Piriton Allergy Tablets x 60 [Chlorphenamine]
Piriton Allergy Tablets are used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and allergies such as those from pets, house dust mites and itchy skin problems.
Piriton Allergy Tablets contain the active ingredient chlorphenamine maleate 4mg:
Chlorphenamine belongs to a group of drugs called antihistamines which help relieve the symptoms of some allergies and itchy skin rashes.
Piriton Allergy Tablets are used to treat the allergic symptoms: (runny or itchy nose with or without stuffiness) caused by hayfever and other allergies e.g. pet and house dust mite allergies. They also relieve itchiness, redness, swelling, tenderness and irritation associated with many skin problems.
You can take the tablets for things like:
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
How to Use
How to take Piriton Allergy Tablets
For oral use
Adults (including the elderly) and children aged 12 years and over:
Take one tablet every 4 to 6 hours
Do not take more than 6 tablets in 24 hours
Children aged 6 to 12 years:
Give ½ tablet every 4 to 6 hours
Do not give more than 6 half tablets in 24 hours
Do not give to children under 6 years of age
If symptoms persist consult your doctor
If you (or someone else) swallow a lot of Piriton Allergy Tablets all together, or if you think a child has accidentally swallowed any of the tablets, contact your nearest hospital casualty department or your doctor immediately. Do not drive if it is you who has taken too many tablets. Take the tablets with you so that the doctor can see what has been taken.
If you forget to take Piriton Allergy Tablets take a dose as soon as you remember, unless it nearly time to take the next one.
Never take two doses together
Take the remaining doses at the correct time
Hazards and Cautions
Check before you take Piriton Allergy Tablets:
Do not take Piriton Allergy Tablets if you:
Are allergic to antihistamines or to any of the other ingredients
Have taken drugs for depression called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) within the last 14 days
Please see your doctor before you take Piriton Allergy Tablets if you:
Have epilepsy, glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, an overactive thyroid, very high blood pressure, or heart, liver or lung disease
Are taking drugs to treat anxiety or to help you sleep
Are taking any medicine containing phenytoin for epilepsy
Taking this medicine with food and drink: As with other antihistamines the effects of alcohol may be increased.