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cetirizine

 [sĕ-tir´ĭ-zēn]
a nonsedating antihistamine administered orally in the form of the hydrochloride salt for treatment of allergic rhinitis and chronic hives, and as a treatment adjunct for asthma.

cetirizine

(sə-tîr′ə-zēn′)
n.
A nonsedating antihistamine, C21H25ClN2O3, used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat allergic rhinitis and other allergic disorders.

cetirizine

Zyrtec® Therapeutics A potent, antiinflammatory H1-receptor antagonist used for respiratory allergies; it has little CNS reactivity or cardiotoxicity and doesn't interact with other medicines. See Antihistamine.

cetirizine

An ANTIHISTAMINE drug used in the treatment of hay fever and other allergic conditions. A brand name is Zirtek Allergy.

antihistamine 

Any substance that reduces the effect of histamine or blocks histamine receptors, usually the histamine 1 (H1) receptor. It is used in the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis and also in the temporary relief of minor allergic symptoms of the eye. Common agents include antazoline sulfate, azelastine hydrochloride, cetirizine, chlorphenamine, emedastine, epinastine hydrochloride, ketotifen, levocabastine, loratadine and olopatadine. See hypersensitivity; mast cell stabilizers.
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found Waitrose charged PS10.10 for hayfever cure Piriteze, while a generic version in Poundstretcher was just 79p.
Hayfever tablets Piriteze were PS10.10 at Waitrose, while a generic version in Poundstretcher was 79p.
P-medicine and GSL oral solutions of most of the antihistamines are also available to facilitate this low dosing (ie, half a spoonful for a child), eg, Allerief (chlorphenamine), Benadryl Allergy Oral Syrup (cetirizine), Benadryl for Children Allergy Solution, Clarityn Allergy Syrup (loartidine), Piriteze Allergy Syrup, Zirtek Allergy Solution and Zirtek Allergy Relief for Children (cetirizine).
The story made no reference to the firm's Piriton and Piriteze products but adverts for them were included at the back of the book, printed on distinctlycoloured paper.
But a book funded by drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline, based on the popular Mr Men range, includes information on its products Piriton and Piriteze.
The first, most obvious, solution hayfever sufferers should try are antihistamine tablets, such as Piriteze or Benadryl, which relieve symptoms significantly.