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Overview

Introduction

Pyrivin P Syrup is a combination medicine used to treat common cold symptoms. It provides temporary relief from congestion and stuffiness in the nose. It also helps to relieve allergy symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, throat irritation, and watery eyes.

Pyrivin P Syrup is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. It is better to take it with food to avoid stomach upset. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effect is allergic reactions which are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any side effects. It can also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your dizziness.

Never support self-medication or recommend your medicine to another person. It is beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication. Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Also tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Uses of Pyrivin P Syrup

Side effects of Pyrivin P Syrup

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Pyrivin P

  • Sleepiness
  • Allergic reaction

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Allergic reaction
    Avoid touching other areas of your body, especially your face. Wash the affected area with water. Put a cold compress such as an ice pack or wet washcloth on the itchy area in case of a mild reaction. Using moisturizing creams may also bring relief. Speak to your doctor if the itchiness or rash gets worse or does not go away. Get medical help right away if you see signs of severe allergic reactions such as difficulty breathing, swelling of face or throat, sudden weakness with dizziness and restlessness.

How to use Pyrivin P 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. Pyrivin P Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Pyrivin P Syrup works

Pyrivin P Syrup is a combination of two medicines: Paracetamol/Acetaminophen and Promethazine which relieve common cold symptoms. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Promethazine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Pyrivin P Syrup.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Pyrivin P 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pyrivin P Syrup is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
For prolonged use and repeated doses of Pyrivin P Syrup, observe the baby for excessive sleepiness.
Driving
UNSAFE
Pyrivin P Syrup may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Pyrivin P Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pyrivin P Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, caution is advised in patients with severe kidney disease as it may cause excessive sleepiness in them.
Liver
CAUTION
Pyrivin P Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pyrivin P Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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References

  1. Paracetamol. Barnstaple, Devon: Actavis UK Limited; 1980 [revised 23 Dec. 2016]. [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Promethazine hydrochloride. Guildford Surrey: Aventis Pharma Limited; 2008 [revised 17 Aug. 2016]. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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  4. Promethazine hydrochloride. Guildford, Surrey: Sanofi; 2016. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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