PIRITON SYRUP 150ML
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What is Piriton Syrup?
Piriton Syrup is a medicine that is intended to be used to treat the symptoms associated with hay fever and other allergies. The active ingredient in the syrup is chlorphenamine maleate, which is an antihistamine that will treat the symptoms caused by an allergy, which include itchiness, redness, swelling, and irritation.
What is the cause of an allergy?
An allergy is caused by substances that the body thinks is a threat and as a result, the immune system triggers a response. This response includes releasing chemicals that help to defend against potential threats. One such chemical is histamine, which is the cause of many of the symptoms associated with an allergy. This is because histamine is designed to protect the body from the threat and the symptoms are a defence mechanism. Many allergy treatments are known as antihistamines because they suppress the histamine released by the body and reduce the symptoms caused.
Who is this Piriton Syrup suitable for?
This syrup medicine is suitable to be used by adults and children aged 1 and over. It should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients that are contained in the syrup. This syrup should also not be used if you have taken antidepressants known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) in the last 2 weeks, or are taking any other antihistamines. You should speak to a doctor or a pharmacist before using if you have any of the following, or any of the following apply to you:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- An enlarged prostate
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Intolerant to some sugars
Do not drive or use machinery when using this syrup and avoid drinking alcohol. If you are using any other form of medication, then seek advice before using.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this syrup?
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should consult a medical professional for advice before using this Piriton syrup.
How should Piriton Syrup be used?
The syrup should be taken using the provided spoon and taken by the mouth. The recommended dosages vary based on the age of the user. The recommended dosages are:
- Children aged 1-2 – ONE 2.5ml spoonful twice a day
- Children aged 2-6 – ONE 2.5ml spoonful every 4-6 hours
- Children aged 6-12 – ONE 5ml spoonful every 4-6 hours
- Adults and children aged over 12 – TWO 5ml spoonfuls every 4-6 hours
Do not exceed the recommended dosage under any circumstances.
Are there any side effects?
Like with any medicine, there is a chance of experiencing side effects. Potential side effects when using this syrup include:
- Drowsiness – which can help when taken at night
- Itchy and raised skin
- Swelling in the face
- Liver problems
- Increased bruising or bleeding
- Difficulty passing urine
- A headache
- Blurred vision
- Low blood pressure