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Bell’s Healthcare
Hayfever and Allergy
10mg tablets
[Loratadine]
PACKAGE LEAFLET:
INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Read all of this leaflet carefully
because it contains important
information for you.

This medicine is available without
prescription. However, you still need
to take Loratadine carefully to get
the best results from it.
•  eep this leaflet. You may need to read
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it again.
•  sk your pharmacist if you need
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more information or advice.
•  ou must contact a doctor if your
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symptoms worsen or do not improve.
•  f any of the side effects gets
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serious, or if you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet, please
tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1.  hat are Bell’s Healthcare Hayfever
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and Allergy 10mg tablets are and
what are they used for
2.  efore you take Bell’s Healthcare
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Hayfever and Allergy 10mg tablets
3. How to take Bell’s Healthcare

Hayfever and Allergy 10mg tablets
4. Possible side effects
5.  ow to store Bell’s Healthcare
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Hayfever and Allergy 10mg tablets
6. Further information

Take special care with Bell’s
Healthcare Hayfever and Allergy
10mg tablets
Consult your doctor before taking
Bell’s Healthcare Hayfever and Allergy
10mg tablets if you
•  ave severe liver problems (you
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may need to take the medicine
less often, see “How to take Bells
Healthcare Hayfever and Allergy
10mg tablets”)
•  re having allergy tests, stop
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taking this medicine 48 hours
before the test.

Taking other medicines
This medicine is not expected to affect
any other medicines that you are
taking. If you are unsure about
interactions with any medicines, talk
to your pharmacist. This includes
medicines prescribed by your doctor
and medicine you have bought for
yourself, including herbal and
homeopathic remedies.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding
The safe use of Loratadine during
pregnancy has not been established.
The use of Loratadine is therefore not
recommended. Loratadine is excreted
i
n breast milk, therefore is not
recommended in breast-feeding
women.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for
a
 dvice before taking this medicine.

1. What are Bell’s
Healthcare Hayfever
and Allergy 10mg
tablets are and what are
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they used for
This medicine contains Loratadine which
belongs to a group of medicines called
antihistamines, which act to relieve the
symptoms of allergies.
It can be used to relieve the
symptoms sneezing, runny and itchy
nose and eye irritation and other allergies
such as pet and dust allergies. It can also
be used to treat raised symptoms of
urticaria which is often known as hives
and nettle rash.

2. Before you take
Bell’s Healthcare
Hayfever and Allergy
10mg tablets
Do not take Bell’s Healthcare
Hayfever and Allergy 10mg tablets:
•  f you are allergic to loratadine or
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a
 ny of the other ingredients in these
t
 ablets (see “What is in Bell’s Healthcare
Hayfever and Allergy 10mg tablets”)

These tablets can cause some people
t
 o feel drowsy. If you are affected do
n
 ot drive or operate machinery.

Important information about
some of the ingredients
This medicine contains lactose, if you
have been told by your doctor that
you have an intolerance to some
sugars talk to your doctor before
taking this medicine.

3. How to take Bell’s
Healthcare Hayfever
and Allergy 10mg
tablets
The following section contains
instructions on how may tablets
to take and when.

Do not exceed the
stated dose below
Age

How many
to take

How
often
to take

Adults and
children of
12 years
and over

One tablet

Once
a day

Children of
One tablet
2 to 11 years
who weigh
more than
30kg

Once
a day

Children of
2 to 11 years
who weigh
less than
30kg

Do not
give this
medicine
For children
over 2 years
of age and
who weigh
less than
30kg a syrup
form of this
medicine
may be more
suitable

Do not give to children who weigh less
than 30kg.
Do not give to children under 2 years.
If you have severe liver problems your
doctor or pharmacist may advise you to
take the recommended amount every
other day. If this applies to you follow
their instructions.
• Swallow the tablet with a drink
of water
• Do not take more than the amount
recommended above
• If symptoms do not go away talk
to your pharmacist or doctor

These other side effects are less
serious. If they bother you talk
to a pharmacist:












Other allergic reactions such
as skin rash, hair loss
Sleepiness, dizzy or exhausted,
headaches, difficulty sleeping
Feeling sick, dry mouth, stomach
pain, increased appetite
Rapid heart beat
Change in the way your liver works
For children of 2 to 11 years of
age headaches, feeling exhausted
or nervous were more common

If any side effect becomes severe
or you notice any side effect not
listed here, please tell your
pharmacist or doctor.

5. How to store Bells
Healthcare Hayfever and
Allergy 10mg tablets
Check the expiry date printed on the
label or side of the box. Do not use after
the expiry date stated on the label.
There are no special storage
recommendations for Loratadine.
However, do not store your medicine
in a very damp or very hot place,
such as the bathroom or kitchen.
In case of any visible signs of
deterioration, you should discard
the package.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
waste water or household waste. Ask
your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines no longer required. These
measures help to protect the
environment.

Keep out of the reach and sight
of children

If you take more Bell’s Healthcare
Hayfever and Allergy 10mg tablets
than you should

6. FURTHER INFORMATION

If you take too many tablets by mistake
contact your nearest hospital casualty
department or tell your doctor
immediately. Take your tablet pack
with you.

Each Bell’s Healthcare Hayfever and
Allergy 10mg tablet contains 10mg of
loratadine.

Symptoms of an overdose may include
sleepiness, rapid heart beat and
headache.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Bell’s Healthcare
Hayfever and Allergy 10mg tablets can
cause side effects, although not
everyone gets them.

If you get any of these serious side
effects, stop taking the tablets.
See a doctor at once
• Difficulty in breathing, swelling
of the face, neck, tongue or throat
(these are severe allergic reactions)

What Bell’s Healthcare Hayfever
and Allergy 10mg tablets contain:

The other ingredients are: Lactose
monohydrate, microcrystalline
cellulose, maize starch, magnesium
stearate.

What Bell’s Healthcare Hayfever
and Allergy 10mg tablet looks like
and contents of the pack

Each tablet is white round and flat with
a scoreline. Packs are 7, 10, 14 tablets in
blister packs in cartons
Marketing Authorisation Holder
and manufacturer
Relonchem Limited,
Cheshire House, Gorsey Lane, Widnes,
Cheshire, WA8 0RP, UK.
PL 20395/0088
Tel: 0044 207 419 5043
Email: Info@relonchem.com
This leaflet was revised in October 2012

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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