Adults, the elderly and children (12 years and over):
Take 2 tablets 3 times daily before meals.
Do not use if you are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients in Pollinosan Hayfever tablets or if you are allergic to lactose.
Do not use during pregnancy or lactation unless under the guidance of a doctor.
Pollinosan tablets are non-drowsy so it does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.
Like all medicines, this product can cause some side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If they occur, side effects to Pollinosan Hayfever tablets are likely to take the form of a stomach upset, nausea or allergic reactions to the tablets which may appear as a skin rash.
These side effects are usually short-lived and if experienced, should go away by themselves without the need of any treatment. However, if they are troubling you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
1. Who should not use Pollinosan tablets? Are there any contraindications?
Pollinosan should not be used by people who are sensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients in the product, including those with lactose or milk allergies.
2. Is Pollinosan just for the relief of hayfever?
Apart from treating the symptoms of hayfever, you may also use Pollinosan to relieve the symptoms of allergic rhinitis (allergies to dust, animal fur etc). Symptoms of hayfever and allergic rhinitis are similar and include sneezing, watery eyes, runny or blocked noses.
3. How long can I take Pollinosan tablets for?
You may take Pollinosan tablets for as long as you need to. However, if symptoms worsen, or persist for more than 7 days, consult your doctor or other qualified healthcare professional.
4. How long do I have to take it before it starts to work?
This varies from individual to individual. Start taking Pollinosan tablets as directed and judge your response for yourself. If you feel no improvement within the first 7 days or if symptoms worsen whilst using Pollinosan tablets, see a doctor or other qualified healthcare professional.
5. As this is a homeopathic medicine, does it make things worse initially?
This type of reaction has been described when using homeopathic medicines and is part of the homeopathic ‘tradition’. The potential for individual reactions to medicines varies from person to person and, like all medicines, homeopathic or otherwise, Pollinosan tablets may cause minor side effects such as digestive upset or a rash but it is important to note that not everyone will experience them. If side effects do occur and you are worried, see a doctor or other qualified healthcare professional.
6. Can I use both the nasal spray and the tablets?
Yes, you may use both Pollinosan tablets and Pollinosan Nasal Spray together.
7. Can I take Pollinosan tablets whilst pregnant or breastfeeding?
Pollinosan tablets can only be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding whilst under the guidance of a doctor.
8. Can I give Pollinosan tablets to my 7 year old?
No, Pollinosan tablets should not be used by children under the age of 12. If your child is over the age of 6, you may wish to try Pollinosan Hayfever Nasal Spray as an alternative.