I only have mild hayfever and allergies, so I don't like to spend a lot on tablets, which is why I tend to go for own brand ones rather than the big name ones. I have never had a problem with own brand ones and find that especially for the price, they are much better value for money and just as effective. I usually get Tesco ones, but tried the Asda ones this time.
They come in a different box to the one shown in the picture. Now they feature the green and white that Asda seem to favour. I can't imagine this makes any difference at all to the product. They box contains 14 tablets and costs 90p. The idea is that you take them once a day for two weeks.
I find that they are very good and help me no end. When summer comes I tend to have a permanent sniffle if I don't take anything, but two weeks of these tablets cured me of that. They are very small and so are easy to take with a bit of water. As with most tablets, it is recommended you take them with food. I skipped this a couple of times and had no adverse side effects. The box doesn't say anywhere whether or not they are non drowsy, but I didn't have any experience of drowsiness whilst I took them, so I guess they are non drowsy.
In terms of value for money these are very good, costing less than a third of the big name equivalent and doing exactly the same job as far as I can tell. I would never go back to branded ones because they just aren't worth the extra cost in my eyes and I would definitely recommend this version from Asda.
Not so very long ago I wrote a review about Boots non-drowsy hayfever relief tablets and how wonderful they were for the price. Well the other day I noticed that I was running very low on them and as I wasn't going to be near a Boots store I thought I'd have a look at what was on offer whilst I was walking round the local Asda until such time as I could get into Boots.
They had all the usual brands on the shelf at rediculous prices for a seven day supply but then I spied Asda's own brand One-a Day Hayfever and Allergy Tablets on sale for the grand sum of 90p for 14 tablets. I thought why not give them a go, if they don't work I haven't wasted a fortune on them, if they do work, then they are indeed a bargain.
I will say that the packaging has changed from that shown in the picture, they now come in a green and white spotted box. The tablets come on a plastic sheet with a foil covering which is easy to break to get the table out, and they are small, oval and white. You could easily swallow one without a drink.
I have to say they do work, I thought they might not, but they do. I've been out today walking through meadows filled with flowers and grasses and I haven't sneezed once. Not even when I've been kneeling down in the midst of all the flowers to take close up shots of them, there's been no hint of a sniffle or a sneeze. I'm truely amazed that such a cheap product has produced such a result.
One word of caution, it doesn't say on the box whether or not they are non-drowsy, but I haven't felt any drowsiness. I''ve read the list of possible side effects on the insert and it is mentioned there, but only in certain people.
For me though, these have been well worth the princely sum of 90p.
Last year I discovered that my poor daughter had suddenly developed hay fever, with (at its worst time anyway) her eye's bearing the brunt of the disease, they itched and ran terribly!
After visiting the pharmacy in my local Asda, to get some advice and a bottle of Piriton I was pleased to find that they had there was an Asda's own branded hay fever and allergy tablet on sale at a much reduced price to any other better know brands available, and was even more pleased when the pharmacist even said they worked just as well!
These particular tablets offer relief from hay fever, and other allergens, including pet and dust allergies and even some skin complaints, mostly involving itchy rashes.
In each pack you will find 14 minuscule tablets, each in there own "bubble", which can then very easily be popped out of the foil backing for use, these do come in 7, 14, 30 or 60 tablet packs, though anything above 14 has to be purchased over the counter from the pharmacy itself.
The size of the tablets themselves were a big draw for us, my daughter has never taken medicine in tablet form before, so as this was so much cheaper than the liquid available, this was always going to be hit and miss administering this to her, luckily though she has never had any trouble taking these.
To help alleviate symptoms it is recommended that you take one tablet a day, in which it should help with the severity of your condition, my daughters eye's did feel much better after a day, with it stopping the stuffy feeling entirely after a few days taking.
I have had to take these tablets also after developing a nasty and itchy rash on my arms, this helped to clear the itch up after a day of taking, with it going completely three days later, so these are more than useful to have in the cupboard, just in case!
The only restrictions for use with these are if the person is under 6 years old, or the taker has kidney problems, and even then you maybe able to take them, though only with your doctors consent and at a reduced dose, with the tablets actually having a "breakline" on them in case they need to be halved.
There are side effects which are listed within the pack itself (I try not to read them as I can suddenly develop every one of them!), these include dizziness, headache, dry mouth and even an upset stomach, though thankfully neither myself or my daughter have had any side effects.
Price wise these were less than £1.00 a pack (14 tablet pack), which is fantastic value, and providing a fortnights supply of treatment to help with the symptoms.
This come highly recommended by myself and Kaitlin, though due to the nice weather recently unfortunately have had to be found out of the medicine cupboard a little earlier than normal!
Thanks for reading x
I have suffered with Hayfever for as long as I can remember, although it has eased off in terms of the degree of suffering that I get since I have got older. I think that is down to the fact that I can stop the hayfever from 'spiralling' like it used to when I was a young child. For example, if I have irritation in my eyes, I stop myself from rubbing at them, as I know it will just get worse and worse, until they are streaming with water, and all red and swollen. When I was a child, my first instinct was to rub away in frustration at them, causing the symptoms to 'spiral'.
My eyes are always my biggest issue, I can easily cope with having a constant runny nose, and an itchy dry throat, but the swollen red eyes are too much for me.
Another huge factor which helps me to control my hayfever reactions, is the use of medication, and knowing myself when I need to take a tablet to stop the irritations in their tracks. I have used a hole range of different tablets over the years, some working better than others, and luckily they are a lot more readily available in shops and supermarkets now than they used to be years ago, when I would almost always have to go to a chemist.
Last summer I went to wales camping with my wife and a few other couples, and almost instantly my hayfever flared up when we got into the field to erect the tent. I had no medication with me, and so just had to go through the routines of trying to find things to do to stop me from rubbing my eyes, and doing things like keeping my hands firmly in my pockets, and sitting on them, in attempt to stop me having a rub at them while I'm distracted.
Luckily for me, we headed out to Asda once the tent was up, to get a few things for a barbecue, and while we were in there I grabbed a box of medication in the form of 'Asda Hayfever and Allergy Relief'.
This medication from asda cost me just under £1 from memory, and contained 14 tablets / caplets.
They came in a standard looking white cardboard box, and inside the caplets were contained within a sealed foil packaging. Each caplet has a deep break-line across the centre, but this is not really needed as they are pretty small in size anyway.
These caplets from asda contain Cetirizine as their main API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) with each caplet conating 10mg of Cetirizine. This is an API that I have commonly used over the last few years as I find it to be very effective at keeping my hayfever symptoms at bay. Also it gives me very little in the way of side effects, which often are a bit of an issue for me, especially the usual drowsiness side effect which is often associated with most hayfever medications, but the Cetirizine API works really well for me.
Along with relief from the symptoms of hayfever, this product also provides relief for other allergies, such as pet or dust mites, and skin rashes, itching and hives. As I have never suffered from any of these other allergies or rashes, I cannot really comment on them, but for hayfever symptoms, they work great on me.
The relief does come quite quickly after taking a caplet, and within 30 minutes or so I generally feel back to normal again, and all irritation has gone, from around my eyes. I wouldn't say that it completely stops the runny nose, but this neither here nor there for me really. Also the relief is long lasting, and just the one doseage each day is sufficient to provide long lasting relief throughout the whole day and night.
In terms of dosage, it is fairly simple, in that it is just 1 tablet to be swallowed with water daily. This medication is not suitable for children under the age of 6 though.
The Patient info leaflet which comes in the box, is full of useful info, and packed with the usual lengthy lists of warnings, including a detailed section on possible side effects such as:
Swollen lips, face tongue or throat.
Breathing or swallowing difficulty
Stomach or intestinal discomfort
I have to say that I have never suffered from any sign of any of the above side effects, but different people react in all sorts of ways to different medications, so it is important to keep them in mind.
Overall these caplets have worked well for me, and I have since purchased them a few more times. It is a minuscule price to pay (under £1), to clear away the nasty irritating symptoms of hayfever, which has in the past restricted me from many out door activities.
I always like to keep a box of these in my house, as hayfever can strike at some very unexpected times, not just hot summers days. I tend to suffer most on warm wet mornings throughout the summer, but it is nice to know, that by taking a small tablet I can easily get on with life as normal outdoors.
Thanks for reading.
© L500589 2011
I developed an allergy to cats at some point in my early teens but my grandma has virtually always had cats! When I was at my grandma's house my eyes would swell up and itch like crazy and for some reason my mum never gave me piriton or anything and I would be trying like mad to soothe my eyes in cold water and such like. As I got older and moved out of my parents I have always made sure that I have packets of allergy tablets in the house, as well as piriton syrup for my son, just in case an allergy flares up. Some of the brands can be very expensive and when I came across the asda non drowsy hayfever and allergy relief tablets for just £0.75 I picked up a couple of boxes.
The tablets come in a thin pale green and white cardboard box. The box has the asda logo, the product name and tells us that the tablets are suitable for hayfever, dust, pet and skin allergies.
The tablets are made up of 10mg of loratadine and you may only take one of these tablets per day, this is usually the case with all these types of tablets in my experience. When you open up the box you can remove a plastic foil backed piece which houses fourteen tablets. The tablets are tiny and so they are very easy to swallow with a drink of water.
These tablets are not suitable for use if you are pregnant or breast feeding not for children under two years of age or weighing less than 30kg. In these instances you should visit your doctor who may be able to advise or prescribe something which would help.
I have used these tablets as both a precautionary measure and after I have had a reaction to something. In terms of taking a tablet before I come into contact with a cat I have found that they do stop my eyes swelling up. I may still feel a bit itchy around the eyes but this is much more manageable after taking a tablet as long as I am not around the cat for long. If I take a tablet after having a reaction I find that they usually work after around twenty minutes. Occasionally after a severe reaction the tablets sometimes can take much longer to make my eyes go down.
I think these tablets work as well as any other brand I have tried personally and so I would continue to purchase these or a similar priced equivalent to these rather than pay triple the price for half the number of tablets just because the box features a brand name!
My mum also uses these tablets when she suffers from hayfever in the summer and she has no complaints with them either so I would say they are certainly worth a try if you usually use a more expensive brand.
Thank you for reading my review!
I have suffered from hayfever every year my whole life, and it usually starts around march/april time, so i always have some piriton stashed away in the cupboard for when i need them. However after moving into my new house and now having no money! I cannot justify spending this amount of money on piriton again! The strong tablets called piritize, actually cost £5 a box, even though they are very good, i can no longer afford to buy such expensive tablets! Especially when you have to get a box a week for a few months!
So when in asda a few weeks ago, i decided to try asdas own version of hayfever and allergy tablets. I bought these for about 95p, and you get 14 in a box. You can only take one a day with water, and they are very small, which is good as they are so easy to swallow. I hate taking tablets, but these i have no bother with, as they are so small.
I didnt think these tablets would be strong enough for me as they were so cheap. The first day i took one i noticed a difference, my hayfever symptoms had not gone completely but they deffinately had calmed down. It made it easier for me to work and carry on with my day. By the third day of taking them, i had no hayfever symptoms at all! These tablets have really suprised me, as they actually work, for such a cheap box of tablets i did not expect them to make much difference.
I have been taking one tablet a day now for 3 weeks and i have had no hayfever symptoms at all! They did not make me drowsy either, and the box does say they are none drowsy.
These also helped me at work, as i work with lots of old notes as i work in a hospital, and they can be dusty and dirty and i used to always sneeze! The dust no longer affects me and I also start sneezing usually when i visit my mum as she has a dog, but when i went to see her at the weekend, the dog did not effect me at all! So these tablets do work for allergies such as pets and dust, not just for hayfever.
The box for these tablets has slightly changed from the one shown in the picture, it is now a green box.
I highly recommend this allergy and hayfever tablet by asda, do not be put off by the price as they actually do work!
I suffer terribly with hayfever. It gets so bad that I feel I can't breath, have been chewing on glass, I can't my eyes and nose running and look like Rudolph...and oh add to that I get really tired and a bad rash that I get medication from the Dr for! I love the sunshine but I hate pollen and most summers are pretty miserable for me for all of the above reasons.
I usually do get a load of hayfever products from my Dr however at the moment I'm not near my Dr's and I'm staying with a friend so I have been left to my own devices and to try find my own remedies. Having tried alot of hayfever products that are on the market lately that really haven't worked very well for my rather severe symptoms I decided to try these one's offered by Asda that cost £1.
Mainly square white box with areas of light blue colour on it I am told that they are Asda Hayfever & Allergy Relief , Cetirizine Hydrochloride, 14 tablets 'For hayfever, dust, pet & skin allergies' and that they are a one a day formula and there is a picture of one of the tablets on there and a pattern of multi coloured spots to the bottom of the box. Other information on the box given includes being told a little bit about the product, ingredients, dosage advice and warnings are stated and contact details for Asda are given. Open up the box you get a leaflet, again with much the same information as what is stated on the box on it and you get 2 plastic and foil trays each with 7 tablets in it. Informative packaging this is and all the information is very well laid out.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Given On The Packaging:
To relieve the symptoms of hayfever and other allergies e.g pet or house dust mite allergies. Can also be taken for other skin allergies such as rash, itching and hives.
Well for adults and children aged over 6 years old one tablet is advised to be taken with water though for kids under 6 they are not advised to take it and if you have any issues with your kidneys then half a tablet is advised (and there are a few other exceptions to who can take them too).
These little oblong white tablets are simple to take. They really are small, slide down the throat with ease and thats it, the job is done.
For me these are pure rubbish sadly and I really hoped they would work for me as well. However it's not the case and I have nothing good to say about them at all. They didn't just not help with sneezing and my sore throat and runny nose and eyes but my rash was left untouched by them too and I was as itchy and felt just as dreadful as before I took them! Maybe these would be ok for people with slight hayfever or a different type to mine but me, I gave them a few goes and gave up because I was quite simply wasting my time! Not for me these one's!
Only available in Asda stores at a pound a box (for 14 days worth).