Top positive review
Prescription strength finally available
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 March 2022
I've suffered from hayfever and allergies for years. The regular cheap over the counter stuff (loratadine or cetirizine hydrochloride) do relatively nothing for me... (be warned that piritize and other brands are literally the same but you paid for the brand name).
My American friends have been able to buy this over the counter for years (in fact they can buy the stronger version which is 180mg).
sometimes my GP would only give me a months supply at a time... so given that you can buy these in packs of 30 for less than the cost of a prescription is fantastic.
If you've had the American stuff, I think they are known as Allegra over in the US... if you get these from the GP the normal brand is Telfast... I've had none generic ones from online pharmacists and usually they are about £10 for 30 -- so to have a name brand product that have been around for quite sometimes (granted over in the states) and for under £10...this is a real bargain.
These technically can be used for a variety of allergies - including dust, pets, etc - it's an antihistamine that is stronger, faster, and is less likely to cause drowsiness compared to others. It can even be used for insect bites, hives, eczema etc HOWEVER for it to be approved for over the counter use they only state it is for hay fever!!!
For best results - especially if you have moderate to severe hay fever - you should take this every day to help avoid or reduce symptoms... if you tend to have mild symptoms than using this for bad days will work fine.
be warned that you should not take this whilst taking other allergy meds!
Also if you drink alcohol it can make side effects worse (especially feeling sleepy)!
and for some reason certain fruit juices - apple juice, orange juice, grape juice - can also make certain side effects worse.
children shouldn't be on these - best going to your GP if you want these for kids because normally they take a smaller dose
All in all a very good medication for hay fever sufferers that's not available here rather than having to see a GP.