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Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S


FORMULAChlorpheniramine 4 mg
COMPANYGSK Consumer Healthcare
TYPETablet
About

About

Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S was created to bring relief to patients suffering from allergies and allergic reactions by working blocking histamine and its effects on the human body. A teaspoon or two, once or twice a day is commonly prescribed to patients to be ingested either with or without food. The dosage of Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S is dependent upon the patient’s age, medical condition, patient’s response to the drug, any medications patient might be having along with Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S and any adverse effects felt by the patient. It is recommended that patients ingest Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S at the same time each day and put an alarm as a reminder if need be.

Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S is safe to be prescribed to patients over the age of 1 year. Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S may be ingested by pregnant and lactating women only if and when extremely necessary and with the consent of a physician as trace amounts of Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S can be detected in breast milk. If the patient is having other prescription drugs along with Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S they must inform their doctor before taking Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S as drugs such as opioids, tricyclic antidepressants, MOA Inhibitors, and alcohol are said to interact with Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S negatively.

Adverse effects of Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S are rarely felt and effects such as dry mouth, fatigue, and drowsiness tend to resolve on their own in a few hours to days. If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

Indications

Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S can be used to treat:

  • Allergies (runny nose, watery eyes, etc.)
  • Hay fever
  • Insect bites 
  • Rhinitis 
  • Urticaria 
  • Oedema (angioneurotic)
  • Food allergies 

How Does Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S Work?

Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S belongs to a group of chemicals known as Antihistamines that work by blocking Histamine and its effects on the human body. Histamine is a natural substance found in the body that is very helpful in helping the immune system fight external and harmful invaders but reaction with pollen, insect bites, and other irritants can lead to an allergic reaction which Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S can successfully prevent.

How To Use Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S?

Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) either with or without food with plenty of water to help dilute the taste of the medicine. Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S is to be ingested on the advice of a physician and only for the period prescribed, not more. The dosage ought to be carefully measured out by an adult if Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S is used to treat children aged 1 year and above. Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S is not recommended for infants.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

A tablet per dose is recommended for patients aged 18 years and above. If Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S is prescribed to be ingested more than once in 24 hours, patients are advised to keep a 4-6 hour gap between each dose. Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S is considered safe enough to be prescribed 6 times (a tablet each dose) in 24 hours.

Child Dosage

For patients aged 12 years and above, the adult dosage may be administered depending on the patient’s weight. Half a tablet per dose is recommended for patients aged 12 years and below (depending upon each individual’s weight and age). If Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S is prescribed to be ingested more than once in 24 hours, patients are advised to keep a 4-6 hour gap between each dose. Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S is not recommended for patients aged 12 months and below.

Elderly Dosage 

Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S is safe to be ingested by patients aged 65 years and above. A lower dose of Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S might be prescribed if the patient is suffering from kidney or liver impairment.

Pregnancy Use and Lactation

Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S may be prescribed to pregnant women only when and if necessary and under the supervision of a physician. Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S is found in breast milk in trace amounts and is therefore prescribed quite rarely to breastfeeding mothers.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S:

  • Allergic reaction to Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S or any other drug or ingredient
  • Moderate to severe lung disease/impairment (such as chronic bronchitis and other COPDs)
  • Moderate to severe liver disease/impairment 
  • Moderate to severe kidney disease/impairment 
  • Moderate to severe heart disease/impairment 
  • Fructose intolerance 
  • Metabolic alkalosis 
  • Enlarged prostate 
  • Alcohol abuse 
  • Epilepsy 
  • Glucose-Galactose malabsorption 

Precautions 

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S:

  • Mild to moderate lung disease/impairment (such as asthma)
  • Mild to moderate liver disease/impairment
  • Mild to moderate kidney disease/impairment
  • Raised intraocular pressure
  • Hypertension 
  • Elderly patients 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S:

  • Alcohol 
  • Opioid painkillers 
  • Antidepressants 
  • Antipsychotics 
  • MAO inhibitors 
  • Other antihistamines

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines, Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S has certain side effects which include:

  • Dry mouth 
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness 
  • Headache 
  • Blurred vision 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt, the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor

  • Hypotension 
  • Arrhythmias 
  • Changes in the color of eyes and skin 
  • Muscular aches and pains

How To Cope with Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Dry Mouth- Can be helped by sipping water throughout the day, chewing sugarless gum, using alcohol-free mouthwash, allowing ice to melt in the mouth, or using a saliva substitute.
  • Fatigue- Patients experiencing this adverse effect, are advised to take deep breaths, intake tea or coffee, get a good night’s rest, and not overburden themselves for a few days.
  • Dizziness-If the medication makes you feel drowsy or sleepy, stop what you're doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Blurred vision - This side effect tends to go away on its own if a few days; patients are advised to not operate heavy machinery or drive any motorized vehicles in the meantime. If blurred vision persists, please contact your doctor.

FAQs

#1. How To Store Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S?

Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#2. Can I Drive After Taking This Medication?

This medication is known to make you drowsy hence if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

#3. What If I Take Too Much Of Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital right away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#4. What If I Miss A Dose Of Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#5. How Is Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S Supposed To Be Taken?

{{product} is to be ingested orally once daily or as per a doctor’s prescription. Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S is to be taken either with or without food with plenty of water to help dilute the taste of the medicine. Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S is to be ingested on the advice of a physician and only for the period prescribed, not more. The dosage ought to be carefully measured out by an adult if Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S is used to treat children aged 1 year and above. Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S is not recommended for infants.

#6. How Does Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S Work?

Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S belongs to a group of chemicals known as Antihistamines that work by blocking Histamine and its effects on the human body. Histamine is a natural substance found in the body that is very helpful in helping the immune system fight external and harmful invaders but reaction with pollen, insect bites, and other irritants can lead to an allergic reaction which Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S can successfully prevent.

#7. Will Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S Affect My Sexual Activity?

No, there isn't sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#8. Can I Take Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S During My Pregnancy?

No, Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S is deemed unsafe to be ingested during pregnancy unless it's extremely necessary and under the care and supervision of a medical professional.

#9. Is It SAFE To Have Painkillers While Taking Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S?

Not all pain killers are safe to be ingested while undergoing treatment with Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S. Opioid painkillers have been shown to react negatively with Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S.

#10. Can Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S Cause Dizziness? If So, How Should I Manage It?

Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.

#11. Is Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S Safe to Give To Elderly Patients?

Yes. This drug can be easily and safely prescribed to patients above 18 years of age. For elderly patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function, Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S may not be effectively removed from the body and so, in such cases, the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S.

#12. Does Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S Cause Addiction?

No. This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#13. How Long Will I Have To Continue Taking The Medication?

Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S is prescribed to be ingested for no longer than 2 weeks or as advised by your doctor.

#14. Can I Consume Alcohol With Piriton 4mg Tablet 20 'S?

Alcohol is known to make an individual dizzy, thus if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during your treatment.

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