The best hayfever tablets you can buy in the UK (top 6)

When the sun is out, you want to take full advantage of it. But for hayfever sufferers, it's often the sunniest days when their condition gets really bad, preventing them from leaving the house unless they're brave enough to face a sneezing fit.

Luckily, there are lots of hayfever tablets you can buy in the UK which can help you to manage your hayfever, even on days when the pollen count is very high. We thought we'd round up the best hayfever tablets you can buy from supermarkets and over the counter, let's get into it:

Piriteze (10mg tablets)

Piriteze is one of the biggest hayfever tablet brands in the UK, and sufferers of this condition will almost certainly be familiar with the brand already. The active ingredient is cetirizine hydrochloride, which is a popular antihistamine. These tablets are designed to provide relief for up to 24 hours, so you only need to take 1 tablet per day. Suitable for adults and children over the age of 6, they're a good all-round option. Learn more and buy them here -

Benadryl Allergy Relief 

Benadryl is another huge hayfever tablet brand here in the UK, and you'll find these tablets stocked in most major supermarkets. The active ingredient in Benadryl is Acrivastine, an antihistamine that is known for being non-drowsy, you can read more about it on the NHS website here. The downside of the Benadryl compared to other hayfever tablets would be that they only last for 8 hours and they take about 15 minutes to kick in, so you might need to take a few per day rather than just 1. Learn more and buy them here -

Benadryl Relief


Allevia isn't quite a household name yet in terms of hayfever tablets, but the brand is growing in popularity. The active ingredient is the antihistamine Fexofenadine which, similar to Benadryl, is also known for not making you drowsy. The other benefit of Allevia is that you only need to take 1 per day, as you'll get 24 hour relief from 1 tablet,  but it's not instant relief as it takes about an hour to kick in. Learn more and buy it here -


Bellis Healthcare Hayfever & Allergy Relief 10mg tablets

These hayfever tablets from Bellis Healthcare were very cheap at just £2.50 for 30 tablets. The active ingredient in these tablets is loratadine, which is classed as being non-drowsy but can make some people feel a bit sleepy after consumption. You only need to. consume 1 per day which is very handy, as is the fact that you can find these tablets stocked in supermarkets such as Aldi. Learn more and buy them here -



The active ingredient in these hayfever tablets from Treathay is fexofenadine, the same as the Allevia tablets. You only get 10 tablets per pack, but you only need to take 1 tablet per day which is very convenient. We also found these stocked in our local Tesco and Asda, so they're easy to get a hold of. Learn more and buy them here -


Clarityn Allergy 10mg tablets

As with the hayfever tablets from Bellis Healthcare, loratadine is the antihistamine in Clarityn. You only need 1 per day, and these tablets are suitable for adults and children over the age of 2. When we checked Boots online, these tablets from Clarityn Allergy were actually one of the highest-rated hayfever products on the website, with a 4.7 rating from more than 200 reviews. The main advantage over some of the other brands we've included in this list is that they're very fast-acting, so ideal for when you're out and about. Learn more and buy them here -


Hopefully, this guide helps you to find some effective hayfever tablets to help you as the pollen count levels increase! Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have any other suggestions for us. 

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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