An allergy is an immune system reaction that causes an exaggerated response within the body when exposed to a foreign substance that are normally harmless to most people. Many illnesses are caused by allergies, particularly in young children. If you are allergic to a specific allergen, you may experience a mild cough or sneeze attack, but for others, the symptoms can be much more severe. Almost any substance can be an allergen for someone.
How does Cetirizine work
Cetirizine belongs to a class of medications referred to as antihistamines. These work by inhibiting the action of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms.
When should Cetirizine be used
This medication should be used to treat hay fever symptoms (such as sneezing, a runny and itchy nose, and eye irritation) as well as other allergies such as pet and dust allergies. It can also be used to treat itchy, raised skin (symptoms of urticaria, which is often known as hives or nettle rash).
How do you take Cetirizine
Cetirizine supplements should be taken once a day, ideally with a meal and swallowed with a drink or water. This tablet is not to be chewed and it is important not to exceed the recommended dose.
Side effects and precautions
Adults and children over the age of 12 can take this medication. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, suspect you are pregnant, or plan to have a baby then this medication should be initiated under the supervision of your GP.
How do i buy this
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Cetirizine is widely used and is generally quiet safe, however in some cases it can cause uncommon side effects such as diarrhoea, malaise and skin reactions. Although cetirizine is considered a "non sedating antihistamine" it is actually "less sedating" and can in fact alter alertness in a percentage of people, as such you should not drive or operate heavy machinery when taking this medication particularly if you experience signs of sleepiness.