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Piriton is an allergy tablet containing the active ingredient chlorphenamine maleate. They are used to control symptoms caused by allergic conditions, including hayfever, hives, food allergy and insect bites. Piriton can also be used for relieving itchiness associated with chickenpox.

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  • Is only using this item for the following; hayfever/allergies; nettle/skin rash; hives; prickly heat; insect bite or sting; itchy rash.
  • Is over 6 years old. 
  • Is not pregnant or breast feeding
  • Understands that these may cause drowsiness and agrees not to drive or operate machinery if affected and agrees not to drink alcohol when using this medicine. 
  • Has never had an allergic reaction to antihistamines and is not currently taking any other antihistamines. 
  • Has not recently taken (previous 2 weeks) Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors for depression. 
  • Agrees to inform their GP if being treated with medication for high blood pressure; heart disease; epilepsy (particularly Phenytoin); glaucoma; enlarged prostate; liver or kidney disease; bronchitis/asthma or bronchiectasis; anxiety/insomnia. 
  • Is aware this product should be used with caution with any other medicine that has droswy effects. E.g. sleeping tablets. 

Warning: if the above criteria cannot be met or doesn’t apply to the intended user, this product would not be appropriate for use. If you have any queries please contact one of our healthcare team.
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Piriton Hayfever Relief 4mg Tablets - 500 Tablets

This content has been checked for quality and accuracy by
Shamir Patel Superintendent Pharmacist & Director GPhC: 2049338

What are Piriton tablets?

Piriton is an allergy tablet containing the active ingredient chlorphenamine maleate, an antihistamine. They are used to control symptoms caused by allergic conditions, including hayfever, hives, food allergy and insect bites. Piriton can also be used for relieving itchiness associated with chickenpox.

Active ingredients per tablet: Chlorphenamine Maleate 4 mg.


How does an antihistamine work?

An antihistamine works by stopping histamines that are produced by the body. Histamine is produced when the body detects an infection. However, allergies are formed because the body thinks that something harmful has come into contact with the body. This causes the symptoms that are associated with the allergy. Using an antihistamine before coming into contact with what causes the allergic reaction will reduce the symptoms that appear. 


How should Piriton antihistamine tablets be used?

Piriton tablets are to be taken by mouth only. Not recommended for children under the age of 6 years.

The recommended Piriton dose for Adults and children over 12 years is 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. a maximum of 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?

Piriton is indicated for 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 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:

  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Prostatic hypertrophy
  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
If you notice a side effect, then you should speak to a doctor as soon as possible. You can also report any side effect by using the MHRA's Yellow Card scheme.

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.

Your answers will be used by our pharmacists to make sure this treatment is suitable for you. Certain medicines or conditions may impact the suitability of the product and may cause side effects. When our pharmacists review your answers, this is the sort of information they are looking for. If the Piriton tablets seem suitable for you to use, they will be dispensed from our pharmacy and delivered to your chosen address.


Can I take these tablets if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

No, Piriton tablets should not be taken if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Please consult your GP if you believe you need antihistamines such as Piriton.


Can I drink alcohol when I’m taking Piriton antihistamine tablets?

No, alcohol is not recommended when you take Piriton.

Always read the information leaflet before use.


More Information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.


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1 tablet 4-6 hourly.
Maximum 6 tablets in 24 hours
6-12 years: half a tablet 4-6 hourly.
Maximum 3 tablets in 24 hours.
Not recommended under 6 years.
Tablets contain Chlorphenamine maleate 4mg.

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