Hay fever tablets
Hay fever tablets reduce unpleasant symptoms. They contain ingredients called antihistamines. Antihistamines stop the allergic reaction which causes hay fever. Therefore, hay fever tablets are also referred to as antihistamine tablets.
Histamine is a chemical that your body produces when it is exposed to pollen. It causes the symptoms commonly associated with hay fever. Antihistamines act on certain receptors in your body to block the action of histamine. As a result, the allergic reaction and its symptoms are prevented.
Will hay fever tablets make me drowsy?
Some hay fever tablets can make you feel drowsy, depending on the antihistamine they contain. Older versions of hay fever tablets, for example Piriton, can make you feel drowsy. Newer antihistamine tablets, such as Neoclarityn and Telfast, are less likely to cause drowsiness.
Which side effects can hay fever tablets cause?
Hay fever tablets can cause side effects in some patients.
Some antihistamine tablets can cause:
For a full list of side effects always read the patient leaflet supplied with your medication.
It is important that you do not take hay fever tablets if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Signs of an allergic reaction include difficulty breathing, skin rash and itching.
Can I buy hay fever tablets online?
You can order prescription strength hay fever tablets through Superdrug Online Doctor. We will ask you to answer a few questions about your health and your hay fever symptoms, so our doctor can decide whether antihistamine tablets are the most suitable treatment for you. Once your order has been approved, your hay fever treatment will be dispensed by a Superdrug pharmacy and sent to an address of your choice.
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