Piriton syrup has been trusted by mums for generations to help relieve the symptoms of hay fever and other allergies. It contains the active ingredient chlorphenamine maleate. Chlorphenamine belongs to a group of drugs called antihistamines which help relieve the symptoms of some allergies and itchy skin rashes.
Piriton Syrup is used to treat the allergic symptoms (runny and itchy nose, with or without stuffiness) caused by hay fever and other allergies e.g. pet and house dust mite allergies. It relieves the itchiness, redness, swelling, tenderness and irritation associated with many allergic skin problems.
You can take the syrup for:
How to take Piriton Syrup:
Do not take Piriton Syrup if you: Are allergic to antihistamines or to any of the ingredients listed above, Have taken drugs for depression called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) within the last 14 days.
Please see your doctor before you take the syrup if you:Have epilepsy, glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, an overactive thyroid, very high blood pressure, or heart, liver or chest disease, Are taking medicines to treat anxiety or to help you sleep.Are taking any medicine containing phenytoin for epilepsy.
Taking the medicine with food and drink: As with other antihistamines the effects of alcohol may be increased.
Pregnancy and breast feeding: Medicines should not be used during pregnancy, or breast feeding, without seeking advice from a doctor.
Driving and using machines: If the syrup makes you feel drowsy, do not drive or operate machinery.
If you take more syrup than you should: If you (or someone else) swallow more than the recommended dose, or if you think a child has accidentally swallowed more than the recommended dose, contact your nearest hospital casualty department or your doctor immediately. Do not drive if it is you that has taken too much. Take the syrup with you so that the doctor can see what has been taken.
If you forget to take the syrup: If you forget to take the syrup, take a dose as soon as you remember, unless it is nearly time to take the next one. Never take two doses together. Take the remaining doses at the correct time.
You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use
When you order this item it is subject to review and approval by one of our pharmacists. Our pharmacists may remove an item from your order if they feel it isn't suitable for you, or in order to comply with UK legislation.
How to take Piriton Syrup:
Each 5 ml of Piriton Syrup contains:
2 mg of chlorphenamine maleate as the active ingredient. The syrup also contains sucrose, glycerol, ethanol, tingle flavour, peppermint oil, water and, as preservative, a mixture of methyl, ethyl and propyl hydroxybenzoates (E218, E214 and E216).
Important information about some of the ingredients of the syrup:
Worked wonder for my son who suffers from hay fever and other allergies. Had to snap up as you do save a few pence as this brand is generally quite expensive. Does what it says on the tin so would always continue to purchase.
Tastes nice so easy to get the kids to take.