Piriton - Syrup 150ml (P)


Piriton - Syrup


Piriton Syrup helps calm any symptoms of allergies and helps you feel better instantly. It can be used for relieving hayfever and allergy symptoms and is even effective for soothing itchiness when you have chickenpox.

Piriton Children’s Allergy Syrup is a medication that is used to treat various allergic symptoms such as hayfever, hives, and other allergies. It contains an active ingredient called chlorphenamine maleate, which is an antihistamine. The antihistamine helps relieve symptoms of allergies and itchy skin rashes. 

How to use:

Please read the table carefully for proper dosage and directions of using this medicine. Use the two-headed spoon provided in the pack.

Age Dosage Maximum dose in 24 hours
1-2 years One small 2.5 ml spoonful twice daily at least 4 hours apart Two small 2.5 ml spoonful (5 ml)
2-6 years One small 2.5 ml spoonful every 4-6 hours Six small 2.5 ml spoonful (15 ml)
6-12 years One large 5 ml spoonful every 4-6 hours Six large 5 ml spoonful (30 ml)
Adults and children over 12 years Two large 5 ml spoonful (10 ml) every 4-6 hours Twelve large 5 ml spoonful (60 ml)


Do not take Piriton Syrup if you: Are allergic to antihistamines or to any of the ingredients listed above, Have taken drugs for depression called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) within the last 14 days.

Please see your doctor before you take the syrup if you: Have epilepsy, glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, an overactive thyroid, very high blood pressure, or heart, liver or chest disease, Are taking medicines to treat anxiety or to help you sleep. Are taking any medicine containing phenytoin for epilepsy.

Taking the medicine with food and drink: As with other antihistamines the effects of alcohol may be increased.

Pregnancy and breast feeding: Medicines should not be used during pregnancy, or breast feeding, without seeking advice from a doctor.

Driving and using machines: If the syrup makes you feel drowsy, do not drive or operate machinery.

If you take more syrup than you should: If you (or someone else) swallow more than the recommended dose, or if you think a child has accidentally swallowed more than the recommended dose, contact your nearest hospital casualty department or your doctor immediately. Do not drive if it is you that has taken too much. Take the syrup with you so that the doctor can see what has been taken.

If you forget to take the syrup: If you forget to take the syrup, take a dose as soon as you remember, unless it is nearly time to take the next one. Never take two doses together. Take the remaining doses at the correct time.


Each 5 ml of Piriton Syrup contains:

2 mg of chlorphenamine maleate as the active ingredient. The syrup also contains sucrose, glycerol, ethanol, tingle flavour, peppermint oil, water and, as preservative, a mixture of methyl, ethyl and propyl hydroxybenzoates (E218, E214 and E216).
Important information about some of the ingredients of the syrup:

The syrup contains sucrose. Diabetics should take care when using the syrup. Long term use of the syrup could increase the risk of tooth decay, so clean your teeth regularly. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking the syrup.
The product contains 6.3% v/v ethanol (alcohol), i.e. up to 515 mg per adult dose, equivalent to 13 ml beer, 6 ml wine per dose. Harmful for those suffering from alcoholism. To be taken into account in pregnant and breast feeding women, children and high-risk groups such as patients with liver disease or epilepsy.
Methyl, ethyl and propyl hydroxybenzoates (E218, E214 and E216) may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed)

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