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Piriton Allergy – 30 Tablets


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What are Piriton Allergy Tablets?

Piriton Allergy Tablets are a form of treatment that helps to relieve the effects of hay fever and other types of allergy. The tablets work by reducing the symptoms associated with an allergy, such as a runny nose, watery eyes, and itchy skin. The tablets can also be used to treat skin allergies. The active ingredient in Piriton tablets is chlorphenamine maleate, which is an antihistamine.


How does an antihistamine work?

An antihistamine works by suppressing histamine, a natural substance that is released when coming into contact with a substance that causes an allergy. An allergy occurs when the body comes into contact with something it thinks is a threat when it is not. As a result, the immune system forms a defence which includes releasing histamine. Histamine is the cause of many symptoms associated with an allergy.


Who can use these Piriton Tablets?

These Piriton Tablets are suitable to be used by adults and children 6 and over. Anyone who is elderly should go to their doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using, as there is a higher risk of side effects. The tablets should not be used if you are allergic to chlorphenamine or any other ingredient contained in the tablets, are currently using any other type of antihistamines, or have taken MAOIs (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors) for treating depression. Speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using if any of the following apply to you:

  • Have very high blood pressure
  • Have heart disease
  • Are an epileptic
  • Have glaucoma
  • Have an enlarged prostate
  • Have liver disease
  • Have kidney disease
  • Have bronchitis
  • Have asthma
  • Are intolerant to some sugars

If you are using any other types of medication, then it is recommended that you speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using.


Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use these tablets?

Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should consult a medical professional for advice before using any form of medication.


How should Piriton Allergy Tablets be used?

The recommended dose of these tablets depends on the age of the user. It is recommended that children aged 6-12 take ½ of a tablet every 4-6 hours as needed, not exceeding 6 half tablets a day. Children over the age of 12 and adults should take 1 tablet every 4-6 hours, not exceeding 6 tablets a day.


Are there any side effects when using these tablets?

Because it is a medicine, there is a chance of side effects, though not everyone one will get them. The most common side effect when using these tablets is drowsiness because it is a first-generation antihistamine which can cause drowsiness. This can be helpful as the tablets can be used if symptoms are preventing sleep. Other side effects when using Piriton Tablets include:

  • An allergic reaction, including itchy skin, swelling in the face or mouth, or difficulty breathing
  • Liver problems
  • Bruising or bleeding easier
  • Have difficulty passing urine
  • Loss of appetite
  • Feeling tired
  • Dizziness
  • A headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pains
  • Dry mouth
  • Low blood pressure

If you notice any side effect, stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.


Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?

You do not need a prescription for Piriton Allergy Tablets, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that Piriton is the best choice for you.


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.


Helpful Advice on Medication Restrictions & Addiction

For further information on our medication restrictions policy, please click here.

If you are concerned about addiction to 'over the counter' medication, we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:

Adults: 1 tablet 4-6 hourly. Maximum 6 tablets in 24 hours. Children 6-12 years: half a tablet 4-6 hourly. Maximum 3 tablets in 24 hours. Not recommended under 6 years.

You should make sure that you carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use

  • Chlorphenamine maleate

  • Lactose

  • Maize Starch

  • Yellow iron oxide (E 172)

  • Magnesium stearate

  • Water

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