McNeil Healthcare has claimed a market-first with a liquid-release hayfever capsule under its Benadryl brand.

The cetirizine-filled gel capsule would provide quicker relief from hayfever symptoms than traditional hard tablets because it allowed the antihistamine to be absorbed more quickly by the body, McNeil said.

Benadryl Allergy Liquid Release Capsules are being rolled out to supermarkets and chemists across the UK now (rsp: £4.99).