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Does Piriton stop cough?
Piriton Expectorant is a combination medicine used to treat cough. It thins the mucus in the nose, making it easier to cough out. This medicine also relieves allergic symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, throat irritation.
What is Piriton used for in babies?
Relieving symptoms of allergies such as hay fever, pet allergies, nettle rash (urticaria), food allergies and reactions to insect bites or medicines. Relieving symptoms of a more serious allergic reaction called angioneurotic oedema, which causes swelling of the eyes, lips, tongue or throat.
What is the side effect of using Piriton?
Common side effects include feeling sick (nausea), sleepy or dizzy. You may also have difficulty concentrating, a dry mouth, headaches or blurred vision.
How long can you give Piriton to babies?
Allergic Rhinitis and Hay Fever Using an antihistamine such as Piriton (syrup suitable from 12 months, tablets suitable from 6 years) or Piriteze (syrup and tablets suitable from 6 years) can help to relieve these symptoms.
Can Piriton be used as a sleeping pill?
You might think that using an antihistamine medication like piriton as a sleep aid is an easy solution for effortless rest, but you might have to live with its health complications far into the future. Long-term use can trigger muscle spasms, which consequently lead to worse insomnia.
What is Piriton used to treat?
Piriton tablets are indicated for symptomatic control of all allergic conditions responsive to antihistamines, including hay fever, vasomotor rhinitis, urticaria, angioneurotic oedema, food allergy, drug and serum reactions, insect bites. Also indicated for the symptomatic relief of itch associated with chickenpox.
Can you give Piriton to babies?
Piriton. Piriton provides fast, effective relief from hayfever and other allergy symptoms. Piriton Allergy Tablets can be taken by children aged 6 years and over. Piriton Syrup can be taken by children as young as 12 months.
Do you need a prescription for Piriton?
This medicine is available without prescription, but you still need to use Piriton Allergy Tablets carefully to get the best results from them. Keep this leaflet, you may need to read it again. If you have any questions, or if there is anything you do not understand, ask your pharmacist.
Is Piriton good for toddler cough?
They include pholcodine, dextromethorphan and antihistamines, and should only be used for dry coughs. Antihistamines can be helpful at night because they assist sleep. Some parents use older allergy medicines, such as Piriton, with their children for this reason (newer antihistamines don’t cause drowsiness).
Is it OK to take 2 Piriton at once?
Never take two doses together. Like all medicines, Piriton tablets can have side effects, but not everybody gets them. Children and older people are more prone to side effects.
Is Piriton used for flu?
Chlorpheniramine is used to treat runny nose, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu.