Chlorphenamine Maleate
Suitable for Children 1 Year and Over
Piriton Syrup contains the active ingredient chlorphenamine maleate. Chlorphenamine belongs to a group of drugs called antihistamines which help relieve the symptoms of some allergies and itchy skin rashes.
The Piriton Syrup is used to treat the allergic symptoms (runny or itchy nose with or without stuffiness) caused by hayfever and other allergies e.g. pet and house dust mite allergies. The syrup relieves itchiness, redness, swelling, tenderness and irritation associated with many skin problems
  • Hayfever
  • Skin Allergies
  • Food Allergies
  • Pet Allergies
  • House Dust Mite Allergies
  • Insect Bites
  • Mould  Spore Allergies
  • Also relieves the itchy rash of Chicken Pox
Each 5ml of syrup contains 2 mg of chlorphenamine maleate as the active ingredient. Also includes sucrose, glycerol, ethanol and a mixture of methyl, ethyl and propyl hydroxybenzoates (E218, E214 and E216). See leaflet for further advice.
Dosage: For Oral Use.
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).
Not recommended for children under 12 months.
Do not take the Syrup if you:
Are allergic to antihistamines or to any of the ingredients listed above. Have taken drugs for depression called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) within the last 14 days. Have epilepsy, glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, an overactive thyroid, very high blood pressure, or heart, liver or lung disease. Are taking drugs to treat anxiety or to help you sleep. Are taking any medicine containing phenytoin for epilepsy.Consult your doctor before taking these tablets if you are pregnant or breast feeding.These tablets may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision and loss of co-ordination. If you experience any of these effects do not drive or operate machinery.
Please read enclosed leaflet carefully before use.