Piriton Allergy Tablets
Piriton 4mg Hayfever Allergy Tablets, are a antihistamine medicine used to relieve allergies such as Hay Fever and more.
An allergy is when the body has a reaction to a particular food or substance, affecting more than 1 in 4 people in the UK at some point in their lives. Common symptoms of allergies are: sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, and itching.
Piriton is an antihistamine medicine which is a popular treatment for allergies, such as: hay fever, skin allergies, hives, food allergies, mould spore allergies, house dust mite allergies, pet allergies and insect bites. It can also be used to relieve the itchiness of chickenpox.
The active ingredient, chlorphenamine maleate, works by blocking the effects of histamine to relieve allergy symptoms. Piriton tablets should be taken at the first sign of an allergic reaction or over a period of time to prevent symptoms such as hay fever during a high pollen season to provide long-term allergy relief.
What are Piriton tablets used for?
Do you suffer from hay fever?
Do you have a food allergy?
Suffering from insect bites?
Piriton tablets are used to control symptoms caused by allergic conditions, including hay fever, hives, food allergy and insect bites.
You can also use Piriton can also be used for relieving itchiness associated with chickenpox.
How should Piriton antihistamine tablets be used?
Take by mouth only. Not recommended for children under the age of 6 years.
Dosage for Adults and children over 12 years:
Take 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hours. Do not exceed 6 tablets (24mg) in any 24 hours.
Elderly: The elderly are more likely to experience neurological anticholinergic effects, such as blurred vision, dry mouth, flushing and hyperthermia. Consider taking a lower daily dose, e.g. maximum 12 mg in any 24 hours.
Children aged 6 – 12 years: Half tablet to be taken every 4 to 6 hours. Do not exceed 3 tablets (12mg) in any 24 hours. When should Piriton tablets be used?
Use Piriton for the symptomatic relief of all allergic conditions responsive to antihistamines, e.g hay fever, runny nose, sneezing, hives, angioneurotic oedema (rapid swelling of the dermis), food allergy, drug and serum reactions and insect bites.
When should Piriton antihistamine tablets not be used?
Piriton tablets should not be used by anyone who is sensitive to antihistamines or any of the ingredients. Consult your GP before use if you have any other medical conditions, including, but not limited to:
Patients should avoid Piriton if they have:
high blood pressure
Do I need a prescription to order?
No, you don’t need a prescription from your GP to buy Piriton tablets online. They are, however, a Pharmacy Only medicine, meaning that they can only be purchased under the supervision of a pharmacist. This means that you will need to answer a few health-related questions before you can place your order. Equally, if bought from your local pharmacy, your pharmacist would need to ask you a few questions before your purchase.
Can I drink alcohol when I’m taking Piriton antihistamine tablets?
Doctor’s recommend that no alcohol is used when you take Piriton.
Read the leaflet before use.
Allergies affect may people, more than 1 in 4 suffer from allergies at some point in their lives. Children are more prone to allergies, although symptoms usually go away as the child gets older.
You can experience allergies to things that you were not previously allergic to. Everyday activities can be affected by allergies, but the effects are usually mild and can be controlled with medication.
You may occasionally get a serious reaction ,if this happens, medical attention should be sought.
Ask your Pharmacist for advise on allergy treatment.
You should consult a doctor if you get a severe reaction.
MyPhamacy has a large range of allergy treatments.
The best treatment for dry eye is eye drops such as Optrex or Golden Eye.
The best treatment for hay fever is Beconase.
Nasacort is a non drowsy nasal spray for fast acting hay fever relief.
Use syrup to treat children who will not swallow tablets.
See our full allergy treatment range here.
Read more about allergies.