Piriton Syrup is a medicine that is intended to be used to treat the symptoms associated with hay fever and other allergies.
2mg of chlorphenamine maleate
Children aged 1-2 – ONE 2.5ml spoonful twice a day
Children aged 2-6 – ONE 2.5ml spoonful every 4-6 hours
Children aged 6-12 – ONE 5ml spoonful every 4-6 hours
Adults and children aged over 12 – TWO 5ml spoonfuls every 4-6 hours
Patients with renal or hepatic impairment should seek doctor’s advice prior to taking this medicine.
Like with any medicine, there is a chance of experiencing side effects. Potential side effects when using this syrup include:
- Drowsiness – which can help when taken at night
- Itchy and raised skin
- Swelling in the face
- Liver problems
- Increased bruising or bleeding
- Difficulty passing urine