Cetirizine is one of the most common antihistamines when it comes to easing allergy symptoms. It is a non-drowsy antihistamine that can be used by adults and children over the age of 6 which makes it an ideal choice in the hay fever season for the whole family.
As well as hay fever, cetirizine is also highly effective for a wide range of allergy symptoms e.g. pet, dust and house mites and mould spore.
Cetirizine Hydrochloride/dihydrochloride- key points
• Cetirizine is usually taken once daily and they come as 10mg tablets.
• Cetirizine is typically a non-drowsy anti-histamine however occasionally some people have found that it makes them feel sleepy.
• Side effects are rare but can include dizziness, sickness and stomach pain, headaches and dry mouth.
• It is recommended to avoid alcohol while taking this medicine as it can make you sleepy.