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10 mg TABLETS Cetirizine
■ This medicine is used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and other allergic conditions such as pet or dust allergies and skin reactions.
■ This medicine is for use by adults and children aged 12 years and over.
■ Do not take this medicine:
■ There are some people who should not use this medicine. To find out if you are one of them see Section 2 c
■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients. See Section 6 for the list of ingredients c
■ Speak to your doctor:
■ If you suffer from any of the conditions mentioned in section 2. See Section 2 c
■ Follow the dosage instructions carefully.
These are shown in the table. See Section 3 c
Now read this whole leaflet carefully before you use this medicine. Keep the leaflet: you might need it again.
Benadryl Allergy One A Day 10mg Tablets is a medicine which is used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and other allergic conditions such as pet or dust allergies. The tablets contain cetirizine dihydrochloride which is an antihistamine that helps relieve allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes. It can also be used to treat allergic skin reactions. These include urticaria, also known as hives, where the skin looks blotchy, with white raised wheals (bumps) surrounded by redness.
Th is medicine is for use in adults and children
aged 12 years and over.
Th is medicine is suitable for most adults and
children aged 12 years and over, but a few people
should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to
your doctor or pharmacist.
■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients.
■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any other antihistamine containing products.
■ If you have serious kidney problems.
■ If you have an intolerance to some sugars.
If these apply to you now or in the past, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist without taking Benadryl Allergy One A Day 10mg Tablets.
■ If you have kidney problems, as you may need to take a lower dose.
■ If you are an epileptic or at risk of convulsion (fits).
If these apply to you, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.
■ Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
■ In most people this product does not cause drowsiness. However, there are rare exceptions and you should take care when you use this product for the first time. If this product makes you feel drowsy, do not drive or operate machinery.
■ As with all antihistamines, it is advisable to avoid excessive alcohol consumption when taking this medicine.
■ Benadryl Allergy One A Day 10mg Tablets contains lactose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
■ For oral use only.
■ Swallow the dose with a drink of water.
■ Do not take more than the stated dose shown in the tables.
This medicine is not recommended for children aged under 12 years old.
Adults and children Take 1 tablet
aged 12 years and above once a day.
■ Do not take more than 1 tablet in 24 hours.
■ If symptoms persist talk to your doctor.
turn over c
If anyone has too much contact a doctor or your nearest Accident and Emergency Department (Casualty) taking this leaflet and pack with you.
If you forget to take a dose, take the next dose when needed provided that you only take a maximum of 1 tablet in 24 hours.
Do not take a double dose.
Benadryl Allergy One A Day 10mg Tablets can have side-effects, like all medicines, although these don't affect everyone and are usually mild.
■ Sudden signs of allergy such as rash, itching or hives on the skin, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body, shortness of breath, wheezing or trouble breathing.
■ Bruising or bleeding more easily than normal.
■ Convulsions (fits).
■ Abnormal liver function tests.
■ Rapid heartbeat.
■ Loss of consciousness.
■ Headache or dizziness.
■ Drowsiness or tiredness.
■ Dry mouth, sore throat.
■ Upset stomach, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea.
■ Runny nose.
■ Pins & needles.
■ Rash or hives.
■ Aggression, depression.
■ Weight gain.
■ Movement disorders including tremor, muscle spasm and tics.
■ Taste disorder.
■ Blurred vision, eye movement disorder.
■ Difficult, painful or involuntary urination.
If you experience any side-effects not included in this leaflet or are not sure about anything, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep the product out of the reach and sight of children.
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Do not use after the end of the month shown as an expiry date on the packaging.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
The active ingredient in Benadryl Allergy One A Day 10mg Tablets is: 10 mg Cetirizine dihydrochloride in each tablet.
Other ingredients are: Microcrystalline cellulose, lactose, colloidal anhydrous silica and magnesium stearate.
The film coating contains hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (E464), titanium dioxide (E171) and macrogol 400.
Benadryl Allergy One A Day 10mg Tablets are white oblong film-coated tablets, with a breakline and Y-Y logo available in packs of 7, 14 and 30. Not all the packs may be marketed.
Product Licence holder and manufacturer:
McNeil Products Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire,
SL6 3UG, UK.
This leaflet was revised June 2011.
Benadryl is a registered trade mark.