Uses of Piriton Tablet

PIRITON 4MG TABLET is used in the treatment of allergy symptoms.

Piriton Tablet side effects

  • Sleepiness

How to use Piriton Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. PIRITON 4MG TABLET may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Piriton Tablet works

PIRITON 4MG TABLET is an antiallergic medication. When your body is exposed to an allergen (pollen, animal dander, house dust etc.), it produces a chemical called histamine. This causes watery eyes, runny or blocked nose, sneezing, skin rashes, itching etc. PIRITON 4MG TABLET works by blocking the action of histamine, thereby relieving these symptoms.

Piriton Tablet related warnings

PIRITON 4MG TABLET may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
PIRITON 4MG TABLET is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PIRITON 4MG TABLET is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or prolonged use of PIRITON 4MG TABLET may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
PIRITON 4MG TABLET may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
PIRITON 4MG TABLET is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of PIRITON 4MG TABLET may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of PIRITON 4MG TABLET may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
There is limited information available on the use of PIRITON 4MG TABLET in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Piriton Tablet?

If you miss a dose of PIRITON 4MG TABLET, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the PIRITON 4MG TABLET, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Piriton with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Arthrox
Brand(s): Panik
Brand(s): Equblam
Brand(s): Konit
Brand(s): Risure
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Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
Brand(s): Psycopan
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
Brand(s): Histiwel, Histanil

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Piriton

Hi my son is coughing a lot from last 1 day
Dr. Prashant Singh
Child Specialist
any anti tussive syrup would do if its a dry cough so can give Ambrodil or Piriton CSif its a productive cough any expectorant would be fine, like Ascoryl
Breathing problem, seems cough in chest and pain too while breathing, any method to heal it quickly?
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Hello, greetings from 1mg.comStop smokingif u do. Find a way to quit that works for you. Avoid areas with air pollution, dust, or fumes. Avoid shouting if these make you cough. Learn exercises to improve your breathing from ur attending doctor. Don't take drugs to lessen your cough. They can make this condition worse. Take mucolytics like Piriton mucolytic expectorant consult ur doctor for further management
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 13th Jun 2017.
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