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BELLS HEALTHCARE HAYFEVER & ALLERGY 10MG TABLETS

Active substance(s): LORATADINE

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120 mm

HEALTH ESSENTIALS HAYFEVER AND
ALLERGY 10MG TABLETS

Giving this medicine to children

A syrup may be preferable for children.
It is important to know how much your
child weighs to make sure that you give
the correct amount of medicine. For
example, a 9 year old child weighs
about 30kg (4st 7lb). If in doubt weigh
your child and then follow the
instructions in the table.
Do not give to children under 2 years
or who weigh 30 kg (4st 7lb) or less.

[Loratadine]
• Have severe liver problems (you
may need to take the medicine less
often, see “How to take Health
essentials Hayfever and Allergy 10mg
tablets”)
Always take this medicine exactly as
• Are having allergy tests, stop taking
described in this leaflet or as your doctor,
this medicine 48 hours before the test.
pharmacist or nurse has told you.
If any of the above applies to you (or
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to
you are not sure), talk to your doctor,
read it again.
pharmacist or nurse before taking
• Ask your pharmacist if you need
Health essentials Hayfever and Allergy
more information or advice.
10mg tablets.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your
Children
doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
Do not give Health essentials Hayfever
includes any possible side effects not
and Allergy 10mg tablets to children
listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
younger than 2 years or to children 2 to
• You must talk to a doctor if you do
12 years old who weigh less than 30kg.
not feel better or you feel worse
There are other formulations more
What is in this leaflet:
suitable for children 2 to 12 years old
who weigh less than 30kg.
1. What Health essentials Hayfever
and Allergy 10mg tablets are and
Other medicines and Health essentials
what are they used for
Hayfever and Allergy 10mg tablets
2. What you need to know before you
take Health essentials Hayfever and Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or
nurse if you are taking, have recently
Allergy 10mg tablets
taken or might take any other
3. How to take Health essentials
medicines. This includes medicines
Hayfever and Allergy 10mg tablets
taken without a prescription.
4. Possible side effects
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
5. How to store Health essentials
Hayfever and Allergy 10mg tablets
Do not take Health essentials Hayfever
6. Contents of the pack and other
and Allergy 10mg tablets if you are
information
pregnant.
Do not take Health essentials Hayfever
1. WHAT HEALTH ESSENTIALS
and Allergy 10mg tablets if you are
HAYFEVER AND ALLERGY 10MG
breastfeeding. Health essentials
TABLETS ARE AND WHAT ARE
Hayfever and Allergy 10mg tablets is
THEY USED FOR
excreted in breast milk.
This medicine contains Loratadine which
belongs to a group of medicines called
Driving and using machines
antihistamines, which act to relieve the
These tablets can cause some people
symptoms of allergies.
to feel drowsy. If you are affected do
It can be used to relieve the symptoms of not drive or operate machinery.
sneezing, runny and itchy nose and eye
Health essentials Hayfever and Allergy
irritation and other allergies such as pet
10mg tablets contain lactose
and dust allergies. It can also be used to
If you have been told by your doctor
treat raised symptoms of urticaria which that you have an intolerance to some
is often known as hives and nettle rash.
sugars talk to your doctor before
taking this medicine.

2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
BEFORE YOU TAKE HEALTH
ESSENTIALS HAYFEVER AND
ALLERGY 10MG TABLETS

Do not take Health essentials
Hayfever and Allergy 10mg tablets:
• If you are allergic to loratadine or
any of the other ingredients in these
tablets (listed in section 6)
Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse
before you take Health essentials Hayfever
and Allergy 10mg tablets if you

3. HOW TO TAKE HEALTH
ESSENTIALS HAYFEVER AND
ALLERGY 10MG TABLETS
The following section contains
instructions on how many tablets
to take and when.
Always take this medicine exactly as
described in this leaflet or as your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse has told
you. Check with your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse if you are not sure.

How much to take:
Age

How much
to take

Once daily

1 x tablet

Once daily

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
If you take more Health essentials
Hayfever and Allergy 10mg tablets
than you should

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

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

Like all medicines, this medicine can
cause side effects, although not
everyone gets them.
The most commonly reported side
effects in adults and children over 12
years of age are:

. drowsiness
. headache
. increased appetite
. difficulty sleeping

The most commonly reported side
effects in children aged 2 to 12 years
are:

. headache
. nervousness
. tiredness

The following very rare side effects
(may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people)
have also been seen during the
marketing of Loratadine:

. severe allergic reaction

Aldi Hayfever leaflet
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Last amended 24 September 2015 v2

How often
to take

Children of 2 1 x tablet
to 12 years
who weigh
more than
30 kg (4 st 7lb)
Adults and
children over
12 years

260 mm

260 mm

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION
FOR THE USER
Read all of this leaflet carefully
because it contains important
information for you.

. dizziness
. fast or irregular heartbeat
. nausea (feeling sick)
. dry mouth
. upset stomach
. liver problems
. hair loss
. rash
. tiredness
Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
includes any possible side effects not
listed in this leaflet. You can also report
side effects directly via the Yellow Card
Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety
of this medicine.

5. HOW TO STORE HEALTH
ESSENTIALS 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 sight and reach of
children

6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK
AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Health essentials Hayfever and
Allergy 10mg tablets:

Each Health essentials Hayfever and
Allergy 10mg tablets contains 10mg of
loratadine.
The other ingredients are: Lactose
monohydrate, microcrystalline
cellulose, maize starch, magnesium
stearate.
What Health essentials Hayfever and
Allergy 10mg tablets looks like and
contents of the pack
Each tablet is white round and flat with
a scoreline. Packs are 7, 10, 14, 30
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 last revised in June 2015
D27-0155

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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