamine. An antihistamine works to reduce the effects of an allergy.
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.
Who are these Pollenshield Tablets suitable for?
These tablets are suitable for anyone aged 6 and above who are suffering the effects of hayfever, or any other allergy. The tablets should not be used by anyone who is allergic to any of the ingredients in the tablets or anyone who has severe kidney problems. If you have epilepsy, or a difficulty when it comes to passing water, then it is recommended that you speak to a doctor or pharmacist before using. You should also consult a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using Pollenshield if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or any other form of medication.
How many Pollenshield Tablets should be taken?
For children aged 6-12, use half a tablet twice a day. For children above 12 and adults, use one tablet twice a day.
Are there any side effects?
As with many types of medication, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include:
- A rash
- Swelling in the face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Fast heartbeat
If you notice any side effect, then stop using the tablets immediately and speak to a doctor as soon as possible. You can also record 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 questions to buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Pollenshield Tablets, 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 Pollenshield is the best choice for you.
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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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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- Each Pollenshield Hayfever tablet contains 1mg of the antihistamine Cetirizine Hydrochloride. Also contains Lactose.
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