What are Allacan Cetirizine Tablets?
This is an antihistamine used to relieve allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, sneezing, hives, and itching. It works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction.
How does an antihistamine work?
An antihistamine works by suppressing histamine, a natural substance that is released when coming into contact with a substance that causes an allergy. An allergy occurs when the body comes into contact with something when it thinks is a threat when it is not. As a result, the immune system forms a defence which includes releasing histamine. Histamine is the cause of many symptoms associated with an allergy.
Who can use these tablets?
The Allacan Cetrizine tablets are suitable to be used by adults and paediatric patients who are 6 years and above: for the relief of nasal and ocular symptoms of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis for the relief of symptoms of chronic idiopathic urticaria.
What are the side effects of taking these tablets?
Common side effects of cetirizine happen in more than 1 in 100 people. Talk to your doctor or PillDoctor pharmacist if these side effects apply to you:
- Feeling sleepy and tired
- Dry mouth
- Feeling sick (nausea)
- Feeling dizzy
- Stomach pain
- Sore throat
- Cold-like symptoms of the nose
- Itching or a rash
- Tingling in your hands and feet
- Feeling agitated
If you use a different kind of medication, it is advised you speak to a doctor or PillDoctor pharmacist before using.