Cetirizine 10mg Tablets
Cetirizine provides fast and effective 24-hour relief from the symptoms of hayfever and other allergies including sneezing, runny/blocked nose, itchy nose, red/watery eyes skin allergies. A single tablet taken once daily throughout the hayfever and allergy season is sufficient for adults, children aged 6-12 should take half a tablet (5mg) twice a day.
Cetirizine is a non-drowsy anti-histamine making it ideal for those who want to ease their symptoms without feeling drowsy.
How to Take
The usual dose to treat seasonal allergies for adults is one tablet (10mg) taken once daily. For children aged 6-12 they should take half a tablet (5mg) twice a day.
Cetirizine can be taken with or without food, swallowed without chewing/crushing with a glass of water.
It is best to take cetirizine first thing each morning, starting your regimen of anti-histamine before your symptoms appear.
Side effects & Cautions
Before taking any medication including cetirizine it is important to familiarise yourself with the patient information leaflet included with your medication. You should retain this leaflet to refer back to in future if needed.
Do not take cetirizine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medication – further information can be found in the product information leaflet included with your medication or found online here
Cetirizine is not suitable for everyone.
If you are pregnant/breastfeeding or have any form of kidney disease please speak to your doctor first or contact QuickMeds to discuss with one of our experienced pharmacists.
As with all medications cetirizine can cause side effects in some people – please consult the patient information leaflet for further information.
The most common (affecting up to 1 in 10 people) side effects include:
· Dry mouth
· Sore throat
If you experience any side effects as a result of taking this or any medication it is important you seek appropriate help from either your GP or a pharmacist – you can contact us during our operating hours via telephone/live chat or e-mail.
Patient information leaflet
You can find a patient information leaflet here
The brand you receive may vary – it is important to always consult the most up to date patient information leaflet – you can contact us to discuss if you have any questions.