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6 Months Supply Loratadine Tablets 30 pack or 180 Tablets - (Clarityn alternative) £5.95 @ Pharmacyfirst
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6 Months Supply Loratadine Tablets 30 pack or 180 Tablets - (Clarityn alternative) £5.95 @ Pharmacyfirst

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Posted 11th May
6 months supply of the tablets here, back in stock, if you needed some.

Loratadine is an antihistamine used to treat the symptoms that are associated with allergies such as hay fever, pet allergies, pollen, dust mites and skin irritations such as hives. It contains the active ingredient Loratadine which prevents the body from reacting to substances that may cause irritation. Brand name Clarityn.

Hope it helps someone.
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What is Loratadine?
Loratadine is an antihistamine used to treat the symptoms that are associated with allergies such as hay fever, pet allergies, pollen, dust mites and skin irritations such as hives. It contains the active ingredient Loratadine which prevents the body from reacting to substances that may cause irritation. Brand name Clarityn.


What are the benefits of taking Loratadine?
Taking Loratadine treats symptoms of watery eyes, runny nose, and some skin reactions. Loratadine provides relief within 1-3 hours of consumption.


How do I take Loratadine
Take the tablet with or without food once or twice a day or as directed by your doctor (if you are not self-medicating). If your symptoms do not improve within 3 days consult with your doctor. Only increase the dosage if your doctor advises you to.


What are the side effects of taking Loratadine?
The most common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, stomach upset, headaches. If you are worried about a less serious side effect consult with your doctor. However, if you experience an allergic reaction to the drug (which is rare) seek medical attention immediately.


Are there any precautions I should take before taking Loratadine?
Always consult with your doctor before taking any medications. Inform your pharmacist of your medical history before purchasing. Loratadine does not cause drowsiness however, do not use machinery or drive until you are certain you can perform such tasks correctly.


Inform your doctor before taking Loratadine if you:



  • Are Pregnant
  • Have phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • Are restricted in taking aspartame or phenylalanine
  • Suffer from hives
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Bassinvader11/05/2020 01:08

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Not free at all in Scotland, just funded by the Taxpayer. You'd be doing the NHS a massive favour going over the counter because with admin and everything else included a prescription costs an order of magnitude more.
Nayno11/05/2020 05:40

Just trying to understand how is it a favour if your paying shed loads on …Just trying to understand how is it a favour if your paying shed loads on NI?



Basic economics and efficiency... would you rather your Tax and NI was being used to dole out Paracetamol or XYZ at £30+ a box or for said person to pop into tesco and pay less than a £1, yes massive exceptions to this line of thinking but hopefully you get the idea. It's arguably false equivalence but if people had the sense to realise it then the Millions spent on prescriptions for over the counter meds could better be spent on other things, like nurses or maybe PPE. But hey whatever prescriptions are 'Free' in Scotland


I'm alright jack...
Edited by: "ewaste" 11th May
Aaaaacwhooo11/05/2020 07:51

If people need it and they have paid for a service (it's what the 's' in …If people need it and they have paid for a service (it's what the 's' in NHS stands for) then crack on. Years of tory and red tory underfunding have put the NHS in the state it is. Nothing to do with us poor plebs using it as intended.


I don't think the NHS was ever intended to supply penny drugs at considerable expense. And crazy you'd rather go to the trouble of getting a GP appointment, go to the appointment, etc., just to save a few pounds. Value your time!
BE AWARE I ordered this item from Parmacyfirst on 22nd April - thats almost 3 weeks ago and I am stiil waiting! Since ordering I have had 2 emails saying that due to Covid they are experiencing delays.

So if you need these tablets quickly I would warn against ordering form Pharmacyfirst. If my experience is anything to go by, if you order today you are unlikely to get the tablets until June.................
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Bassinvader11/05/2020 01:08

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Not free at all in Scotland, just funded by the Taxpayer. You'd be doing the NHS a massive favour going over the counter because with admin and everything else included a prescription costs an order of magnitude more.
ewaste11/05/2020 03:33

Not free at all in Scotland, just funded by the Taxpayer. You'd be doing …Not free at all in Scotland, just funded by the Taxpayer. You'd be doing the NHS a massive favour going over the counter because with admin and everything else included a prescription costs an order of magnitude more.


Just trying to understand how is it a favour if your paying shed loads on NI?
BE AWARE I ordered this item from Parmacyfirst on 22nd April - thats almost 3 weeks ago and I am stiil waiting! Since ordering I have had 2 emails saying that due to Covid they are experiencing delays.

So if you need these tablets quickly I would warn against ordering form Pharmacyfirst. If my experience is anything to go by, if you order today you are unlikely to get the tablets until June.................
Nayno11/05/2020 05:40

Just trying to understand how is it a favour if your paying shed loads on …Just trying to understand how is it a favour if your paying shed loads on NI?



Basic economics and efficiency... would you rather your Tax and NI was being used to dole out Paracetamol or XYZ at £30+ a box or for said person to pop into tesco and pay less than a £1, yes massive exceptions to this line of thinking but hopefully you get the idea. It's arguably false equivalence but if people had the sense to realise it then the Millions spent on prescriptions for over the counter meds could better be spent on other things, like nurses or maybe PPE. But hey whatever prescriptions are 'Free' in Scotland


I'm alright jack...
Edited by: "ewaste" 11th May
ewaste11/05/2020 03:33

Not free at all in Scotland, just funded by the Taxpayer. You'd be doing …Not free at all in Scotland, just funded by the Taxpayer. You'd be doing the NHS a massive favour going over the counter because with admin and everything else included a prescription costs an order of magnitude more.


If people need it and they have paid for a service (it's what the 's' in NHS stands for) then crack on.
Years of tory and red tory underfunding have put the NHS in the state it is. Nothing to do with us poor plebs using it as intended.
Aaaaacwhooo11/05/2020 07:51

If people need it and they have paid for a service (it's what the 's' in …If people need it and they have paid for a service (it's what the 's' in NHS stands for) then crack on. Years of tory and red tory underfunding have put the NHS in the state it is. Nothing to do with us poor plebs using it as intended.



I have always considered it as... I'm paying for others who are in more need of the service (life threatening diseases, where chemotherapy can cost thousands per dose), rather than being selfish and suck the life out of the NHS just to get my money's worth. That "S" in the NHS is a service that you pay for, to ensure your butcher, or your baker, or your bus driver are still alive to keep the community functioning.

This is an excellent deal considering it would cost more on prescription.
Aaaaacwhooo11/05/2020 07:51

If people need it and they have paid for a service (it's what the 's' in …If people need it and they have paid for a service (it's what the 's' in NHS stands for) then crack on. Years of tory and red tory underfunding have put the NHS in the state it is. Nothing to do with us poor plebs using it as intended.


I don't think the NHS was ever intended to supply penny drugs at considerable expense. And crazy you'd rather go to the trouble of getting a GP appointment, go to the appointment, etc., just to save a few pounds. Value your time!
Agree with all the comments that this is a waste of NHS resources. Give up a couple of pints and dig into your pocket and pay for them yourselves. It's selfish people like you that are preventing life saving drugs not being made available to the really sick people that absolutely need them. I think you should take a long, hard look in the mirror and think about others before yourself.
I doubt it was originally intended for cat or MRI scan. U going private for them too? Jk.
By all means buy your own if convenient and able to afford. But please don't try to make people who use the service in a valid way feel guilty that they don't buy their own. They are not a strain on the system.
Edited by: "Aaaaacwhooo" 11th May
cHinGy11/05/2020 13:28

I have always considered it as... I'm paying for others who are in more …I have always considered it as... I'm paying for others who are in more need of the service (life threatening diseases, where chemotherapy can cost thousands per dose), rather than being selfish and suck the life out of the NHS just to get my money's worth. That "S" in the NHS is a service that you pay for, to ensure your butcher, or your baker, or your bus driver are still alive to keep the community functioning.This is an excellent deal considering it would cost more on prescription.


It is an excellent deal. If you can afford and it's convenient buy your own. If u want to get it on prescription carry on.
Also some people who take loratidine, for instance for allergic asthma etc, might want to get it from a physical pharmacy to ensure they get the good stuff 😁
trevthebev1211/05/2020 17:16

Agree with all the comments that this is a waste of NHS resources. Give up …Agree with all the comments that this is a waste of NHS resources. Give up a couple of pints and dig into your pocket and pay for them yourselves. It's selfish people like you that are preventing life saving drugs not being made available to the really sick people that absolutely need them. I think you should take a long, hard look in the mirror and think about others before yourself.


People who use the NHS as intended are not selfish. Stop trying to shame people who are valid users of the service.
Where do you draw the line? Maybe we should have means tested prescriptions. If you got 10k ISA no chemo for you
I've looked in the mirror and am fine with what I see. Fyi just below the mirror is my prescription meds stash which includes loratidine
Aaaaacwhooo11/05/2020 18:30

People who use the NHS as intended are not selfish. Stop trying to shame …People who use the NHS as intended are not selfish. Stop trying to shame people who are valid users of the service.Where do you draw the line? Maybe we should have means tested prescriptions. If you got 10k ISA no chemo for you I've looked in the mirror and am fine with what I see. Fyi just below the mirror is my prescription meds stash which includes loratidine


Because it's free it doesn't mean there are unlimited funds in the NHS. Every prescription takes money out of the system. Therefore funds are less available to provide for expensive cancer drugs. I just hope you don't require an experimental new drug that the nhs says is too expensive to provide because then it will hit home.
jilawrence11/05/2020 08:18

Also 99p for a pack of 30 in Savers, if you have one nearby.Galpharm …Also 99p for a pack of 30 in Savers, if you have one nearby.Galpharm Hayfever and Allergy Loratadine 30s


Been wondering if Savers, indeed the shopping centre it is in, would be open at the moment?
jnm2111/05/2020 19:25

Been wondering if Savers, indeed the shopping centre it is in, would be …Been wondering if Savers, indeed the shopping centre it is in, would be open at the moment?


Our local Savers is in a shopping centre, and is one of the few stores open, along with a Wilko and an M&S food hall. The shopping centre itself are also waiving car parking charges.
Ouzoherb11/05/2020 18:54

Because it's free it doesn't mean there are unlimited funds in the NHS. …Because it's free it doesn't mean there are unlimited funds in the NHS. Every prescription takes money out of the system. Therefore funds are less available to provide for expensive cancer drugs. I just hope you don't require an experimental new drug that the nhs says is too expensive to provide because then it will hit home.


It's not exactly free. I've paid NI for it. My doctor thought I needed non experimental drugs for my ailments and that I should get them from the pharmacy on a prescription. Who would've thought he was wrong?

It's not the only thing on the prescription. And if it was only loratidine I would probably buy six months worth for a fiver so I didn't need to keep going but it's not so I don't.

If I bought my own those experimental drugs still wouldn't be available. They would just lower the NHS funding to adjust. you're kidding yourself if you think that's not how it works.
At that price, it's not to be sneezed at
Aaaaacwhooo11/05/2020 19:46

It's not exactly free. I've paid NI for it. My doctor thought I needed non …It's not exactly free. I've paid NI for it. My doctor thought I needed non experimental drugs for my ailments and that I should get them from the pharmacy on a prescription. Who would've thought he was wrong?It's not the only thing on the prescription. And if it was only loratidine I would probably buy six months worth for a fiver so I didn't need to keep going but it's not so I don't.If I bought my own those experimental drugs still wouldn't be available. They would just lower the NHS funding to adjust. you're kidding yourself if you think that's not how it works.


Never thought I'd see comments posted by people with such huge chips on their shoulders. Sadly, I have now
trevthebev1211/05/2020 21:01

Never thought I'd see comments posted by people with such huge chips on …Never thought I'd see comments posted by people with such huge chips on their shoulders. Sadly, I have now


Must be new to the internet 😁
Stay safe and have a good evening
Bassinvader11/05/2020 21:08

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Not even remotely tarring everyone with the same brush, the comments were in reply to others not directly in response to your first comment or I'd have quoted it. Hence "...yes massive exceptions to this line of thinking but hopefully you get the idea." and pointing out the arguable false equivalence in my own comments.

I personally take a similar approach of trying to be as little of a 'burden' on the NHS as I can, even when I am prescribed something it's a good mentality to ask the question of how do I get off this or going forward what would be an over the counter alternative. I'm lucky as it does help massively having medical professionals in the family before having to make an appointment with a GP or attending A&E etc.

Yes I've also worked in and around the NHS, as do family members including a Pharmacist, Fri/Sat night in A&E have been described as war zones by people who've actually been to war. I'm aware of the waste and inefficiency internally which is why I left my comments on this thread.

Essentially all I was trying to say is that it's not remotely 'Free' which you actually understand and may actively try and mitigate your impact, prescription abuse or misuse is just part of that puzzle along with everything else.

(Edit:- If it's not clear as day to everyone else, we are not talking about getting actual 'prescription drugs' e.g. those that actually need a prescription from a trained and authorised professional to acquire. We are talking about using the system to get a prescription for items that could otherwise be bought over the counter for a fraction of the cost, in order to directly save ourselves a few quid. Naturally exceptions to this hence the initial inclusion of "...yes massive exceptions to this line of thinking but hopefully you get the idea.")
Edited by: "ewaste" 11th May
Bassinvader11/05/2020 22:00

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Sorry if it turned into a bit of a ramble this lockdown malarkey in between 12hr shifts has left part-time keyboard warriors like myself wandering about and for various reasons this is a bit closer to home than a lot of things.

P.S. You've also been polite and reasoned, Scottish folk on the internet
Edited by: "ewaste" 11th May
ewaste11/05/2020 22:08

Sorry if it turned into a bit of a ramble this lockdown malarkey … Sorry if it turned into a bit of a ramble this lockdown malarkey in between 12hr shifts has left part-time keyboard warriors like myself wandering about and for various reasons this is a bit closer to home than a lot of things.


Hey dont knock it you got 16 likes so 16 other ramblers with nowhere to ramble too!
If your Rhinitis (hayfever /allergy) is severe like mine get your Doctor to write you a prescription for FEXOFENADINE. I have tried all the other Anti Histamines in tablet and nasal spray form and trust me nothing beats FEXOFENADINE. However in the UK it's prescription only. Check it up on BNF.
Edited by: "Hello_Mista" 11th May
If anyone is near a B&M store I got a pack of Loratidine tablets today for about 79p. I think they were a pack of 14. Might help someone who doesn't need 6 month's supply.
Hello_Mista11/05/2020 23:37

If your Rhinitis (hayfever /allergy) is severe like mine get your Doctor …If your Rhinitis (hayfever /allergy) is severe like mine get your Doctor to write you a prescription for FEXOFENADINE. I have tried all the other Anti Histamines in tablet and nasal spray form and trust me nothing beats FEXOFENADINE. However in the UK it's prescription only. Check it up on BNF.


I completely agree with you. I suffer from Rhinitis myself. I started off with the likes of Cetirizine and Loratadine however these stopped being as effective after long term use. I have to take tablets all year round and last year I was prescribed Fexofenadine 180mg to be taken once a day. I take one at night and it has done my hayfever wonders.
Bought been waiting for these to come about again , heat added, also 4.8% cashback on Quidco if you need to get anything else.
Online pharmacy like this, will be the death of community pharmacy. Be careful before you know it, your local community pharmacy will of closed down because they cannot compete with online shops, who have a fraction of the overheads of high street shops. Protect your community pharmacy.
Get what you want. You pay into the nhs, don’t be afraid to make use of it once in a while. But not for something that cost a tenth over the counter.

And to all those saying nhs is more for people who can’t afford it etc, what a load of rubbish. They’re the ones getting medicine that would have cost them less than a bus journey over the counter vs going to a gp!!
Dont pharmacists usually tell you if its cheaper to buy over the counter when you hand your script over? Mine does and hes saved me (and the NHS) a few quid over the years I would imagine.
bobzuruncle11/05/2020 23:56

If anyone is near a B&M store I got a pack of Loratidine tablets today for …If anyone is near a B&M store I got a pack of Loratidine tablets today for about 79p. I think they were a pack of 14. Might help someone who doesn't need 6 month's supply.


£1 for the 30 tablet packs in B&M (cetirizine also) and also 10% discount for NHS staff.
Thank you, I think these work better for me than Cetirizine
Shame they aren’t non drowsy.. wasted £6 this time last year on a similar listing
Phew genuinely wanted to check this deal out but all I could find was arguments. For a second I thought am on a twitter thread discussing Trump or Boris. Please can we just stick to deals and skip politics, all keyboard warriors can just go on twitter please!
Great deal if Clarityn works for you. My hayfever laughs at these tabs.
trevthebev1211/05/2020 17:16

Agree with all the comments that this is a waste of NHS resources. Give up …Agree with all the comments that this is a waste of NHS resources. Give up a couple of pints and dig into your pocket and pay for them yourselves. It's selfish people like you that are preventing life saving drugs not being made available to the really sick people that absolutely need them. I think you should take a long, hard look in the mirror and think about others before yourself.


That’s a good mentality if that’s what you do in real life.

however,I have pretty much had it drummed into me to look after no1 first and foremost.

i would assume your a pleasant person.

although I’m not necessarily addressing this particular subject.
I'm sure they are a box of 30 in poundland for those who don't want to stock up on 6 boxes
given heat, but its a shame the prices jacked up ready for the summer sneezing session I purchased 6 months of Loratadine during start of March for £4.75.

I still have find Loratadine a tad weaker than my usual Allacan Cetirizine and need to take Loratadine one in morning and one at night together with Beconase 8-1 spray.

Even the Allacans gone up a few quid here usually 4-5 quid also:

amazon.co.uk/All…8-7
Hello_Mista11/05/2020 23:37

If your Rhinitis (hayfever /allergy) is severe like mine get your Doctor …If your Rhinitis (hayfever /allergy) is severe like mine get your Doctor to write you a prescription for FEXOFENADINE. I have tried all the other Anti Histamines in tablet and nasal spray form and trust me nothing beats FEXOFENADINE. However in the UK it's prescription only. Check it up on BNF.



Did you try Beconase 8-1 hayfever spray ?

amazon.co.uk/Bec…-15

I tried many sprays also but found this one actually stops hayfever but you do need to take tablet also

How much roughly is your Fexofenadine supply? I have always heards good things about it but never tried it, been content with alternating loratadine and cetrizin for decades.
JohanEzer12/05/2020 08:48

I completely agree with you. I suffer from Rhinitis myself. I started off …I completely agree with you. I suffer from Rhinitis myself. I started off with the likes of Cetirizine and Loratadine however these stopped being as effective after long term use. I have to take tablets all year round and last year I was prescribed Fexofenadine 180mg to be taken once a day. I take one at night and it has done my hayfever wonders.



how much if you don't mind me asking was your Fexofenadine supply ?

I still alternate between the cets and loras whenever one stops working, but its good if there is a 3rd option just to give my body a total break.
emptypocketz12/05/2020 13:34

how much if you don't mind me asking was your Fexofenadine supply ?I still …how much if you don't mind me asking was your Fexofenadine supply ?I still alternate between the cets and loras whenever one stops working, but its good if there is a 3rd option just to give my body a total break.


As I am in England, I have to get it on a repeatable NHS Prescription. It's £9.15 I think however if you have multiple prescriptions each month, it might work out cheaper to get a pre-paid NHS Prescription Card. I ask for a 3 month supply each time.
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