OREANDA-NEWS  The volume of sales of antihistamines in April reached 5.5 billion rubles, an increase of 43% year-on-year, in physical terms, the growth was 27%, up to 31.2 million packages, calculated in the CRPT (operator of the "Honest Sign" labeling system). The average cost of packaging sold for the year increased by 12.7% to 176.1 rubles.

In April, the number of packages of allergy medications sold in the pharmacy chain "36.6" increased by 69% year-on-year. In Zdravcity, the growth turned out to be at the level of 50% year—on-year - such an indicator is called "unprecedented" in the network.

Director of the Association of Independent Pharmacies Victoria Presnyakova speaks about the increased demand for popular allergy medications.

Including "Fenistil", "Suprastin", "Cetrin", "Zirtek", "Desloratadine". "Injection solutions were not particularly popular, but their sales increased," she notes.

Nikolay Bespalov, Development Director of RNC Pharma, explains that the demand for allergy medicines is highly susceptible to seasonality. This year, the climate spring started earlier, which led to an increase in sales. The expert calls the established period without rains an additional factor. "Judging by the feedback from drug buyers, many first encountered seasonal allergies this spring," adds Boris Popov, CEO of Zdravcity LLC.