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Cetirizine is an antihistamine medicine that helps the symptoms of allergies. It's much less likely to make you feel sleepy than some other antihistamines.
Cetirizine is available on prescription, but you can also buy it from pharmacies and supermarkets. It comes as tablets, capsules and as a liquid that you swallow. Children aged under 12 take piriton in pregnancy twice a day.
These may contain soya oil. Do not take cetirizine capsules if you are allergic to peanuts or soya. Who can and cannot take cetirizine Most adults can take cetirizine. Who may not be able to take cetirizine Cetirizine...
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About chickenpox Chickenpox is a common infection caused by the varicella zoster virus. Children under 10 years are most likely to catch chickenpox, but you can be affected at any age. The chickenpox virus is very contagious. You can catch chickenpox at any time of the year, but the infection is most common in the spring months.
Adults are also more likely to have a severe infection and develop complications, and it can be serious for newborn babies too. See our Complications section for more information. But sometimes the virus reactivates wakes uplater in life. This can trigger shingles, which...
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