CARE HAYFEVER AND ALLERGY 1MG/ML SOLUTION

Active substance: CETIRIZINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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2. Before you use this
Care Hayfever and Allergy
medicine
Do not use the medicine if you or
your child have….

1 mg/ml Solution

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(cetirizine hydrochloride)
Important information about Care Hayfever
and Allergy 1 mg/ml Solution
• This medicine relieves the symptoms of
hayfever in adults and children over 2 years.
• It can also be used for other allergies in older
children and adults. See section 3.
Do not….
• Drink large amounts of alcohol whilst taking
this medicine.
Now read the rest of the leaflet before you use
this medicine. It includes other information
which might be especially important for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need any more
information or advice.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in
section 6.
• An allergy to hydroxyzine or to piperazine
derivatives.
• An intolerance to some sugars e.g. fructose
as this medicine contains sorbitol.
• Moderate to severe kidney problems.
• Or your child is under 2 years old.

Talk to your doctor if you or your
child have….
• Poor kidney or liver function.
• Epilepsy or are at risk of convulsions.

Talk to your doctor if you or your
child are taking….
• Tranquillisers, sedatives (e.g. temazepam,
nitrazepam, diazepam, promethazine) or alcohol.
• An allergy test. You should not take Hayfever
and Allergy 1 mg/ml Solution for 3 days
before the test, as it may effect the result.

1. What the medicine is for
Hayfever and Allergy 1 mg/ml Solution contains
cetirizine, an antihistamine, to treat the
symptoms of allergies.
• It can be used for the symptoms of hayfever
in adults and children over 2 years.
• It can also be used for the symptoms of nonseasonal allergies which cause a runny, itchy
nose, and skin allergies such as rash, itching
and hives in adults and children over 6 years.
• Adults and children over 12 years may use it
for inflammation of the eyes caused by
allergic reactions (conjunctivitis).

Take special care….
If you take this medicine for long periods there
is an increased risk of tooth decay due to
mouth dryness. It is important to brush your
teeth regularly.

Pregnant or breastfeeding….
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
using this medicine if you are pregnant, might
be pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Care Hayfever and Allergy 1mg/ml
Solution

Colours Used
Black

Keyline

Component

Leaflet

Pack Size

200ml

PCP No.

23814503

RM No.

238145

Dimensions

338mm x 148mm flat (28.1mm x 148mm folded)

Proof No.

One

(non-printing)

Date

12/12/2012

Data Matrix: 23814503 VERIFIED

PCP Header Box
Printer

Darley Limited

RMS No.

1436

Operator

Elkie Bramall

Approved by

Date

Issued by

Date

Artwork No 435679
CRN

9233

Reason for
Change

Driving and using machines….
This medicine may slow down your reaction
time or cause drowsiness and you should not
drive or operate machinery until the effects
have worn off.

Important information about some
of the ingredients
• This medicine contains sorbitol. If you have
been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact your
doctor before taking this medicine.
• It also contains methyl and propyl
parahydroxybenzoates (E218) which may
cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed).

Children from 2 – 6 years (or weigh
less than 30kg)
One 5ml spoonful once a day or half a spoonful
(2.5ml) twice a day in the morning and evening.

Children under 2 years
Do not give to children under 2 years unless
your doctor tells you to.

For non-seasonal allergies (runny, itchy
nose, and skin allergies such as rash, itching
and hives).

If you take too much
Adults and children over 12 years:
Two 5ml spoonfuls (10ml) once a day.
If drowsiness occurs, take the medicine in the
evening.

3. How to use this medicine
Take this medicine by mouth.

For relief from hayfever

Children under 12 years
Do not give to children under 12 years unless
your doctor tells you to.
If you have kidney problems your dose may
have to be changed on the advice of a doctor,
depending on how much your kidneys are
affected.
DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE.
If your symptoms persist you should ask your
doctor for advice.

If you accidentally take too much, contact a
doctor straight away. Take the pack with you to
show which medicine you have swallowed.

If you forget a dose
Children from 6 – 12 years
Two 5ml spoonfuls once a day or one 5ml
spoonful twice a day in the morning and
evening.

Take the next dose as soon as you remember.
Do not take a double dose. You can then carry
on with the normal dose.

Adults and children over 12 years:
Two 5ml spoonfuls (10ml) once a day.
If drowsiness occurs, take the medicine in the
evening.

Children from 6 – 12 years
Two 5ml spoonfuls once a day or one 5ml
spoonful twice a day in the morning and
evening.

Children under 6 years
Do not give to children under 6 years unless
your doctor tells you to.

For allergic conjunctivitis
Adults and children over 12 years:
Two 5ml spoonfuls (10ml) once a day.
If drowsiness occurs, take the medicine in the
evening.

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Hayfever and Allergy 1 mg/ml Solution should
not be used whilst breastfeeding.

Deletion of 100ml pack size.

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4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Hayfever and Allergy
1 mg/ml Solution can have side effects,
although these don’t affect everyone.
Important side effects:
If you think you have any of the following side
effects or symptoms, stop using this medicine
immediately and see a doctor as soon as
possible.
• Allergic reactions which may cause difficulty
in breathing, fever, swelling of the mouth, lips
or skin, severe rashes, itching or hives.
• Convulsions (fits).
• Confusion.
• Hallucinations.
• Abnormal liver function tests.
• Rapid heartbeat.
Other possible side effects are:
• Mouth dryness.
• Headache or dizziness.
• Drowsiness or feeling unusually tired.
• Sleepiness in children.
• Restlessness in adults.
• Stomach upsets or nausea.
• Diarrhoea or constipation.
• Sore throat or runny nose.
• Dry eyes.
Uncommon or rare side effects are:
• Agitation.
• Fainting, feeling weak or generally unwell.
• Insomnia.
• Skin itching, tingling or burning sensations.
• Rashes e.g. hives.
• Aggression, depression.
• Tremors, tics, muscle spasm.
• Swelling.

• Weight gain.
• Unpleasant taste in the mouth.
• Low blood platelet count.
• Blurred vision or eye movement disorder.
• Problems with passing water.
If you notice these or any other side effect not
included above, stop use and tell your doctor or
pharmacist. They will tell you what to do.

Care Hayfever and Allergy 1mg/ml
Solution

• Keep it out of the reach and sight of children.
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on the
carton. The expiry date refers to the last day
of that month.
• Medicine should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of any unused
medicine. These measures will help to protect
the environment.

6. Further information
What the medicine contains
The active ingredient per 5ml is: cetirizine
5mg.
The other ingredients are: glycerol (E422),
propylene glycol, sorbitol (E420), methyl
parahydroxybenzoate (E218), propyl
parahydroxybenzoate, sodium acetate, acetic
acid, saccharin sodium, banana flavour, and
purified water.

What the medicine looks like
Hayfever and Allergy 1 mg/ml Solution is a
clear colourless liquid which smells of banana.
It is supplied in a 200ml bottle.

23814503

Colours Used
Black

Keyline

Component

Leaflet

Pack Size

200ml

PCP No.

23814503

RM No.

238145

Dimensions

338mm x 148mm flat (28.1mm x 148mm folded)

Proof No.

One

(non-printing)

Date

12/12/2012

PCP Header Box
Printer

Darley Limited

RMS No.

1436

Operator

Elkie Bramall

Approved by

Date

Issued by

Date

Artwork No 435679
CRN

9233

Reason for
Change

Thornton and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield,
HD7 5QH, UK.
This leaflet was revised in December 2012

5. Storing this medicine

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manufacturer

Deletion of 100ml pack size.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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