Piriton tablets provide fast relief from the symptoms of hayfever, insect bites, skin allergies and food allergies. Suitable for adults and children.

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Piriton is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hayfever, insect bites, skin allergies and food allergies.  Hayfever is usually caused by exposure to grass, tree or weed pollen, and symptoms include itchy, runny and blocked nose; sneezing; and watery eyes.

Active Ingredient

Each Piriton tablet contains 4mg of Chlorphenamine Maleate as the active ingredient.  It also contains lactose monohydrate.  Each pack contains 30 tablets.

Who can take Piriton?

Piriton can be taken by adults and children aged 6 years and over.


Adults and children aged over 12 years – Take 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hours (maximum of 6 tablets per day)

Elderly Adults (aged 65 and over) – Take one tablet every 4 to 6 hours (maximum of 3 tablets per day)

Children aged 6 to 12 years – Take half of one tablet every 4 to 6 hours (maximum of 6 halves per day)

Side Effects

This medicine may cause drowsiness.  If your are affected by drowsiness please take care if driving or operating machinery and don’t drink alcohol.

Do not take Piriton if you are also taking prescription medicines known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI’s).

Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

This medicine should be used with caution during pregnancy because there is limited experience of its use.  Do not use this medicine if you are breastfeeding.


Store Piriton below 30ºC and remember to keep all medicine out of sight and reach of children. You should return any unused or date expired medicines to your pharmacist for safe destruction.

Further information

For further information on this product please contact us or check out the manufacturer’s product information.  Please read the patient information leaflet before taking this medicine.  Do not share medicines with another person even if their symptoms are the same as yours.  It is always better to check with their pharmacist or GP first.

If you order this medicine online you will be sent a link which will enable you to provide further information by one of our pharmacists.  It will allow us to check that this medicine is safe and appropriate for you to use.





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