Active ingredients: cetirizine
What it is used for
- Seasonal allergic rhinitis: Cetirizine is indicated for the relief of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) in adults and children aged 6 years and over. 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 6 years and over. 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 6 years and over. 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.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White to off-white, round, film coated tablet, bisected on one side and plain on the other.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient cetirizine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Reporting side effects
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You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems