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Piriton Syrup

Piriton Syrup

Pack Size: 150ml
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Age: 1 year + Pregnancy: Not suitable Breastfeeding: Not suitable View Patient Information Leaflet

Piriton Syrup: For effective relief against the painful and irritating symptoms of allergies, try Piriton Syrup, an antihistamine that treats the symptoms of hay fever and the itchy skin rash associated with chickenpox. It is a powerful drug when it comes to relieving allergy problems but is also gentle enough to be used on children aged 12 months and over.

Pharmacist Tip

If you are using Piriton syrup to treat chickenpox, try combining it with a soothing cream such as calamine to give your child maximum relief for itching. 

Mothers have used Piriton Syrup for decades and it is a household name when it comes to relieving the symptoms of allergies in children.

The active ingredient is chlorphenamine maleate which is in the antihistamine group of drugs. It can be used to treat allergic symptoms such as redness, itchiness, tenderness and swelling caused by dust mites, nettle rash, chickenpox, hay fever, heat rash and many other conditions.

Just take one dose of this fast acting syrup for long-lasting relief from all of the above symptoms and more.

Adults, including the elderly and children 12 years and over: Take 10ml every 4 to 6 hours.

Children 6-12 years:
Take 5ml every 4 to 6 hours.

Children 2-5 years:
Take 2.5ml every 4 to 6 hours.

Children 1-2 years: Take 2.5ml twice every day.

Not to be used by children under 1 year of age.

Do not exceed the maximum dosage 

The active ingredients contained in this medicine is/are:

Chlorphenamine maleate 2mg per 5ml. 

The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Syrup, Glycerol, Ethanol, Tingle flavour, Peppermint oil, Nipasept, Purified Water.

Not everyone will experience side effects when they take medication, however if you do they can include:

Drowsiness or sedation, blurred vision, dry mouth, nausea, dizziness, headache, fatigue, difficulty concentrating and/or co-ordinating.

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

  • Avoid use, if allergic to antihistamines or if MAOI medication is being taken. 
  • Patients with glaucoma, epilepsy, prostatic hypertrophy, heart disease or elevated blood pressure, asthma, bronchitis, thyrotoxicosis or liver disease should use this medication with caution. 
  • This syrup should only be taken during lactation or pregnancy only on medical advice. 
  • Do not consume alcohol when taking this syrup. 
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children.

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

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We offer free UK standard delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
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Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

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The Independent Pharmacy is an online pharmacy and online doctor service is owned and operated by ABSM Healthcare Ltd (Company Reg. 08515600) and Red Label Medical Ltd (Company Reg. 08676338). All information that appears on this website is intended for information purposes only and should be used to supplement, not replace, your relationship with your local healthcare professionals. You should consult your doctor if you think you may have a health problem or before you start taking a new medicine. Please ensure you always read the information leaflets supplied with any medicinal products.For more information see our policies and terms and conditions at the bottom of every page. © 2014 ABSM Healthcare Ltd. All rights reserved.
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