Piriton Syrup provides fast relief from the symptoms of hayfever and other allergies such as nettle rash, hives, heat rash, prickly heat, reactions to food & additives, medicines and insect bites. Unlike the Piriton Tablets, Piriton Syrup can be taken by children from as young as 1 year.
Piriton Syrup is a great hay fever treatment option for all the family but particularly children. Piriton understands how upsetting it can be for a parent to see their child suffering with symptoms of an allergy. Piriton Syrup can relieve the symptoms of hay fever and other allergies, the itchy rash of chickenpox, and can aid restful sleep when symptoms are troublesome at night.
Piriton Syrup contains the active ingredient, chlorphenamine maleate, a sedating antihistamine, which works by preventing the actions of histamine (the substance produced by the body as part of its defence mechanisms). Exposure to substances such as pollen, pet fur or dust can cause the body to produce histamine. Once released, histamine causes an increase in blood flow to the area of the allergy, and the release of other chemicals that add to the allergic response.
DOSAGE: For oral use. Use the two-headed spoon provided. 1-2 years: One small 2.5ml spoonful twice daily. Maximum daily dose: 2 small 2.5ml spoonfuls (5ml). 2-6 years: One small 2.5ml spoonful every 4-6 hours. Maximum daily dose: 6 small 2.5ml spoonfuls (15ml). 6-12 years: One large 5ml spoonful every 4-6 hours. Maximum daily dose: 6 large 5ml spoonfuls (30ml). Adults and children over 12 years: Two large 5ml spoonfuls (10ml) every 4-6 hours. Maximum daily dose: 12 large 5ml spoonfuls (60ml). Children under 12 months: not recommended.
Active ingredient Each 5 ml dose contains Chlorphenamine Maleate 2 mg. Other ingredients Sucrose, glycerol, ethanol, tingle flavour, peppermint oil, water and, as a preservative, a mixture of methyl, ethyl and propyl hydroxybenzoates (E 218, E 214 and E 216).
Suitable For adults, the elderly and children over the age of 12 months.
Methyl, ethyl and propyl hydroxybenzoates (E 218, E 214 and E 216)
may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed). For oral use only. Not suitable for children under the age of 12 months. Keep out of the reach and sight of young children. Do not take if your are allergic to the active substance Chlorphenamine Maleate. May cause drowsiness.