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image Antihistamines

Antihistamines are commonly used to treat the symptoms of allergies and reactions to bites and stings.

Antihistamines generally come as tablets, creams, ointments and eye drops to reduce conditions such as watering, itchy eyes, running, itchy nose, sneezing, swelling and irritation of the eys, and to reduce hives, nettle rash and other allergic reactions.

Antihistamines work by blocking the action of histamine which the body produces as part of its natural defences. Histamine is released as a reaction to foreign substances (allergens), and starts a chain reaction that leads to the release of other chemicals that add to the allergic response. A typical result of which is itching.

There are two different types of antihistamine; sedating antihistamines which can enter the brain and cause drowsiness and non-sedating antihistamines which do not.
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Antihistamine Products

Non-Sedating Antihistamines

  • Benadryl


    The Benadryl range provides proven, effective allergy relief for adults and children in a range of capsules, creams and lotions.

  • Clarityn


    Tablets and eyedrops to provide fast, effective relief from the symptoms of hayfever and other allergies.

  • Galpharm


    Galpharm Allergy has a range of allergy and hayfever relief products, formulated to treat the associated symptoms. Click here to browse the eye drops, nasal spray and tablets.

  • Piriteze


    Piriteze, from the makers of Piriton, is an effective, once-a-day treatment for hayfever and other allergies.

  • Zirtek


    Zirtek is a 2nd generation antihistamine, which means it does not cause drowsiness in the majority of people, and offers a range of formats to suit the whole family.

Sedating Antihistamines

  • Avomine


    Avomine is a medicine containing antihistamine that helps prevent, and helps to stop travel sickness.

  • Haymine


    Sustained release tablets that provide relief from symptoms of hayfever, allergic rhinitis etc. which are responsive to antihistamines.

  • Phenergan


    Tablets and Elixir treatment for allergic conditions such as Hayfever, Rashes, Hives and Travel Sickness.

  • Piriton


    Piriton has been trusted to generations of parents to provide fast relief from skin allergies and hayfever.

Further Information

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