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Cheap antihistamines

(16 Posts)
WallToWallBastards Tue 26-Apr-16 21:03:12

Can anyone recommend any over the counter antihistamines? Hayfever has hit me like a train today and unfortunately my budget won't stretch to the £3 for 7 tablets I had to buy in a pinch from superdrug . A bit wary of buying online without recommendations. In previous years I've been given them on prescription but I can't really afford unnecessary prescription charges now I have to pay for them blush

janethegirl2 Tue 26-Apr-16 21:05:01

Some supermarkets have them cheaper

Siolence Tue 26-Apr-16 21:07:53

Lidl. Ultra cheap.

thesandwich Tue 26-Apr-16 21:10:33

Ask your pharmacist for the generic ones which contain the ingredient in your regular ones- far cheaper

misscph1973 Tue 26-Apr-16 21:16:30

I get them for DH on ebay or Amazon in bulk. The type he uses is really cheap, I think it's £1.70 for 30 tablets, it's cetirizine hydrochloride, Sainsburys do them cheap aswell, I think it's under £3 for 30. Benadryl is the only antistamine brand that does not have cheap versions, it's just always expensive.

janethegirl2 Tue 26-Apr-16 21:20:11

You can get generic loratidine cheap too in the supermarkets. It depends which ones work for you. I find cetirizine a total waste of time.

swampster Thu 28-Apr-16 00:14:57

Boots often has generic Loratidine and Cetirizine on a buy-one-get-one-half-price. I like Cetirizine for me and Loratidine for DS1.

Runningtokeepstill Fri 29-Apr-16 15:37:29

I think Superdrug and even Poundland have had them in the past. Oldest ds, 22, has hay fever, among many other allergies and has sourced his anti-histamines from many cheap shops and been fine. They've been Loratidine or Cetirizine based.

QforCucumber Fri 29-Apr-16 15:39:22

Tesco own ones are fab! 14 for about £3 ish and they're really good!

MERLYPUSSEDOFF Fri 29-Apr-16 19:26:12

Buy generic loratadine on line. You can get a 33 month supply for less than £10.

hollinhurst84 Fri 29-Apr-16 19:29:27

Depends which you take
Links
http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/allergy-hayfever-relief-180-days-clarityn-substitute/prd-s2j

hollinhurst84 Fri 29-Apr-16 19:30:43

Zyrtec equivalent
http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/allergy-hayfever-relief-tablets-zirtek-equivalent-x-6/prd-s04

hollinhurst84 Fri 29-Apr-16 19:32:35

This link shows where the cheapest are currently (I take 4 a day so always on the hunt!)
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/cheap-hayfever-remedies#zirtek

peggyundercrackers Fri 29-Apr-16 19:36:11

Ive used chemist direct before and never had any problems.

SoupDragon Fri 29-Apr-16 19:41:13

I've just bought Galpharm(?) loratidine from Boots at £2.99 for 30 one a day tablets. They also do Certirizine hydrochloride.

EBearhug Fri 29-Apr-16 19:41:24

Zirtek is cetirizine hydrochloride. Clarityn is lo rationed. Pirton (older style, effective but can cause drowsiness) is chlorphenamine something. Buy it by the drug name rather than the trade name, but still shop around, as most supermarketsuccessful and pharmacies will do own-brand ones, but there can still be a great variation in price.

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