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Drug information on Piriton (Chlorpheniramine) from Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Piriton

  Tablet  
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic : Chlorpheniramine
 29.12
4mg
500

Drug Name : Chlorpheniramine

Chlorpheniramine(Aller-Chlor) generic Piriton is an antihistamine, prescribed for allergic conditions such as itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, hay fever and common cold. It may also be used to relieve the itching from insect bites and bee stings.
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Medical Condition(s) for which Piriton may be prescribed


Side effects of Piriton

   Most Common : Drowsiness and chest mucus.

   Central nervous system : Headache, excitability, fatigue, nervousness and dizziness.

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, dry mouth, diarrhea, abdominal pain, increased appetite and weight.

   Genitourinary : Urinary retention and urinary frequency.

   Musculoskeletal : Joint pain and weakness.

   Eye : Double vision.

   Respiratory : Inflammation of pharynx.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO- Allergic conditions- 4 mg 4-6 hourly. Max: 24 mg/day.
IV/IM/SC- Adjunct in anaphylactic shock- 10-20 mg. Total max: 40 mg/day.

How to use Piriton?

It comes as a tablet and syrup to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein, muscle, or under the skin.

When is Piriton not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in newborns and patients with hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Piriton

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, lung disease, heart problems, high blood pressure, sugar, blood vessel problems, stroke, increased eye pressure, intestinal blockage, ulcer, urinary obstruction, enlarged prostate, seizures, overactive thyroid, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breast feeding.

• It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate dangerous machinery while taking this medication.

• If there is no improvement in your health condition after 1 week of treatment, consult with your doctor.

• Avoid exposure to sunlight.

Other Precautions for Piriton

Avoid excess dosage.
Avoid long-term use of this medication.

Storage Conditions for Piriton

Store it at controlled room temperature (15° to 30° C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.


Schedule : G  Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.



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