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Uses of Piriton CS Syrup

Piriton CS Syrup side effects

  • Stomach upset
  • Sleepiness

How to use Piriton CS Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Piriton CS Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Take it with food if stomach upset occurs.

How Piriton CS Syrup works

Piriton CS Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, which relieves dry cough. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic which helps reduce cough associated with allergies by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger, histamine. Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide is a cough suppressant which relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain.

Piriton CS Syrup related warnings

Piriton CS Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Piriton CS Syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Piriton CS Syrup is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Piriton CS Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Piriton CS Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Piriton CS Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Piriton CS Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Piriton CS Syrup helps relieve dry persistent cough.
  • Measure the syrup with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon.
  • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • It may cause dizziness and drowsiness. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Piriton CS Syrup as it can cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if your cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash or headache that lasts. These could be signs of a serious condition.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Piriton CS

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
10 days back, I was having fever , cough and cold with headache and body ache. Took levofloxacin 500mg 5 days plus Sumo for 3 day .Also Solvin decongestant tablet for 4 days. Still having cough and minor cold so from yesterday I started Piriton CS syrup. Do I need to start any antibiotic or is it fine to take Piriton CS syrup for 4 days? If I need to start antibiotic, please advise which one. Thanks.
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
sometimes after infection some cough may persist which takes time to settle but still visit ent specialist near you for proper examination
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User Feedback


Q. Will Piriton CS be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms, that are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Piriton CS?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Piriton CS. This medicine contains Chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your doctor that you are breastfeeding if you are advised to take this medicine.

Q. Can the use of Piriton CS cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Piriton CS Hydrobromide may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoiding driving car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episode while you are taking this medicine.

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  2. DailyMed. Chlorpheniramine maleate and dextromethorphan hydrobromide liquid. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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