Adult Hay Fever Treatment Guide - Browns Pharmacy Shopping

Adult Hay Fever Treatment Guide - Browns Pharmacy Shopping

What treatment is right for me? It’s a question that staff in pharmacies get asked almost every day between March and September each year, so Browns Pharmacy have broken down the options that are available to make hay fever medication as simple as it should be.

What is it?

How do I take it?

Why is it good?

Who can use it?

Cetirizine Tablets / Piriteze

Only needs to be taken once daily

Take it when you wake up in the morning and then just carry on the day

Adults and children above the age of 6 years*

Piriton Tablets / Chlorphenamine

Taken every 4-6 hours as needed

Can have a drowsy effect and so helps if your sleep is affected

Adults and children above the age of 6 years*

Benadryl Allergy Relief

Taken up to three times daily when required

Works in 15 minutes to relieve skin allergies and within an hour for hay fever. Allows for flexible dosing due to fast-acting nature

Adults and children between the ages of 12 and 65 years*

Opticrom Eye Drops

Up to four times a day in each eye

Prevents and relieves eye allergies and can be used alongside tablets and nasal spray

Adults and children above the age of 6 years*

Becodefence Nasal Spray

Up to two to three times daily

Prevents and relieves nasal allergies and can be used alongside tablets and eye drops

Adults and children above the age of 6 years*

Becodefence Kids is also available

 

Clarityn Tablets / Loratadine

Only needs to be taken once daily

Take it when you wake up in the morning and then just carry on the day

Adults and children above the age of 6 years*

Benacort Nasal Spray 

Either two sprays into each nostril in the morning or one spray into each nostril morning and night

High local anti-inflammatory action within the respiratory tract 

Adults over 18 years*