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The active ingredient in piriton syrup is chlorpheniramine or Chlorphenamine maleate.
This is a type of medication that helps prevent or minimise the release of certain types of chemicals called histamines by cells of our immune system, when triggered by some offending allergens; allergens being substances that cause allergic reactions.
Piriton liquid syrup also contains E218 E214 and E216 preservatives, sucrose, peppermint oil, glycerol, ethanol, tingle flavour and water.
This liquid piriton usually comes in a bottle of 150mls, and each 5mls of the syrup has the euivalent of 1mg of piriton in it. This medicine is made by GSK Consumer Health.
This liquid form of piriton for children is used in the relief and treatment of the following conditions:
If you or your child develop an allergic rash with associated swelling of the lips or tongue or wheezing or difficulty in breathing, or even collapse, it is important that you call for urgent medical help. Piriton alone will not treat that. This could be serious.
As said above, piriton syrup is mainly for children, though it can be used by every member of the family in the right amount or dose.
The following is the recommended dose for piriton or chlorphenamine oral solution:
The side effects of piriton include
The above listed side effects are quite uncommon. The only side effect of piriton frequently seen is sedation or drowsiness.
When using chlorphenamine malate syrup, be sure not to take it with other medicines bought over the If you or your child has diabetes, be careful with the use of piriton syrup because of the sucrose content. Sticking to the treatment dose should be okay, especially in younger children. It is when large amount is taken like 10mls 4 to 6 times a day, as in older children and adults that the amount of sucrose in the syrup might become an issue in some diabetics.
Where to get piriton syrup from? You can buy piriton syrup from most chemist and over the shelves in some big supermarkets. You can also buy your piriton online here (see a link to do so just below).
Can you buy piriton for children over the counter? Yes. You can buy piriton for children over on eyear of age from most high street shops and chemist, depending on where you live. Looking to get one for a non-immediate use, you can order piriton online here now and get it delivered to you anywhere in the world (delivered to most countries) from a reputable UK based pharmacy and you will be rest assured you are getting a top quality medication.
You can buy Piriton Liquid Syrup here
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