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About Allevia Tablets
Allevia one-a-day hay fever tablets provide fast-acting 24-hour relief from symptoms associated with hay fever, including sneezing, an itchy, runny or blocked nose, and itchy, watery or red eyes. Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen (a fine powder produced by plants) that typically occurs when it comes into contact with the nose, eyes, mouth or throat.
What are Allevia Tablets used for?
Allevia antihistamine tablets are used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever (also referred to as seasonal allergic rhinitis), which include sneezing and coughing, a blocked or runny nose, red, watery or itchy eyes, and an itchy throat, mouth, nose or ears. The one-a-day tablets provide round-the-clock relief from the most common symptoms of hay fever, even on days with high pollen counts.
How do Allevia Tablets work?
Allevia’s prescription-strength hay fever relief medication contains the active ingredient of fexofenadine hydrochloride, a non-drowsy antihistamine. Fexofenadine hydrochloride blocks the effects of histamine (a natural substance in the body that causes allergy symptoms), which helps to relieve the symptoms of hay fever.
Allevia hay fever tablets get to work within one hour and provide relief from hay fever symptoms for up to 24 hours.
Alternatives to Allevia Tablets
We have a range of hay fever treatments available to ease allergy symptoms, and Allevia can generally be used alone or in conjunction with other hay fever medications, such as:
Non-prescription oral antihistamines that can be used instead of Allevia include Cetirizine (non-drowsy), Loratadine (non-drowsy) and Piriton (sedating).
In addition to the various hay fever treatments available, there’s a number of non-medicinal ways to prevent or alleviate hay fever symptoms.These include:
- Wearing wraparound sunglasses to stop irritants from getting into the eyes
- Keeping windows closed on days with a high pollen count
- Showering and changing clothes after going outside
- Changing bed covers frequently
- Putting vaseline around the nostrils to trap pollen
Allevia side effects
As with all medicines, Allevia hay fever tablets can cause side effects, although these are quite rare. Around 1 in 10 people may experience the following side effects when using Allevia:
If you get any side effects (including any that are not listed here), talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Allevia Tablets ingredients
Each film-coated tablet contains fexofenadine hydrochloride, red iron oxide (E172), yellow iron oxide (E172) and macrogol 400.
Allevia Tablets warnings
You should consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking Allevia if any of the following apply to you:
- You have liver or kidney problems
- You have ever been diagnosed with heart disease
- You are elderly
Do not take Allevia if you are allergic to fexofenadine or any of the other ingredients in this medication.