Piriton Syrup is used to treat the allergic symptoms of hayfever and other allergies in those over the age of 1 year.
This is a Pharmacy Medicine item. We will ask you to complete a questionnaire to ensure this is appropriate for you which our pharmacist will check.
Warnings or Restrictions
Do not use if:
•You have taken monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) prescribed for depression in the last two weeks
•you are under the age of 1 year
•Avoid drinking alcohol with this medicine
•Do not take more than the recommended dose
•Piriton Syrup contains 6.3% v/v ethanol (alcohol), similar to 6.3ml beer or 2.6ml wine per 5ml spoonful. This could be harmful if you suffer from alcoholism.
•Do not drive or operate machinery if the syrup makes you feel sleepy dizzy or if you experience blurred vision.
•Please consult your pharmacist or doctor before using this medicine if you are currently pregnant, likely to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
•Please consult your pharmacist or doctor if you are currently taking any other medicines as this may cause an interaction.
•If you think you may be allergic to any of the ingredients contained in this medicine, please seek medical advice before taking.
•If you have any questions after you have bought this medication, please speak to your pharmacist.
Active ingredient: Each 5 ml dose contains Chlorphenamine Maleate 2 mg.
Other ingredients Sucrose, glycerol, ethanol, tingle flavour, peppermint oil, water and, as a preservative, a mixture of methyl, ethyl and propyl hydroxybenzoates (E 218, E 214 and E 216).
Methyl, ethyl and propyl hydroxybenzoates (E 218, E 214 and E 216) may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed)
Size (150) Unit (ML) Height (14) Width (5.9) Depth (5.9)
Product code: 326033
1-2 years: one 2.5 ml spoonful twice daily at least 4 hours apart (MAX in a day: two 2.5ml spoonful's (5 ml))
Tips & Advice
2-6 years: one 2.5 ml spoonful every 4-6 hours (MAX in a day: six 2.5 ml spoonful's (15 ml))
6-12 years: one 5 ml spoonful every 4-6 hours (MAX in a day: six 5 ml spoonful's (30 ml))
Adults and children over 12 years: two 5 ml spoonfuls (10 ml) every 4-6 hours (MAX in a day: twelve 5 ml spoonfuls (60 ml))
If you are only the age of 65 years you may be more likely to get side effects including confusion and you may need to take a lower daily dose please discuss with your pharmacist the right dose.
Take a dose as soon as you remember, unless it is nearly time to take the next one. Never take two doses together.
Piriton Allergy Syrup can be used to treat the itchiness, redness, swelling, tenderness and irritation that can be caused by:
•Hayfever and other allergies e.g. pet, house dust mite
and mould spore allergies
•Nettle rash and hives
•Skin allergies and dermatitis
•Prickly heat and heat rash
•Reactions to food, food additives or medicines
•Insect bites and stings
•The itchy rash of chickenpox.