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My hay fever has gradually been getting worse as I have got older and I have been suffering particularly badly this year. My eyes are so itchy that I find myself rubbing them quite hard to relieve the itching but this makes them very sore and it turns into a vicious circle of itching and rubbing until my eyes are very red and sore. I am sneezing numerous times a day and my nose keeps running as though I have a bad dose of the flu.
I have taken other brand of hay fever tablets in previous years but tried these Clarityn tablets mainly due to them being on offer at my local homestore for £1.50 which is the cheapest I have seen them. I don't tend to take them every day just when I feel I need them when I wake up, or when I know the pollen count I going to be particularly high.
The active ingredient in these tablets is cetirizine hydrochloride which is in the majority of hay fever tablets and in addition to hay fever they are also suitable for skin and pet allergies, and mould spore and house dust mite allergies. The box contains 7 tablets but you can also get them in boxes of 12.
The recommended dosage for an adult is one per day, for children ages 6 to 12 half a tablet twice a day and they are not suitable for children under 6 years old. There is a warning on the box stating that they may cause drowsiness and if so not to drive or operate machinery. Personally I haven't found they make me any more tired than I am during the hot weather anyway, but I am sure that everyone's tolerance levels are different and you should be aware that they can make you sleepy. They are also not suitable if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
The tablets themselves are small and round and are easily popped out of the foil. I find them small enough to swallow without having any water with them and there is no real taste to them. I find that if I take one of these tablets my symptoms usually start to reduce after about half an hour and this lasts for the rest of the day. I do still sneeze occasionally but I don't have the itchy eyes and runny nose so a few sneezes I can cope with.
I feel that these tablets contain my hay fever and reduce my symptoms, and I would recommend them to others as long as the price is right.
Whenever pollen levels are high you can be sure that my eyes will start to water and I will be sneezing about a million times per day. This becomes bothersome not only for me but for other people who happen to be unfortunate enough to be in the same room as me, especially when I am in lectures. I sound like I am all bunged up with a heavy cold when in fact it's 'just' hay fever. I have been unlucky enough to suffer from this condition for years.
I have used the shops own brands of hay fever relief medication but nothing works as fast as Clarityn and though it costs more I get my dad to buy them for me otherwise I couldn't afford them.
These tablets come in packs of thirty and they are to be popped out like headache tablets but where they are different to headache tablets is the size. These are so teeny tiny that you hardly notice that you have even swallowed one so they are great for anyone who has a problem in taking tablets and who worries about them getting stuck in the back of the throat.
My dad buys the larger packs for me and they cost over £5 which is a lot of money but the great thing about these tablets is that they gave no side effects at all and they get to work really fast - within about twenty minutes I can really feel the benefits of them and they stop my nose from dripping and my eyes from watering and going itchy and they also stop the sneezing. I only take one per day because that's all you need to and the effect last all day long for me and never make me feel sleepy.
I couldn't be without them during the summer months and I really recommend them.
Now I don't suffer from serious hay fever, but I suffer from it serious enough to effect me on those days where pollen levels are high. I get watery itchy eyes and sneeze quite a lot. I was looking for a fix to this and had tried a few "own brand" allergy tablets such as Boots and Tesco. Although cheaper they didn't have a massive effect on me until I'd used them over a period of time and even then they didn't relieve me from the symptoms of hay fever altogether.
Fortunately this all changed when I found Clarityn! Although double the price of many own brand tablets the increase in cost is all forgotten when you realise the tablets actually alleviate all symptoms. I no longer felt like I should wear sunglasses on the high pollen days. The best thing was these tablets went to work straight away. I popped one in in the morning with my breakfast and went out the same day and had no such symptoms. It's hard to put a price on a product that works so quickly and so well, those who suffer from hay fever and similar allergies know that it's simply an awful feeling when symptoms strike!
The tablets are to be used once a day, with 30 tablets in the pack these can last you a month. I recommend using them even on low pollen days, just to keep the allergy prevention ticking over. I can't comment on how these tablets work for other allergies as I don't have any, however I am sure they are as effective as they are for me with hay fever. The tablets can also be used in conjunction with other allergy preventions such as eye drops for those who suffer very badly! The tablets are very small, as are most allergy tablets, and so are absolutely no problem to swallow with a glass of water. Much prefer to take allergy medication in tablet form rather than dissolving in a drink!
Would 100% recommend these tablets to anyone who has a non serious or serious allergy. They provide an unparalleled level of protection and work to completely remove symptoms. 5 stars and a lot less sneezing from me!
As the nice weather is upon us it is time for me to start suffering from hay fever. Now someone once told me that it comes in cycles of 7 years but this is utter rubbish as I've been suffering for at least 12 years every single year now.
When I am trying to cure my hay fever symptoms I like to use an anti-histamine and every year I tend to go through packets and packets just to stop my symptoms from re-appearing at the end of every day.
When I am suffering from hay fever I get watery eyes, sneezes and generally just feel a little bit like a have a head cold. Often when my hay fever starts I find myself thinking for the first few days that I have a cold and then it occurs to me that I am suffering from hay fever once again.
Clarityn has been my recent anti-histamine of choice as the packets of 7 tablets are available for £3.30 in Tesco buy one packet get one free. So I received 14 days of treatment for £3.30 which I considered to be a reasonable price, particularly as I needed something that day and was shopping in Tesco anyway.
The active ingredient in this tablet is Loratadine which I have found is non-drowsy for me. This is ideal as I have trouble with my sleeping pattern and I don't want to use anything during the day that is going to make me struggle to stay awake. Loratadine is something that I used to get on prescription in liquid form and so I know that anything containing it should be effective for me.
The box contains a blister packet of 7 tablets and they are small, just a few mm across and simple to pop out. I have been taking mine in the morning, as soon as I have breakfast, in the hope that they can work before I go out for the day. I find these tablets simple to swallow and I have no problems swallowing them at all.
I would say that the first day I used these tablets I didn't notice any real difference. I was still sneezing and having watery/itchy eyes. I used this again the second morning and then I found that they were starting to work. Within 72 hours of starting to use this my hay fever symptoms had gone completely and I didn't have any problems with symptoms re-appearing for the full two weeks that I was taking these. On the 15th day, when I realised I had no tablets left, I didn't notice my symptoms re-appear all day and then I was able to pick up some more tablets (a different brand as I wasn't in Tesco).
I would say that Clarityn tablets have worked very well for me. The price that I paid was reasonable for two weeks of good results even though the tablets took almost 72 hours to start fully helping me. Once they worked they were fantastic and stopped all my symptoms. I would say that these are worthy of a 4/5 star rating just because they took longer than I would have liked to start working. The relief that I received from using these tablets was fantastic though hence my high rating despite this. The price that I paid, £3.30 for 14 tablets, was very reasonable for me and I would buy these again if I needed some and these were on offer again.
I would recommend these tablets as they worked for me, albeit slowly, and once they were working they cleared up all my symptoms with ease. The price is reasonable, but not the cheapest around, hence why I wouldn't necessarily buy these every fortnight. 4/5 from me!
Clarityn is an antihistamine that is useful for treating such conditions such as Hayfever and allergies including allergies to other irritants such as pollen, animal fur, dust mites and other irritants for example in soaps or perfumes.
Symptoms can include sneezing, watery eyes, coughing, itching, redness of the skin and swelling. It seems that allergies are on the increase and an estimated 15 million people have some kind of diagnosed and treatable allergy at any one time.
Treatment used to be with the older types of anti-histamines which had their own side effects namely they could make some people drowsy. At times this is quite a useful side effect especially if sleep is disturbed however not very helpful if you are trying to work during the day when your attention is necessary and you need your wits about you.
Clarityn is a non-drowsy medicine which can be bought over the counter and helpfully only needs to be taken once a day. Its active ingredient is Loratadine which can be bought much cheaper especially in non-branded goods. Clarityn is a brand name and is more expensive at £3.15 for 7 tablets whereas a generic tablet such as Boots own brand are much cheaper and just as effective at £8.99 for 30 tablets having the same active ingredient in the tablet.
I have a contact dermatitis which weirdly has developed only about four years ago on my lower left leg. I have tried to work out if it is due to the soap powder or shower gel we have been using but by changing those it has made no difference at all. By a process of illumination we have tried to find out what has caused it to no avail. The symptoms I get seem to be worse when it is hot characterised by incredible itching. When I do scratch it it is such an incredible feeling and instant relief but by scratching it causes damage to the skin to the point where it even bleeds not helped because I even scratch it while I am asleep.
It was so bad that without going to the GP I just did not have the time plus most of the time you cannot get an immediate appointment which is not useful when you want something there and then I nipped into boots to buy some over the counter medicine and bought Clarityn. Stupid me I used a brand name instead of asking for it by its generic name of Loratadine and would have got it much cheaper. I was more interested in getting home and a tablet down my neck to stop the itching. Inside the box is a white blister pack containing the 7 tablets which are quite easy to pop out of the plastic strip. Also inside the box there is a sheet telling you what it is, how to use it and possible side effects.
Did it work?
Well yes eventually. It did not work immediately but within 24 hours it seemed to have reduced the itching. I took the tablet over several days and it did reduce the itching which made me stop scratching and it all settled down again. When it does flare up I usually take a tablet which settles it down before it becomes full blown again. I think it is a useful tablet to have in the medicine cupboard so that it is always available. On occasions when my wife has eaten fish or chicken she gets swelling of her lips she takes one of these and within a couple of hours the swelling has subsided. I have literally sat and watch her lips swell in front of my eyes and have tell her to stop eating.
It is useful to avoid whatever is irritating you in the first place. I remember whilst on holiday one year and sitting with my daughter on the lawn surrounded by Jasmine bushes. Within about five minutes her eyes were streaming and we had to move and go back inside. She does suffer terribly with Hayfever and dreads the summer months it is pretty annoying as it meant that we were limited as to what flowers we could have in the house when she lived at home.
Would I recommend Clarityn?
Yes I would definitely recommend Clarityn to anyone who suffers from Hayfever but it is probably for the best that you are checked by your GP in the first place. I have found it to be very effective albeit quite an expensive form of Loratadine when a generic brand can be bought for much less and gives the same effect. Hayfever season is about to start so those who suffer from it should really have a supply at hand.
My husband and I suffer terribly with hay fever. It seems to occur earlier in the year when spring is just beginning and can last for several months on and off. It is not at all enjoyable and some days it can be really bad where we are constantly sneezing, have sore eyes and feel a bit like we have a constant cold. I find that using Clarityn really helps.
In the packet you get 30 tablets and they are in blister packets so they are not safe for children so will need to be kept out of reach. We always keep a packet in the car as often find when we go out for the day in the spring we need them but we keep them in a locked glove box so our grandchildren can't reach them. It's important you read the dosage too. Sometimes these tablets can make people drowsy but it has never affected me in this way or my husband but do read the label and check for side effects.
When my hay fever is bad I take one as soon as I get up to try to keep on top of it. I find it helps to keep my hayfever at bay for the rest of the day but will need to take more regularly if it's a particularly bad day. They do definitely work, without these my eyes can be streaming and I feel miserable but when I take these it helps to take the symptoms of hayfever away almost completely.
Cannot praise them enough!
I have absolutely awful allergies, hayfever, dust allergies and hives. So I'm always on the look out for solutions. I've been using clarityn for years, when I was a child I used the syrup, now I use the tablets.
They are small and white and easy to swallow, which is great because I hate big tablets. But as much as they claim to give 24 hour relief, they really don't. I probably get about 8-12 hours relief from hayfever and rhinitis. They do really help my hives though, providing me 10-12 hours where I'm not itchy and covered in spots. But I still have to take a bendryl before bed, I'm not sure that is a good idea or not, but I hate waking up really itchy.
On the plus side it is non-sedating. I don't feel tired, but I do feel a bit mucousy on them, and a hint for women trying to get pregnant - taking these before ovulation will thicken ALL mucus. If you understand what I'm saying, not a good idea.
But these are the tablets I normally use throughout the year, the only downside is they are really expensive.
Until earlier this year I had never suffered with hayfever or allergies at all and I was pretty happy about that. I stupidly assumed that if you have hayfever you get it every year since you were little, I had no idea it could just strike when you were least expecting it like it did to me this summer. So when earlier this year my nose started running and my eyes started watering I knew it was time to invest in some hayfever tablets but as I had never suffered with it before I had literally no idea what brand to go for so I ended up picking the one's I found first which happened to be these 'Clarityn Allergy Tablets' which I had actually heard some pretty good things about from people I know who have suffered with hayfever a lot over the years. Im never going to be without a box of these again and I dont think anyone should be as hayfever can strike at any time!!
Price: Around 3.00 - 7 tablet box.
Stockists: Chemists, Supermarkets & Amazon - additional health questions WILL be asked if your buying from Amazon.
Other Info: These tablets claim to be fast acting, rapidly absorbed, for use on hayfever and other allergies & are said NOT to cause drowsiness so you can go to work or drive whilst taking these. Only take one a day and it is recommended you DO NOT drink alcohol while taking these as it may effect the results.
As with any tablets these may cause side effects (although the company does say they are very rare): tiredness, sickness, headaches, hair loss, effects on the liver & disturbances in heart rythym. Obviously if you have any concerns speak to your doctor before taking these tablets.
So these tablets comes in the usual metallic packaging and there is 7 in a box. The tablets are quite small and very powdery white in colour - like a very small paracetamol. They are very easy to swallow even for people who dont like swallowing tablets like me - these and a glass of water should go down pretty easily as they are small and dont really taste of anything. So I usually pop on of these first thing in the morning (as the effects are supposed to last 24hours so by that logic the effects should last until I go to bed).
Id say these tablets definitely helped me. Once I started taking these my nose stopped getting that horrible tingly feeling and stopped running more or less all together and my eyes that hours before were bright red and stinging like hell felt just fine. One thing I will say is that these did make me feel slightly drowsy. Not loads and loads so I was falling asleep on the bus and things like that but I didnt feel as awake and with it as I would normally so dont expect to take these and your symptoms to magically leave because you will be left slightly tired afterwards.
Apart from that though I would definitely recommend these tablets whether you think you need them or not as I reckon these are something that should be kept in every house just in case. They certainly helped relieve the symptoms of hayfever I had and helped me actually enjoy my summer without having to blow my nose every 2 minutes! So yes even with the slight tiredness I would recommend these tablets to everyone.
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As all hayfever sufferers know, summer can be a miserable time. You've just got over your winter colds when the sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes that come with hayfever kick in. I've been suffering from hayfever every summer since I was 10, and I've tried everything.
Clarityn is an antihistamine tablet with loratadine. Although marketed heavily in the summer for hayfever relief, it is a general anti-allergy tablet and can be used for other mild allergic reactions such as pet allergies.
The tablets themselves are very small, and so very easy to swallow even for someone like me who has problems with tablets. They come in packs of 7 or 30 tablets. Priced at approximately £3 and £9 respectively, Clarityn does not come cheap - but most chemists will have it included in a hayfever 3 for 2 offer in summer.
I started using Clarityn around 10 years ago to treat my worsening hayfever. It can be taken as preventative or treatment - by that I mean take it daily to prevent symptoms, or take it only at the onset of symptoms. I usually took it daily, as I had symptoms every day. On the whole I found that Clarityn was very effective in relieving my symptoms, although it was never 100%. I sneeze almost non-stop when I have hayfever, and to reduce to that to only occasionally was good. I didn't have a runny nose, and only occasional itchy eyes.
I continued taking Clarityn for several years, although occasionally I had to get prescription tablets as it just wasn't doing the job in particularly pollen-heavy summers, and I made the occasional foray into cheaper versions. Then two years ago, not only did the Clarityn stop working, it started making my hayfever worse.
Strange as it may sound, I am certain that it was the Clarityn making it worse. I was taking it daily, and wondering why my hayfever was so unbearably bad. Then I ran out of tablets, and didn't buy more for a couple of days. During those two days, my hayfever was much better - still bad, but nothing like it had been. Once I had more tablets, I took them for a few days then stopped again, and the same thing happened.
After that I didn't bother buying tablets over the counter, I got a prescription. I tried Clarityn again this summer, and while it wasn't quite as bad as it had been, it still made my symptoms worse. I won't be bothering with it again.
I don't know why or how Clarityn made my hayfever symptoms worse after working for years, but it did. I know that many people swear by Clarityn, or at least loratadine, for relief of their allergies, but I'm going to have to give this one star due to my own personal experience.
Thank goodness for Clarityn! we have been using it for over 15years,do we have hay fever? no we do not ,but I keep two tablets in my purse, a pack next to the bed and two tablets in my husbands wallet. We do not go anywhere without them and I shall tell you why.
20 years ago we sold our house and sailed away in the boat it had taken us 5years to build,all went well health wise until the second winter which we spent in southern Spain. There my husband was bitten on his arm by some insect that made it swell up as big as his leg! It was seriously scary all I could remember were stupid adventure films when they all shout if the swelling reaches his neck he´ll die! He was rushed off to A&E where he was treated for a poisonous spider bite and no longer looked like the Michelin man. Other bites ocurred always at night but with less dramatic results but still really painful with angry red swelling which lasted for days. It did not take us long to realise it was a huge reaction to mosquito bites . We tried every remedy we could but eventually just gave up going outside in the evening,we were the opposite of vampires and missed out on loads of fun because it just wasn´t worth the consequences. Then,along came Clarityn!! Recommended by a friend ,one tiny tablet changed our lives. If he takes one tablet as soon as he is bitten there is vitually no reaction! Hurrah evening barbecues on the beach ,walks in the sunset,no more hiding after dark.
How does it work - this is just my simple way of understanding it. Clarityn contains an antihistamine called loratadine. Everybody has histamine in their body,it is produced when your body has an allergic reaction. So some one like my husband who is hyper sensitive to mosi bite allergens produces buckets of it when he is bitten.Loratadine blocks some of your bodies histamine receptors thus reducing the reaction.It works for us.
Look out for the blue and green packs in your supermarket or chemist,the tablets come in afoil blister pack in 7 or 30 tablet packs. The tablets are tiny and easy to swalow even without water if you need to . as with all medicines read the instuctions carefully.
I hope that anyone reading this with a similar problem is having a halleluha moment,try them out.
I know some tablets are meant to be used for one specific purpose and Clarityn Allergy Tablets are usually meant for people with Hayfever.
I have never suffered from Hayfever but I have these due to other relatives suffering and they always claim they work so quickly and they are easy to swallow and take. There is one thing I have to say that I use them for and this is bites.
Now it might sound odd and perhaps other people might think I am not being honest but sometimes I get bites on my face from my garden, I have so many trees and flowers and occasionally I get horrible bites which swell up the face usually.
I take Clarityn Allergy Tablets because they seem to reduce the swelling completely. I take one of them a day which they recommend and the symptoms instantly become easier to tolerate. The itching sensation and the size of the bite itself are reduced. I hate it when I have a bite because they itch and not only that you also want to scratch the area as well.
I had to ask my doctor for some advice because I do take prescribed other drugs and they are allowed to be taken with them which was a huge benefit. I usually buy this product in a pack of 30 I believe and they are quite expensive and because they are so small you can easily lose them as well.
Swallowing them is not an issue either which is good news. I have never had side effects personally although some of my friends have claimed they have tired spells and they use them when they have Hayfever. Many people claim after a few days they get over the problems of Hayfever and feel a lot better and I think that is the good thing about them.
I also found out they are good to use with alcohol so you could have one and not feel restricted to eat and drink in a particular fashion either. I think for a tablet which helps Hayfever and even odd irritations that I have as well this is a great little product to have in anyones home.
I should stress that these do have a antihistamine inside them which is why they work so well and they can be brought in smaller amounts as well besides 30.
Clarityn is the brand name for a type of anti-histamine known as Loratadine. Antihistamines are fantastic for helping people with allergies, in particular people with hayfever like many members of my family. On the occasions when my Mum has not been able to have her Clarityn, her sneezing and "runny nose" are so much worse. Other allergies that Clarityn is great for include other things that cause nose symptoms, such as dust mites, and skin problems such as hives. For adults and children over 6, you can take a 10mg dose once a day, and a pack of 7 of these tablets is about £1.00 from Tesco's or £2.99 from Boots.
I know that for a lot of people, Clarityn is their lifeline when they are really suffering with allergy symptoms, and for that reason I think these tablets are great value for money. Common side effects of the tablets are drowsiness, headaches, dry mouth and sleep disturbances, among others which are detailed on the product information leaflet inside the box. The only people who are advised to avoid taking the medication are those with liver disease, urinary retention, glaucoma, and an enlarged prostate. The dosage is also different for children under 6.
Considering how miserable the symptoms of an allergic reaction can make you and how effective these tablets seem to be, I would say that this product is definitely good value for money and worth knowing about.
I only started to get hayfever in my early twenties and it has taken me six years to discover the relief that is Clarityn.
My hayfever primarily causes me to have terribly itchy eyes, so rather than take drugs I initially turned to eyes drops, but because I wear contacts my choices were limited. Most eye drops can't be used when you are wearing lenses, and those that can I found ineffective. A couple of years ago I started on the own brand tablets (being a bit of a cheapskate you see), nothing really hit the spot. This year, I bit the bullet and tried Clarityn... fantastic. Within two days my symptoms had totally disappeared, just one tablet a day, magic. I've not suffered any side effects either.
I know that on its own, one box is pretty pricey, considering that you go through a box a week. However, I know that Tesco run a BOGOF offer for a large part of the summer, this is when I stock up! I'm sure other stores will run various offers on it.
My one criticism would be that they over package it. The box is the same size as your standard painkillers box but each box has only seven tiny tablets in it. In my opinion they could easily halve the volume of their box and not only save on packaging, but make it even better for stashing in your handbag.
Clarityn are antihistamine allergy tablets predominantly used to treat Hayfever, but can also reduce symptoms of some other allergies - and I have to say, its very efficient!
My family have always suffered from Hayfever and taken Clarityn to relieve it - but up until last year I was lucky enough to be hayfever free. This didn't last long, and some days I would come home with my eyes swollen and prickly and practically unable to see, but I didn't take anything for them. This year however, it got so bad that I was practically blinded for a day and burst a blood vessel in an eye - which was the limit - so I took a Clarityn and simply haven't looked back!
Clarityn is an antihistamine with the active ingredient Loratadine - one of the few active ingredients that treat hayfever that are non-drowsy - infact, the only reputable tablets I found that wouldn't make me tired - perfect for an active lifestyle, busy days, or drivers!
They are reknowned for being 'Rapidly Absorbed' and did kick in and reduce my symptoms in about 20 minutes, and, according to the information can also be used for conditions such as rashes, itching or hives.
They come in boxes of normally either 30 or 7 - which, although sounds low, with only one dose a day they do last - and you really do only need the one dose! And although a larger box would probably be more convenient or cost effectve, they're often 2 for 1, particularly around the start of Spring and Summer when hayfever is running amock!
The tablets themselves are relatively small, less than a centimetre in length - for me personally, I have never before ben able to swallow tablets, but these are very easy to take and can easily be broken into two if required!
Furthermore, I have been able to take these despite other medication, and the only people advised against Clarityn as an allergy tablet are those pregnant or breast-feeding, children under 2, people with allergies to the ingredients or those having skin tests for allergies in the following few days. They're also fine for consumption with alcohol.
In this respect, I have found Clarityn to fit into my lifestyle ideally - the don't restrict consumpton of beverages, driving or other medication, don't require you to remember to take a second dose and can be taken before you leave the house in the morning - all things not achieved in one respect or another by the other main and recognised brand!
I would definitely recommend anyone with hayfever give Clarityn a try, its trusted, convenient and - most importantly of all - it works!
Clarityn Allergy tablets (Loratadine) is an antihistamine drug used to treat allergies, and marketed for its non-sedating properties. I personally use this with eye drops every summer to counteract my hay fever. I will start taking the tablets in April and stop taking them towards the end of August when the pollen levels are dropping. I take one a day and this is usually first thing in the morning.
The tablets usually come in a pack of seven but many retailers do a buy one get one free as there seems to be many companies pricing each other out, there have recently been larger quanity boxes available.
Side effects are rare and I havent noticed any problems myself, I do find that these tablets work a lot better when I use my eye drops as they both complement each other. Clarityn can be purchased from your local pharmacy or even from your doctor via prescripton which is always and added bonus as prescriptions here in wales are free.
On another note I have also found Clarityn to work well when I have a dust allergy that is sometimes triggered.
A must try for that seasonal sufferer.
Clarityn Allergy contains loratadine, a truly non-sedating antihistamine, and provides 24 hour relief of allergy symptoms with a single daily dose.