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    Hi Peeps,

    edit; this is what I found best/cheapest/easiest if it helps


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    Just bought 6 months supply of Cetirizine, Loratadine and Beclomethasone for £13!

    6 months / 180 tablets of Cetirizine Hydrochloride £5.98 same as Benadryl and Zirtek
    http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/30-da..._1_177048.html

    6 months / 180 tablets of Loratadine £4.48 same as Claritin
    http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/aller..._1_177328.html

    6 months / 200 sprays of Beclomethasone £2.98 same as Beconase
    http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/hayfe...l_1_10468.html

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    With summer coming up (hopefully?!) it also brings with it horribly sniffy noses and swollen leaky eyes! (boo)!

    Where are the cheapest places that you buy your antihistamines from?

    I take 10mg Loratadine in the morning and 10mg Cetirizine at night.

    The best I've found for both is in Sainsburys, 14 tablets for only £1, which makes it only £4 per month for 28 of each. That's for Cetirizine but I'm pretty sure a packet of 14 Loratadine was the same price.

    I outright refuse to pay £4 or so for 7 Benadryl/Zyrtec tablets!

    I think that online pharmacies will be the cheapest place, because £1 for a packet of 14 is pretty fair value. Anyone use any that they'd recommend?

    Rybee
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    Why do you mix them lol

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    I just get the injection and then take cetirizine if im feeling particularly bad.
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    Try Amazon (I just got 30 cetirizine for £1 but I didn't really look closely at other options-lots of places on there with generic ones), or ask at a pharmacy or try online pharmacies, they're definitely the cheapest as they have generic ones in bigger packs. You can get 30 cetirizine for £1.30 from Lloyds, or 120 for £4.80.

    I never understand why people fork our a ridiculous amount for brand name antihistamines (or paracetamol or anything like that); I think basically most people just don't know there's no difference between them and cheap own brands.
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    (Original post by Dumachi)
    Why do you mix them lol

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    10mg Cetirizine doesn't give me enough relief for a 24 hour period so I split them 12 hours apart and take 10mg Cetirizine at night and 10mg Loratadine in the morning. I sleep with the window open so if I don't take anything at night time wake up with big puffy eyes and a blocked nose, so taking something before bed prevents this.

    As for alternating them, it's better to do that than take 2x Cetirizine's or 2x Loratadines per day


    (Original post by heidigirl)
    Try Amazon (I just got 30 cetirizine for £1 but I didn't really look closely at other options-lots of places on there with generic ones), or ask at a pharmacy or try online pharmacies, they're definitely the cheapest as they have generic ones in bigger packs. You can get 30 cetirizine for £1.30 from Lloyds, or 120 for £4.80.
    I didn't even think of Amazon, I've had a quick look and they are cheap! Will look at some online pharmacies too!

    (Original post by heidigirl)
    I never understand why people fork our a ridiculous amount for brand name antihistamines (or paracetamol or anything like that); I think basically most people just don't know there's no difference between them and cheap own brands.
    I also don't get this! My dad has recently had 'man flu' and insisted on taking beechams flu plus whatever things. It was just 500mg paracetamol and about 20mg caffeine in the tablets for about £3. Tesco were selling an own brand flu capsule with exactly the same content of paracetamol and caffeine and they were about 75p!
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    So glad that I saw this thread! Didn't even think about buying non brand names
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    (Original post by NiceToMeetYou)
    So glad that I saw this thread! Didn't even think about buying non brand names
    Well if it helps, this is what I just got! 6 months supply of Cetirizine, Loratadine AND Beclomethasone for £13!

    6 months / 180 tablets of Cetirizine Hydrochloride £5.98 same as Benadryl and Zirtek
    http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/30-da..._1_177048.html

    6 months / 180 tablets of Loratadine £4.48 same as Claritin
    http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/aller..._1_177328.html

    6 months / 200 sprays of Beclomethasone £2.98 same as Beconase
    http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/hayfe...l_1_10468.html
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    (Original post by Rybee)
    Well if it helps, this is what I just got! 6 months supply of Cetirizine, Loratadine AND Beclomethasone for £13!

    6 months / 180 tablets of Cetirizine Hydrochloride £5.98 same as Benadryl and Zirtek
    http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/30-da..._1_177048.html

    6 months / 180 tablets of Loratadine £4.48 same as Claritin
    http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/aller..._1_177328.html

    6 months / 200 sprays of Beclomethasone £2.98 same as Beconase
    http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/hayfe...l_1_10468.html
    Thank you so much!
    I've only ever taken Loratadine before, would you suggest trying the others too?
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    (Original post by NiceToMeetYou)
    Thank you so much!
    I've only ever taken Loratadine before, would you suggest trying the others too?
    If Loratadine works for you then I'd stick with it. Cetirizine works on more people but can make you slightly more drowsy, which is why I take it at night and Loratadine in the morning.

    I use the Beclomethasone spray occasionally when my eyes start streaming and hayfever overpowers me! It's very fast acting so does help when it all gets too much!
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    'Ome and Bargain sell 60p antihistamines.
 
 
 
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