Allevia is selling out in shops as it is being snapped up by hay fever sufferers now the £4 tablets have been made available without a prescription for the first time
Hay fever sufferers are rushing to buy tablets only recently made available without a prescription after they have been hailed as a “miracle cure”.
But people sharing their great relief after using the medication means it is now selling out like wildlife.
The super-strength tablets were only available with an NHS prescription prior to this year, meaning you needed to see a doctor before you could get your hands on the pills.
However, Fexofenadine Hydrochloride, which is currently being sold under the brand name Allevia or Treathay in the UK, is now available over the counter for the first time, and it can be found at Boots, Superdrug and supermarkets like Asda and Tesco from as little as £4 a box on offer, as Yorkshire Live reports.
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It is said to be so good that some sufferers report seeing their hay fever symptoms ‘cured’ completely thanks to the tablets, which are stronger than traditional pills like Cetirizine Hydrochloride and Loratadine.
The new medication has proved so popular it has been flying off shelves, to the disappointment of some.
One hay fever sufferer told the publication they had been to three supermarkets in two different cities trying to find the medication but “it was completely sold out.”
They added: “I bought some online but even on Amazon Prime, there’s about a week-long delay on orders and it took a week to arrive on the ‘next day’ delivery service.
“The reason is, it works. It’s much more potent than regular hay fever tablets, so my reactions are much more under control.
“I don’t know what I would have done without it this year, when the pollen has been absolutely crazy.
“Last year I got some on prescription, but now they’re available over the counter it’s much easier and cheaper to get hold of them – until they all sell out.”
Other hay fever sufferers also shared how helpful they found the tablets.
Ben Newmark said: “HAY FEVER SUFFERERS Allevia is now available over the counter and I haven’t felt this good in the summer for a decade.”
Matty Ester added: “I have gone from having the worst hay fever you will ever see anyone have in your whole life, to feeling like I’ve never had it. Allevia, you have cured me.”
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