Piriton Syrup is used to treat the allergic symptoms of hayfever and other allergies.
The active ingredient is chlorphenamine maleate, an antihistamine which can help to relieve the symptoms of some allergies and itchy skin rashes.
It can be used to treat the itchiness, redness, swelling, tenderness and irritation that can be caused by:
-hayfever and other allergies e.g pet, house dust mite and mould spore allergies,
-nettle rash and hives,
-skin allergies and dermatitis,
-prickly heat and heat rash,
-reaction to food, food additives or medicines,
-insect bites and stings,
-the itchy rash of chickenpox.
Each 5 ml of syrup contains 2 mg of chlorphenamine maleate.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).
Use the two-headed spoon provided with the syrup.Children under 12 months:Not recommended. Children aged 1-2 years:1 x 2.5 ml.Maximum daily dose: 2 x 2.5 ml spoonfuls in 24 hours.Children aged 2-6 years:1 x 2.5 ml every 4-6 hours.Maximum daily dose: 6 x 2.5 ml spoonfuls in 24 hours.Children aged 6-12 years:1 x 5 ml every 4-6 hours.Maximum daily dose: 6 x 5 ml spoonfuls in 24 hours.Adults and children aged over 12:2 x 5 ml every 4-6 hours.Maximum daily dose: 12 x 5 ml spoonfuls in 24 hours..Elderly : Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine as you may need to take a lower daily dose.