oversensitive to 125 mg pills of Erfa?


I feel pretty confused, and would appreciate some feedback.

I have been buying 125 mg of Erfa in 500 ct bottles as that is the most cost-effective solution. However, lately, I have been itching all over my body, including the scalp. I tried another body lotion and shampoo, but the problems remained. I tried taking Benadryl one day, and the itching went away within hours. The next day, I did not take any Benadryl, and the itching started again.

I then went back to 30 and 60 mg pills of Erfa, and the itching improved within 24 hours and went away completely within 48 hours. I went back on the 125 mg pills, and the itching started again within a couple of hours. Which seems to suggest some kind of allergy.

I would be willing to pay a little more for the smaller pills as long as they work better. However, I cannot for the life of me understand why I would be sensitive to an ingredient in the 125 mg pills, yet do fine on the smaller pills? Don't they all contain the same fillers and binders? Or could I be reacting to the sugar content in Erfa; I assume 125 mg pills contain more sugar than the smaller ones?

Has anyone else experienced this?

7 Replies

  • You could be sensitive to the fillers/binders in the larger dose. They might use slightly different ones.

    I have read that if you think you might have a sensitivity to take 1 antihistamine tablet 1 hour before your next dose and if it resolves the itching you might have to change it.

  • Thanks! Benadryl seems to do the trick, which suggests to me that I am reacting to one of the fillers in the 2 grain pills of Erfa...so I might have to go back to the smaller pills, even if it's more expensive in the long run...

  • It sometimes becomes a mountain to climb in order to get well.

    I hope you feel better soon.

  • I am taking the 125 Erfa pills for cost reason with no problems, but it does look likely that you are sensitive to them. Maybe call the manufacturers and ask if the fillers in different doses are different. Good luck x

  • There seems to be one problematic batch in particular; I have three bottles from the same batch, and they have all given me the same problems. The batch number is 13C06, date of expiry 03/16. It would be interesting to know if someone else has experienced the same thing...

  • Jes me to have that experience, with Erfa 125 mg.

  • But my Erfa is from april 2015,

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