Prevalin Allergy Plus

Introduction

Introduction

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

 

 

As a result of completing this training you will be able to:

 

  • Have confident conversations about hay fever with your customers

 

  • Give expert advice on the effective management of hay fever

 

  • Confidently and appropriately recommend Prevalin Allergy Plus to your customers

 

 

This module will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Introducing the brand

Introducing Prevalin

Introducing Prevalin

Allergy Plus

 

 

New Prevalin Allergy Plus is the first product of its kind, providing:
 

 

  • Fast relief at the onset of allergy symptoms
     
  • Reduced sensitivity to allergens

 

 

56% of allergy sufferers agree their allergies get worse within the season or from year to year.1

 

 

 

1. Omega Pharma, September 2015, Survey of 156 allergy sufferers

 

 

Key facts about hay fever

Key facts about hay fever

 

 

Hay fever is increasingly common and now affects about a quarter of the UK population, 1 so it’s important that you advise customers how best to prevent their symptoms.

 

Common symptoms

 

  • Runny nose
  • Blocked nose
  •  Itchy nose
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal congestion

 

Identify the stage of allergic reaction


The best treatment option will depend on the customer’s symptoms and which stage of the allergic reaction the sufferer is at, to enable to most effective symptom relief:

 

1 Exposure
An allergen (like pollen or dust) enters the nose, sensitising the mast cells. A customer may not present with any symptoms at this stage.

 

2 Early-phase response
Sensitised mast cells release histamine, which causes itchy nose, runny nose and sneezing.

 

3 Inflammation
White blood cells enter the affected area, causing irritation and inflammation that lead to congestion.

 

4 Late-phase response
The inflammation leads to the release of even more histamine, which worsens symptoms like itchy nose, runny nose, eye irritation, sneezing and congestion.

 

 

1. Hay fever and Sport Report, commissioned by Care Allergy Defence and developed by Professor Jean Emberlin, Professor in Aerobiology, National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit, University of Worcester


 

How the product works

How Prevalin Allergy Plus works

 

The spray contains an anti-allergic therapeutic oil, which acts as a mast cell stabiliser to block the release of histimine, thereby reducing sensitivity to allergens and pollen over time.

 

The number of mast cells is reduced and those remaining become less sensitive. As a result, sufferers become less vulnerable to allergic reactions.

Prevalin Allergy Plus video

Prevalin Allergy Plus video - how it works

Key benefits

Key benefits 

 

Prevalin Allergy Plus is 5x faster than hay fever tablets*1 & reduces sensitivity to allergens.

 

  • Fast action: gets to work in 3 minutes2
  • Long-lasting relief2
  • Relief from nose and eye allergy symptoms
  • For hay fever, dust mite & pet allergies
  • For treatment and prevention
  • Stage of allergic reaction – 1 and 2 
  • Drug- and steroid-free


 

 


1. Data on file. 
*Compared to single active antihistamine tablets

Expert Advisor

Reasons to treat

Reasons to treat

 

There are a number of hay fever treatments available to help relieve symptoms. 

 

Prevalin Allergy Plus  is an allergen barrier &
mast cell stabiliser.

 

  • Allergen barriers

These line the nose, blocking allergen contact
 

 

  • Mast cell stabiliser

Line the nose, blocking allergen contact, and stabilise mast cells to reduce the release of histamine

 

Customer

Customer

 

WWHAM


Who is the medicine for? 


What are the symptoms?


How often and for how long have you experienced the cough?


Action - Have you tried anything to help the problem?


Medication - Are you taking any other medication?


Remember – for complete relief of hay fever symptoms, tablets, nasal sprays and eye drops can be used together where appropriate.

 

Always consult the pharmacist.

 

Product instructions

Product instructions

 

Prevalin Allergy Plus is available in a one month supply for adults and children over 12 years. It is suitable for athletes, pregnant & breast feeding women.


Ingredients 

  • Drug free solution.
  • Nasya Technology with clinically proven efficacy.
  • Steroid and antihistamine free.
  • Bentonite veegum, xanthan gum, glycerol monostearate, potassium phosphate, dipotassium phosphate, glycerin, sesame seed oil, perilla seed oil, spearmint oil, mixed tocopherols, water, preservatives.


How to use
Prevalin Allergy Plus contains a unique Thixotropic formula which when shaken becomes fluid for easy dispersion, then settles back onto the nasal lining as a gel to block allergen contact.

 

Prevalin Allergy Plus gets to work in 3 minutes. Use at the start of an allergic reaction 2 - 3 times a day (works up to 6 hours).

  • Shake vigorously 4 times upright & 4 times upside down before use.
  • Shake vigorously before each use
  • Prime the pump before initial use.
  • Hold the pump for 5-10 seconds
  • Apply 1 to 2 sprays into each nostril.

 

Prevalin Allergy Plus is a medical device. Always read the label.

Considerations

Considerations

 

When to refer

 

  • If symptoms do not improve or get worse after OTC treatment
     
  • People taking any other medicines or with other medical conditions
     
  • Wheezing and shortness of breath
     
  • Severe symptoms

Take action

Take action

 

  • Advise customers on how to manage hay fever
     
  • Recommend Prevalin Allergy Plus to customers as an effective choice for managing hay fever.
     
  • Explain how to use Prevalin Allergy Plus correctly for maximum benefits

End

 

Content contained in Bitesize is taken from the Omega Health's Quick Guide to Hay Fever Advice approved by Well for internal distribution. 

This material has been prepared to support your practice. Use of this material is not intended to replace the need to refer to the latest product information and other established sources of information. Information correct at time of publication. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information, Mediapharm does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions. Mediapharm is not responsible for the content of any external websites mentioned.

 

© 2016 Mediapharm Ltd. V1.09.05.16. 

 

 

Well done you have completed this module.