- cetirizine hydrochloride
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BecoAllergy 10mg Tablets
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Read this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
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
1 WHAT THIS MEDICINE IS FOR
BecoAllergy 10mg Tablets contain cetirizine hydrochloride, 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:
2 BEFORE YOU TAKE THE MEDICINE
This medicine can be taken by adults, and children aged 6 years and over. Some people should not take this medicine or should talk to their pharmacist or doctor first.
Do not take if you:
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if you:
Taking this medicine with food and drink
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Driving and using machines
Important information about some of the ingredients in your medicine
Taking other medicines
3 HOW TO TAKE THE MEDICINE
Adults and children aged 12 years and above Take 1 tablet once a day
Children aged 6 to 12 years Take half a tablet twice a day
DO NOT GIVE to children under the age of 6 years
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 go to your nearest hospital casualty department. Take the carton and this leaflet with you.
If you forget to take your medicine: If you forget to take a tablet, take one as soon as you remember, unless it is nearly time to take the next one, in which case skip the missed dose. Never take two doses together to make up for a missed dose.
4 POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, BecoAllergy 10mg Tablets can sometimes have side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you experience any of the following, stop taking this medicine and seek immediate medical help:
If you experience any of the following, stop taking this medicine and talk to your doctor:
Other effects which may occur include:
Common (affecting 1 in 100 to 1 in 10 people):
Uncommon (affecting 1 in 1000 to 1 in 100 people):
Rarely (affecting 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 1000 people):
Very Rarely (affecting less than 1 in 10,000 people):
Not known side effects
Some cases of memory loss and/or impairment have also been reported.
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 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.
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 will help protect the environment.
6 FURTHER INFORMATION
What is in this medicine:
The active ingredient is: Cetirizine hydrochloride, 10mg per tablet.
The other ingredients are: Lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate, hypromellose (E464), macrogol, titanium dioxide (E171) and polydextrose.
What this medicine looks like and contents of the pack:
BecoAllergy 10mg Tablets are white to off white capsule-shaped tablets, with ‘C10’ on one side and a deep breakline on the other. This pack contains 7, 14 or 30 tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Text revised: June 2015.