NHS Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Wye Valley NHS Trust

 
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3 Respiratory system

COPD Treatment Guidelines

Prescribing Steroids in Respiratory Conditions

03-04-01 Non-sedating antihistamines

Cetirizine
First Choice

Self Care for minor self-limiting conditions and Hayfever

Licensed adult dose 10mg OD however doses up to four times a day on specialist advice may be recommended eg in complex urticaria


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Loratadine
First Choice

Self care for minor self-limiting conditions and Hayfever.


OTC View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Fexofenadine
Third Choice

3rd line non-sedating option, particularly for urticaria. Prescribe generically.

 


Green 3 View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Acrivastine
Non Formulary

Available to purchase over the counter (OTC) for self care


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Bilastine Ilaxten®
Non Formulary

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Desloratadine Neoclarityn®
Non Formulary

See Herefordshire LPT

 


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Levocetirizine Xyzal®
Non Formulary

See Herefordshire LPT

 


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Mizolastine Mizollen®
Non Formulary

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Rupatadine Rupafin®
Non Formulary

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