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Brand name: Little Allergies

Little Allergies is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) cetirizine. On this page you will find out more about Little Allergies, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: cetirizine

Information for medicine and pack size:
Little Allergies 5 mg/5 mL oral liquid solution, 100 mL

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What this medicine is for

Seasonal allergic rhinitis: Cetirizine is indicated for the relief of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) in adults and children aged 1-12 years. Symptoms treated effectively include sneezing, rhinorrhoea, post-nasal discharge, nasal pruritus, ocular pruritus and tearing and redness of the eyes. , Perennial allergic rhinitis: Cetirizine is indicated for the relief of symptoms associated with perennial allergic rhinitis in adults and children aged 1-12 years. Symptoms treated effectively include sneezing, rhinorrhoea, post-nasal discharge, nasal pruritus, ocular pruritus and tearing. , Chronic idiopathic urticaria: Cetirizine is indicated for the treatment of the uncomplicated skin manifestations of chronic idiopathic urticaria in adults and children aged 1-12 years. It significantly reduces the occurrence, severity and duration of hives and markedly reduces pruritus. As with other antihistamines, patients should be advised to seek medical advice about the possibility that their urticaria is associated with ingestion of certain foods.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A clear colourless solution
Dosage Form Oral Liquid, solution
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
100 mL (PET): Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
200 mL (PET): Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
60mL (PET): Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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