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Cetirizine 5mg/5ml Oral Solution

Cetirizine 5mg/5ml Oral Solution (200ml)

Order before 4pm for delivery from Tue. 19 Feb.

Description for Cetirizine 5mg/5ml Oral Solution

For those who suffer from allergies or skin irritation, it is important to find a product that is able to alleviate the symptoms as quickly as possible to minimise on discomfort. You can benefit from using Cetirizine Hydrochloride 5mg/5ml Oral Solution, which is suitable for those aged six years and over.

Product Information

  • Age: 6 years +

    Maximum per order: 6

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

 For allergy sufferers and those with other skin irritations, finding a product that alleviates symptoms quickly and minimises discomfort is important. Easy-to-administer Cetirizine Hydrochloride 5mg/5ml Oral Solution treats seasonal as well as year-round allergies, dust allergies, pet allergies, skin allergies, hay fever and various other allergic reactions. Suitable for ages six and over.

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Recommended dosage:

Adults and adolescents 12 years and over: Two 5ml spoonfuls (10ml) once a day.

Children aged 6 to 12: one 5ml spoonful twice a day, morning and evening, or two 5ml spoonfuls once a day.

Children aged 2 to 5: Take half of a 5ml spoonful twice daily or one 5ml spoonful once daily.

Not recommended for children under two years of age.

Side effects of Cetrizine can include:

Common side effects (observed in less than 1 in 10 patients but in more than 1 in 100 patients):

  • fatigue, drowsiness
  • nausea, dry mouth, diarrhoea
  • headache, dizziness
  • sore or inflamed throat
  • runny nose
  • restlessness
  • stomach pain

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in a different way, stop using it and contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Active ingredients:

Cetirizine hydrochloride. Each 1ml of solution contains 1mg of cetirizine hydrochloride.

Inactive ingredients:

Methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216), glycerol, sodium citrate, sorbitol solution (70%), propylene glycol, citric acid, monoammonium glycyrrhizinate, purified water, sweet orange no.1. pineapple Singapore flavour

Read the following warnings carefully to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

Do not take Cetirizine Solution if you: 

  • Are allergic to cetirizine hydrochloride, piperazine derivatives, hydroxyzine, or any of the other ingredients in Cetirizine Solution. 
  • Have a severe kidney disease, hereditary galactose intolerance, glucose galactose malabsorption, or Lapp lactase deficiency.

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Cetirizine:

  • If you have enlargement of the prostate, spinal cord lesion or or any predisposing factors for urinary retention.
  • If you have epilepsy or are at risk of convulsions.
  • If you have renal insufficiency or suffer from kidney problems.
  • Cetirizine Solution can interfere with the results of allergy skin tests. If you need to take an allergy test, stop taking Cetirizine Solution three days prior to the test.
  • Long-term use of Cetirizine can increase your risk of tooth decay due to mouth dryness. It is important to maintain appropriate oral hygiene during long -term use.

Other medications and Cetirizine

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you take, have taken or intend to take any other medications while taking Cetirizine especially medication for anxiety or stress (CNS depressants).

Food, drink and alcohol with Cetirizine Solution:

You may take Cetirizine Solution with or without food. Take care when drinking alcohol while using Cetirizine. It can increase alcohol’s effects. No noticeable interactions have been observed between alcohol (at the blood level 0.5 per ml, or one glass of wine) and Cetirizine used at the normal doses. However, like all antihistamines, it is recommended to avoid alcohol while taking Cetirizine.

Pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you might be pregnant or plan to become pregnant ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medication. Like other drugs, pregnant women should avoid the use of Cetirizine Solution. Accidental use should not harm the foetus, nevertheless, the medication should be discontinued.

You should not take Cetirizine Solution while breastfeeding because Cetirizine passes into breast milk.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Driving and using machines

Clinical studies have not produced evidence that Cetirizine causes impaired alertness, attention and driving at the recommended dose.

If you intend to drive, participate in hazardous activities or use machinery, do not exceed the recommended dose. You should closely observe your response to the drug. You may find that the use of alcohol or other nervous depressant agents may affect your attention and ability to react. Do not drive or operate machinery if the solution causes you drowsiness.

Cetirizine Solution contains Sorbitol, Glycerol, Sodium, methyl and propyl benzoate.

This Cetirizine contains sorbitol. If you have intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this product.

The daily dose, 10ml, contains approximately 3.2mg of sodium, which may harm people on a low sodium diet. Glycerol can be harmful in high doses; it can cause headache, upset stomachs and diarrhoea. Methyl and Propyl parahydroxy benzoate can cause urticaria, or contact dermatitis.

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medications you take or intend to take.

Delivery & Shipping Information


UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 working day - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. We aim to dispatch all DPD orders placed before 3pm on the same working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email and in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.



DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.


International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Cetirizine?

    Cetirizine reduces histamine, a chemical naturally produced by the body which produces allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose. Cetirizine also treats itching and swelling caused by hives.

  • How it works

    Cetirizine affects histamine receptors to block allergic responses and allergy symptoms. Cetirizine:

    Treats allergic reactions including perennial allergic rhinitis and chronic urticaria (hives).

    Helps control symptoms such as sneezing, watery eyes, itching and runny nose.

    Generally does not cause drowsiness

  • How long does it take to work?

    Cetirizine usually has an effect within 1 hour of taking the syrup.

  • How long does it last?

    ONE dose will last for 24 hours.

  • What if I take twice the dosage?

    A 10mg dose of Cetirizine is more effective than a 5mg dose. However, a 20mg dose gives no added effect.

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