Newer type antihistamine tablets (Cetirizine, Loratadine, Telfast) for the treatment of hay fever available to buy online from Dr Fox Pharmacy.Start order
|Loratadine 10mg||30 tablets (1 month)||£5.50|
|Loratadine 10mg||60 tablets (2 months)||£6.80|
|Loratadine 10mg||90 tablets (3 months)||£8.40|
|Cetirizine 10mg||30 tablets (1 month)||£5.50|
|Cetirizine 10mg||60 tablets (2 months)||£6.80|
|Cetirizine 10mg||90 tablets (3 months)||£8.20|
|Telfast 120mg (fexofenadine)||30 tablets||£12.60|
|Telfast 120mg (fexofenadine)||60 tablets (2 months)||£19.20|
|Telfast 120mg (fexofenadine)||90 tablets (3 months)||£25.70|
Dr Fox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.
Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.
|Order value||Prescription fee|
|up to £10||£1.00|
|up to £20||£2.00|
|up to £40||£3.00|
If you have your own private paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).
Dr Fox prices are 25%–50% lower than other UK online clinics.
UK delivery only: £2.90 per consultation via Royal Mail 24 Signed For (1-3 working days with tracking).
Parcel forwarding services are not permitted. Use only UK home or work delivery address.
Returns and refunds - unwanted items can be returned within 14 working days for a full refund.
About antihistamine tablets
Dr Fox supplies cetirizine, loratadine, and Telfast antihistamine tablets on prescription.
Patients can order one, two, or three months of treatment, which is more than is available without a prescription. Prices are lower on prescription.
Loratadine and cetirizine are medical names for antihistamines. A number of drug companies make these antihistamines, which are sold under various brand names (e.g. Piriteze). Telfast is a brand name for the antihistamine fexofenadine.
Antihistamine tablets work by blocking the inflammatory effect of histamine.
How to take
- Cetirizine 10mg tablets: take one daily, swallowed with water.
- Loratadine 10mg tablets: take one daily, with or without food.
- Telfast 120mg tablets: take one daily with water before a meal. Avoid antacids within 2 hours of tablets.
Cautions and contraindications
People with significant liver or kidney disease or a history of irregular heart rhythms, epilepsy, or porphyria may not be able to take antihistamines and should consult with their regular doctor before treatment. For a detailed study about the effect on heart rhythms see Cardiovascular safety of antihistamines.
Antihistamines can cause drowsiness and affect ability to drive and operate machinery.
Cetirizine and loratadine contain lactose.
Skin testing for allergy
All antihistamines will interfere with allergy skin testing. It is recommended to stop taking antihistamine for at least 72 hours before any skin tests.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult a doctor before taking antihistamines. The manufacturers recommend to avoid them.
Information on antihistamine use in pregnancy: BUMPS (Best Use of Medicines in Pregnancy) - Treatment of allergic rhinitis.
All medicines can cause side effects although not everyone gets them.
Cetirizine, loratadine, and Telfast are all newer type antihistamines which are less sedative than older types of antihistamine. Older types of antihistamines have raised concerns of dementia risks.
Common side effects: Telfast is the only antihistamine supplied by Dr Fox which commonly causes side effects (in up to 1 in 10 people). These can include: headache, drowsiness, feeling sick (nausea), and dizziness.
Serious allergic reactions are rare and require immediate medical attention: swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, flushing, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing.
Occasionally people experience a rash or itching on stopping cetirizine.
Information on other rarer side effects is found in the patient information leaflets.
Patient Information Leaflets
The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine and must be read before taking the medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine.
- Cipla, 2020, Cetirizine 10mg: Summary of Product Characteristics, accessed 11 November 2020
- Accord, 2019, Loratadine 10mg: Summary of Product Characteristics, accessed 11 November 2020
- Cipla, 2020, Telfast 120mg: Summary of Product Characteristics, accessed 11 November 2020
Hay fever antihistamine tablets rated 4.75/5 in 16 product reviews
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Good stuff, works really well for me
Works for me every year
I. Hampshire Verified
Works for me, gets rid of runny nose, headaches and sneezing fast
J. Carroll Verified
Control my hayfever and no drowsiness like other meds
More effective and less side effects than anything else I’ve tried. I still get mild hayfever symptoms on high pollen count days but these have dramatically reduced them where other meds have failed. Great to be able to function again.
The order process
Answer short medical questionnaire
Choose medication, register, and pay
Doctor issues prescription online
Pharmacy team post medication direct