Product Type: Piriteze Allergy & Hayfever
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Short burst of relief
Piriteze Allergy Tablets
Member Name: juicy_lucy
Piriteze Allergy Tablets
Advantages: Relief for short time
Disadvantages: No long term relief
I bought these before we went abroad but usually have some type of allergy tablets in the house especially for during the summer months.
WHAT ARE THEY?
These are tablets which promise to relieve the symptoms of : hay fever, skin allergies, pet allergies, and non-seasonal rhinitis (runny and itchy nose as well as skin allergies including a rash, itching and hives. Seems they have the ability to alleviate most everyday allergies so handy to have in the medicine box.
WHAT DO THEY CONTAIN?
They contain the active ingredient Cetirizine Dihydrochloride, which is the generic name for Zyrtec, which is an antihistamine.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS...
Before taking any medication, it is important to consider whether you are allergic to any of the ingredients and also to think about any possible side effects. As with all medication, these do carry a risk of side effects.
Common side effects: A common side effect of is drowsiness and fatique and could also include headaches, irritation or infection of the throat, and coughing. Gastrointestinal symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain and diarrhea. These symptoms are apparently not serious and should normally decrease with time, but if the side effects become worse, it is important to consult a doctor.
Serious side effects: Some side effects are serious and can cause harm. The following side effects need to be brought to the attention of your doctor immediately: increase in heart rate, high blood pressure and heart palpitations.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING
the tablets come packaged in a box with basic information and instructions on the back of the box; inside the box is a pamphlet containing full instructions and information.
There are seven tablets in the box which seems an unusual number but I can think only that its for a weeks dosage. The tablets are blister packed with each tablet having its own separate compartment. Each tablet is a small white rectangular shaped tablet with rounded sides so that they are say to take, with no sharp edges.
TAKING THE TABLETS...
Adults and children over the age of 12 years should take one tablet once a day. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 should take half a tablet twice a day. The tablets are not recommended for children under the age of 6.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
Whilst I have the pack of 7 tablets I have also seen them available in packs of12 and 30 tablets. I believe the pack of 12 is about £4.50 which isn't too expensive give that you need only one a day. They are widely available in chemists and supermarkets.
I took these when I recently had the runny nose and sore itchy eyes associated with half ever. Strangely I had never experienced this before and so self diagnosed and assumed it was hayfever. As recommended I took one on the first day and hilts I wasn't expecting any miracles I did find that within a relatively short period of time ( an hour or two) my most severe symptoms had lessened. I certainly wasn't experiencing the real eye itchiness I had been experiencing. The symptoms did reappear later in the day but I did get some relief from the symptoms for several hours. I took a tablet for two further days and the same pattern emerged. After a couple of days my symptoms disappeared but that was really because the hayfever had finished rather than the tablets working and getting rid of the hayfever.
Little Miss has also used these when she was 11, taking half a tablet twice a day and she had the same experience as I did but twice. Makes me think it might be more effective to take half a tablet twice a day and get relief twice!
In conclusion, they do slightly relieve symptoms for a time but not for the24 hours I expected given that they are to be taken once a day. If I suffer again I would take them since they are not expensive and compared to some people with hayfever my symptoms were mild. However, if I was near a chemist when symptoms struck I'd probably look for something else.
Thanks for reading
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