Piriton provides relief from numerous symptoms you may be going through such as hay fever, skin allergies, pet allergies and insect bites, suitable for anyone.
What is Piriton and what is it used for?
Piriton is used to treat and control allergic symptoms associated with hayfever and other allergies. Piriton contains an antihistamine, chlorphenamine maleate, an active ingredient which aids in relieving symptoms such as redness, swelling, itchiness and irritation.
Piriton can also be used for:
Allergies for example house dust mite
Nettle rash and hives
Who can take Piriton?
Piriton comes in two forms, liquid and tablets.
Piriton Syrup is for children 1 years old and over.
Piriton tablets are for adults and children 12 years and over.
How do I take Piriton and when should I take this?
This product comes with a spoon for an accurate dosage.
Please check the leaflet before use to find the appropriate dosage depending on the ages listed.
Children aged 1-2 - One 2.5ml spoonful twice a day. MAX 2 doses/day
Children aged 2 to 6 - One 2.5 ml every 4-6 hours MAX 6 doses/ day
Children aged 6 to 12 - One 5ml every 4-6 hours. MAX 6 doses/day
Children over 12 and adults - Two 5ml every 4-6 hours MAX 6 doses/day (total 12, 5ml spoonfuls)
Children aged 6-12 are required to take half a tablet every 4 to 6 hours
Adults and children aged 12 and above must take one tablet every 4 to 6 hours, do not exceed the dosage.
Can I take this if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Under extenuating circumstances your doctor may advise that you take piriton whilst you are pregnant or breastfeeding however this decision needs to be made by your Gp on a case by case basis. Always ensure you inform your doctor before starting any medication whilst pregnant.
Side effects and precautions
Not all patients will experience side effects however the common side effects reported with piriton are impaired concentration; poor coordination; dizziness; dry mouth; fatigue; headache; nausea and blurred vision. If you experience any of these symptoms ensure you contact your doctor or pharmacist to discuss further. Whilst you are taking this medication please ensure you avoid driving or handling heavy machinery.