SAINSBURYS ONE-A-DAY ALLERGY AND HAYFEVER RELIEF 10MG TABLETS

Active substance: LORATADINE

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(Loratadine)

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Read this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
IN THIS LEAFLET:
1. What this medicine is for
2. Before you take the medicine
3. How to take the medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. Storing the medicine
6. Further information
WHAT THIS MEDICINE IS FOR

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Asda One-a-Day Hayfever and Allergy 10mg Tablets
contain loratadine, which belongs to a group of
drugs called antihistamines. These medicines help to
relieve the symptoms of some allergies.
This medicine is used to relieve:
• symptoms of hayfever and other allergies such
as sneezing, runny nose and burning, itchy eyes.
• symptoms of skin allergies such as rash, itching
or urticaria (hives).
BEFORE YOU TAKE THE MEDICINE
This medicine can be taken by adults, and children
aged 2 years and over provided they weigh over
30 kg.
Some people should not take this medicine or
should talk to their pharmacist or doctor first.
Do not take if you:
• Are allergic (hypersensitive) to loratadine or any
of the other ingredients in the medicine, listed in
section 6.
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor before
taking if you:
• Have liver problems. You may need to take a
lower dose.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding
• Do not take if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Other important information
• Tests have shown that this medicine does not
cause drowsiness in the vast majority of people
using it. Therefore it will not normally affect your
ability to drive or operate machinery. However
there may be very rare exceptions and if you
experience dizziness, nausea or drowsiness, do
not drive or operate machinery.
• This product contains lactose. If you have been
told by your doctor that you have an intolerance
to some sugars, contact your doctor before
taking this medicine.
• If you are going to have skin tests to identify
allergies, stop taking this medicine 48 hours
before the tests.
Taking other medicines
Asda One-a-Day Hayfever and Allergy 10mg Tablets
are not expected to interact with other medicines
you may be taking. However if you are unsure talk
to your pharmacist or doctor.

Further information overleaf.

HOW TO TAKE THE MEDICINE
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Asda One-a-Day
Hayfever and Allergy 10mg Tablets

AGE

DOSE

Adults and children 2
years of age and over
with a body weight of
more than 30 kg

Swallow one tablet
daily with water.

DO NOT GIVE to children under the age of 2
years or to children weighing less than 30 kg.
As a guide, an average 9 year old child weighs
approximately 30 kg (equivalent to 4 and a half
stone). Check the child’s weight if you are not
sure before you give them this medicine.
The use of Loratadine Syrup is recommended
in young children aged 2 years and over.
If you have severe liver
problems:
Adults and children 2
years and over weighing
more than 30 kg
(Check with your
pharmacist or doctor)

Swallow one tablet
every other day
with water

DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSE
If symptoms worsen or do not improve, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist.
If you take too many tablets: Talk to a doctor
straight away, or contact your nearest hospital
casualty department. Take the carton and this
leaflet with you.
If you forget to take a dose of Asda One-a-Day
Hayfever and Allergy 10mg Tablets: Take the
recommended dose as soon as you remember;
wait at least 24 hours before taking another tablet.
Do not take a double dose to make up for the
missed doses.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Asda One-a-Day Hayfever and
Allergy 10mg Tablets can sometimes have side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Serious side effects
Stop taking the tablets and tell your doctor or
go to a casualty department immediately if:
• you get any swelling of the face, lips, tongue
or throat
• you have any difficulty in swallowing or breathing
• you get a skin rash after taking the tablets.
The above symptoms may mean you are having a
very rare, serious allergic reaction to this medicine.

Other possible side effects
If any of the following side effects get serious or
concerns you, or you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, stop taking the tablets and tell
your doctor or pharmacist.
• Headache, nervousness and tiredness in children
aged 2 - 12 years.
• Drowsiness, headache, increased appetite and
difficulty sleeping in adults and children over 12.
• Very rare side effects are severe allergic reactions
(difficulty in breathing, wheezing, itching, hives
and swelling), dizziness, rapid heartbeat,
palpitations, feeling sick (nausea), dry mouth,
upset stomach, changes in liver function, rash,
hair loss and tiredness.
STORING THE MEDICINE
Do not use after the expiry date shown on the pack.
This product does not require any special storage
conditions.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
FURTHER INFORMATION
What is in this medicine:
The active ingredient is: Loratadine, 10 mg per
tablet.
The other ingredients are: Lactose monohydrate,
maize starch, pregelatinised starch and magnesium
stearate.
What this medicine looks like and contents of
the pack:
Asda One-a-Day Hayfever and Allergy 10mg Tablets
are white oval tablets with a break line and
markings ‘L’ and ‘10’ on one side.
This pack contains 7, 14, 30 or 60 tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Galpharm Healthcare Ltd, Upper Cliffe Road,
Dodworth Business Park, Dodworth,
South Yorkshire S75 3SP
Manufacturer:
Galpharm International Ltd, Upper Cliffe Road,
Dodworth Business Park, Dodworth,
South Yorkshire S75 3SP.
Text revised: 03/2013

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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