Allevia medicine contains the active ingredient fexofenadine, a non-drowsy antihistamine that’s ideal for everyday use. Simply take one a day before your allergies start to relieve sneezing, an itchy, runny or blocked nose, and red, watery eyes.
What is the recommended dosage?
Always take this product exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as your doctor / Chemist4U pharmacist has told you. For adults and children aged 12 years and over, take one tablet daily with water before a meal. This medicine should start to take effect within 1 hour and lasts for 24 hours.
How does fexofenadine relieve the symptoms of hay fever?
Fexofenadine is a non-drowsy medicine known as an antihistamine. When you come into contact with something you’re allergic to, such as pollen, your body produces a substance called histamine, causing watery eyes and itchy skin to name just a few symptoms. Fenofexadine works by blocking the effects of histamine to reduce any unpleasant symptoms.
What is hay fever?
Hay fever refers to an allergy to pollen, and there many different types, like tree, grass and plantain pollen. Pollen particles swarm the air all year round, but it typically worsens when it’s warm, humid and windy between the months of March and September.
It presents symptoms similar to the common cold, however, hay fever can last for weeks and months at a time. If you suffer from asthma, hay fever may trouble you more, so always speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice if you’re struggling.
Is Allevia suitable for children?
Allevia is suitable for children aged 12 years and over. If you’re looking for a hay fever treatment for a child under the age of 12, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice on alternative treatment options.
Is Allevia suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women?
Allevia should not be taken during pregnancy or breastfeeding unless advised by a medical professional to do so. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, you must ask your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist for advice before taking any new medicine.
Does fexofenadine cause drowsiness?
Fexofenadine is a non-drowsy antihistamine, so it’s unlikely to cause drowsiness. But if you do feel sleepy or dizzy after taking this medicine, do not drive or operate machinery until you feel better.