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Far too strong for me! As Piriton contains an antihistamine the side effects on the packaging do warn you about drowsiness, and it isn’t exaggerating! I was asleep within 20 minutes of taking one the first day, and less than that the second! I do still take one if my hayfever is exceptionally bad at night and I’m struggling to sleep, but I do not advise one for the morning if you have work or school or just anything to do! That said, they do allow a peaceful night’s sleep and during exam times this is invaluable. I also have to use a nasal spray and eye drops when I’m taking Piriton as I don’t find that it helps with runny eyes or a runny nose.
I find Piriton to be quite expensive but considering it contains an antihistamine I feel like it’s justified, I would definitely pay a lot more for a decent night’s sleep and it is often on offer on Boots with other products, usually from the same brand, but sometimes across all hayfever products which is great. I don’t think it is as successful for me due to the fact I don’t take it regularly so I don’t allow it to build up in my system, but that’s because I don’t want to take it daily due to wariness over how drowsy it makes me feel.
Doctors also don’t seem willing to recommend or prescibe Piriton, not sure if that’s just me but I have had to mention it to several GPs because I’d heard good things, and even when I’ve mentioned it they’ve suggested I try most other things first, that does seem to be because of the drowsiness factor.
My hay fever has gradually been getting worse as I have got older and I have been suffering particularly badly this year. My eyes are so itchy that I find myself rubbing them quite hard to relieve the itching but this makes them very sore and it turns into a vicious circle of itching and rubbing until my eyes are very red and sore. I am sneezing numerous times a day and my nose keeps running as though I have a bad dose of the flu.
I have taken other brand of hay fever tablets in previous years but I think that I have used these Piriton tablets the most. You can always get them on offer and they do them in packs of 7 and 14. I last bought two of the 14 packs for just £4 from Tesco. I don't tend to take them every day just when I feel I need them when I wake up, or when I know the pollen count I going to be particularly high.
The active ingredient in these tablets is cetirizine hydrochloride which is in the majority of hay fever tablets and in addition to hay fever they are also suitable for skin and pet allergies, and mould spore and house dust mite allergies.
The recommended dosage for an adult is one per day, for children ages 6 to 12 half a tablet twice a day and they are not suitable for children under 6 years old. There is a warning on the box stating that they may cause drowsiness and if so not to drive or operate machinery. Personally I haven't found they make me any more tired than I am during the hot weather anyway, but I am sure that everyone's tolerance levels are different and you should be aware that they can make you sleepy. They are also not suitable if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
The tablets themselves are small and round and are easily popped out of the foil. I find them small enough to swallow without having any water with them and there is no real taste to them. I find that if I take one of these tablets my symptoms usually start to reduce after about half an hour and this lasts for the rest of the day. I do still sneeze occasionally but I don't have the itchy eyes and runny nose so a few sneezes I can cope with.
I feel that these tablets contain my hay fever and reduce my symptoms, and I would recommend them to others as long as the price is right.
ABOUT: I purchased these Piriton Allergy Tablets because I have been suffering for hay fever and the tablets I was originally taking weren't helping. These tablets provide fast relief from the symptoms of skin, food and pet allergies, hayfever, house dust mite allergies also also insect bites. As with all medicines check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking them and read the enclosed leaflet which comes with the tablets. I went for these tablets becaue they are small as I find it hard to swallow large pills.
PRICE: I purchased a box of 60 tablets from Superdrug for around £6.29 but you can also purchase these from Boots as well.
TAKING THE TABLETS: Adults can take one pill every 4-6 hours but must NOT take more than 6 pills in 24hrs. These can make you drowsy so you need to avoid driving and operating heavy machinery when taking these tablets. The tablets are round and are quite small. They are a beige colour and are nice and easy to swallow due to the pills being smooth. I have been taking a pill very 4hrs to keep my hayfever symptoms at bay. Since I started taking these a day ago my scratchy throat has now gone and I am not sneezing anymore at all. My nose does feel a little stuffy still but it's no-where near as bad as it was. My eyes haven't been itchy since I started taking these either. I actually find that these don't make me feel too drowsy which is good. When taking these you should also avoid drinking alcohol.
OVERALL: These are great allergy tablets and ones that I am going to continue to use.
I find these tablets are very good for the Hay Fever i have and the allergies. Where i live in the South East of the United Kingdom, we have a lot of Hay fever. Due to the amount of farm land that is around. Plus the fact that the air is strong in quality and also the winds are the same.
When i take these, as per the directions. I find that they control my Hay Fever very well. My eyes used to suffer a lot and seeing as i drive that is a good plus for Piriton. I can get these anywhere, be it the chemist or the supermarkets. seeing as most supermarkets are open late this makes this very convenient.
I also live by the sea and quite often when the wind blows onto the shore. That will also affect me. You might say i get a double whammy. I have tried other products, but this one suits me. I have talked to other sufferers and it is surprising that what suits one, does not suit another. A thing that surprises me, i used to work among solvents with no affect. But now they do and Periton still works for me. Even when i am decorating and with all that entails, with the solvents and the dust. Yes i would recommend this product and it is cheaper that some Hay Fever medicines around. In this economic climate that has to be good. I think so anyway it is good
I have always suffered with quitebad hayfever since being very young. I used to get tablets free on prescription however when I stopped being eligible for free prescriptions i decided to try cheaper alternatives that are readily available from local supermarkets.
I have found piriton allergy tablets to be the best out of all i have tried so far. I still get the odd sniffles when taking these however they really calm my eyes down, stop them from swelling and watering and generally feeling really sore. Not even prescription tablets did this, i had to use eyedrops for it. Overall im very impressed
Piriton allergy tablets contain 4mg Chlorphenamine Maleate and are a well known allergy tablet and are very easy to find in supermarkets, chemists and online.
They come in packs of 30 or 60. The pack of 30 costs around £3.60 and the pack of 60 tablets is £6.30.
They can be used to treat hayfever and other allergies e.g. pet, house dust mite & mould spore allergies, nettle rash, hives, heat rash, prickly heat & dermatitis, reactions to food, food additives, medicines & insect bites. They can also be used to treat the itchy chicken pox rash in kids as these tablets can be used from 6 years of age.
I find them best for skin reactions for which they seem to bring quick relief.
The dosage for adults and children aged 12 years and over is one tablet every 4 to 6 hours. to a max of 6 in 24hrs
The dosage for children aged 6 to 12 years is half a tablet every 4 to 6 hours again to a max of 6 half tablets in 24hrs. They're not suitable for under 6s. I do find that the fact you can give them to such a wide age range useful as they make a handy antihistamine to throw in my bag.
For me they unfortunately cause extreme drowsiness to the point I am non functional so I can only take them at the end of the day when I have the option to sleep. I seem to be quite sensitive to antihistamines and find only Acrivastine doesn't make me sleepy. Luckily the rest of my family don't have the drowsy side effect.
Purchase price was £6.99 from Boots which I found to be quite expensive compared to some other generic allergy products but I purchased this particular item as my doctor had recommended it for an allergic reaction to a Nivea deodorant.
The tablets were very easy to swallow and I had high hopes that taking them would offer me some instant relief to an allergic reaction to a deodorant that I have used for the first time..I have to say on this occasion I was not disappointed. Abot 30 minutes after I had taken 2 of these tablets the irritation on my skin started to ease off which was a big surprise as I had previously used these tablets for hay fever and they did not work on that particular occasion so I was not expecting much.I was so happy when my skin began to stop itching and burning and within 24 hours it had practically returned to normal..I had taken 8 of these tablets in 24 hours which was a bit higher than I probably should of taken but I was really anxious for them to work.I would highly recommend this particular brand as it worked for me to relieve the irritation from a skin allergic reaction it eased the pain and the itchingas it should have so I am really happy.It is definitely worth paying extra for a product that works for its intended purpose. I was very sceptical about giving these another try but I am very happy I did now.
Due to the fact that I suffer from hayfever coupled with numerous allegies, I was very pleased when a good friend, a fellow sufferer, described her experience and ultimate benefits and relief after taking Periton tablets. Therefore, I took her advice on board and went along to 'Boots' and purchased sixty tablets for roughly £5.75. If you wish, a smaller pack of thiry tablets is also available. The tablets are very small and come in a blister pack. The recommended dosage is two tablets to be taken every six hours. (Less, of course,for children.) After taking these tablets for twenty four hours I felt they really started to 'kick in' and the relief was very apparent. I felt my symptoms had improved i.e. eyes and face less red and blotchy, and most importantly, not constantly sneezing.
These tablets have been a great help to my children and grandchildren to alleviate their allegies, especially for skin irritation.
To my surprise, Periton Tablets are also very good for animals. My pet 'Jack Russell' had been suffering for a long time with skin irritation. This was causing him distress and dicomfort and his skin became extremely inflammed from constant scratching. After taking the dog to the local Veterinary Surgery, I was advised to give him a course of 'Periton Tablets'. These tablets have certainly done the trick, as the dog's skin is much better and, thankfully, he is feeling happy and comfortable.
Although very small, an excellent tablet which I certainly cannot fault.
Piriton is an antihistamine, they can be taken for many reasons but the main reason I have taken this in the past is hayfever, I have suffered since I was a small child and have tired most products on the market to try and stop the symptoms.
Piriton is the brand name for Chlorphenamine, an antihistamine that eases allergic reactions, it can be used to treat skin allergies, pet allergies, food allergies, hayfever, dust allergies, mould allergies, insect bites and also the itch from chicken pox.
Piriton comes in two different forms a tablet and a liquid, this review is of the tablets. They are sold in a box of 30 and 60, the tablets come in the normal flat strip packets and of a very pale yellow colour.
Piriton is an oral medication, for adults and children over 12 years of age should take one tablet every 4-6 hours, taking no more than 6 tablets in 24 hours. Children 6 to 12 years old should take half a tablet every 4-6 hours and not take anymore than 3 tablets (6 x half tablets) in 24 hours. These tablets are not suitable for children under 6 years of age.
Piriton costs around £3.60 for 30 tablets and £6.40 for 60.
I have used Piriton many times over the years, they are a very effective antihistamine however they do have the side effect of making people drowsy. I have known these to knock me out completely when taking them so it can be a problem if I am at work or something. They also suggest not to drive when using them because of this, so this is a potential problem for many people.
I think of all the antihistamines I have taken these really are one of the most effective but sadly the tiredness renders me completely useless if I take them as such I rarely use them unless desperate, however if someone is not effected by the drowsiness then I would highly suggest these.
Piriton is a brand name antihistamine drug that could be utilized to deal with other skin ailments and itchy skin, insect bites and stings, and other cases of bodily annoyance for example moderate allergic reactions to additives and foods.
I have a couple packages of Piriton allergy tablets on hand because of my many allergies, and that i end up spending quite a lot of cash on them so I tend to only buy them when they are on offer. Although I really don't get intense allergic reactions, if I am visiting someone's house and they have a cat, I actually can't speak for sneezing, and on days when the pollen count is high, I feel horrible and drowsy and my eyes won't stop watering and itching. Some days my eczema will flare up for no obvious reason and the ensuing itchiness can be unbearable, when I really should take an allergy tablet to stay practical and moderately rational, which will be. So I constantly have a pack of Piriton for when the histamine response appears, in my bag, and these pills haven't failed me yet.
The pills are less than a centimetre in size very small and for that reason very easy to swallow even if your throat is swelling up a bit, which has also happened to me before.
Compared to other antihistamines, Piriton goes to work rather fast after you have taken a tablet. For me personally this is usually within a quarter-hour, and I can always tell because the drowsiness comes on unexpectedly also that the tablet is operating. I experienced a spell of hayfever that is dreadful where I needed to taken Piriton daily for nearly per week, before I became pregnant. That is acceptable to do as it's not a drug that is dangerous and I had no contraindications, ando the more often you take the pills, the more powerful they become, if you've a long-term problem like I did so, which is helpful.
Children within the age of 6 years old may be given Piriton but it isn't recommended in pregnancy, unless the need is completely essential. I must admit to looking forward to having the capacity to choose Piriton again I have had my baby, because with this humid weather my allergies have been horrible, and no quantity of prevention has been in a position to counter them completely.
Hay fever blighted my ENTIRE childhood. Not that I minded being excused from sports day, but it's much less cool to have school pictures taken with a perpetually runny nose. Piriton allegedly helps with hay fever and other allergies.
An allergy is when the immune system reacts to a trigger by excreting a substance called histamine to ward off the perceived threat, which causes eyes to water, noses to run, skin to itch, and if you're unlucky, airways to close up. Personally, I am allergic to dogs, cats, horses, penicillin, pollen, dust, make-up, perfume, sodium laureth sulfate, and sometimes my own tears.
The bad news is that Piriton does not touch my allergies at all. It offers no relief to me whatsoever. Eyes still run, noses still itch, skin still cries, and so on and so forth. The good news is that no other antihistamines touch my allergies either. So. Take that as you will.
Piriton is suitable for children. It's also suitable for chickenpox and insect bites. I guess it depends whether you're allergic to children. Haha, no, really. You can give this to children, probably. Consult your doctor before use.
The active ingredient is the drug chlorpheniramine. In an ironic twist, Piriton is of no use at all to people allergic to chlorpheniramine. Boots currently sell Piriton in packs of 30 tablets for £3.59. Each tablet contains chlorphenamine maleate 4mg. You can probably find it cheaper either in a different shop or online. But if you buy the generic brand drug you could probably save even more.
If you've ever suffered from any kinda allergic reaction, allergy or hay fever you know that they are not pleasant and you want quick and fast relief from your symptoms. There are many antihistamines on the market and I have tried own brand products as well as Piriton and would not go back now. Although they cost a little more than own brand products, the cost is not all that much and in Boots you can get a pack of 30 tablets for £3-4. I have seen them for around £2.50 before so shop around and you will be able to pick up a good deal.
Adults should take 1 tablet every 4-6 hours and I find they get to work really quickly. Some people find them too strong and suffer from various side effects but I have never had an issue with that. I also have many friends who are hay fever sufferers and they swear by these. But it also relives the symptoms of allergies such as pet, house dust mite & mould spore allergies, nettle rash, hives, heat rash, prickly heat & dermatitis. Even reactions to food, food additives, medicines & insect bites are on the list.
They are small and easy to swallow even without a drink which can be handy when you don't have a drink to hand and need fast relief.
I think they are the best quality, fast working product on the market and would happily pay a little more for them. They are easily available from pharmacies and drug stores and I just keep some in my handbag. As they are very small they don't take up much room, very handy to have on you.
Piriton really is a must have for hay fever sufferers in the summer months. It is a tablet that gets to work fast to suppress allergy symptoms
As someone who suffers badly from hay fever each summer this product has been an absolute miracle worker. Compared to other hay fever tablets, this one seems to take action the quickest and my itchy eyes and sneezing settles in minutes. They also stop my throat and ears iching, my eyes watering and my nose running. It allows me to enjoy being outdoors rather than hide inside.
The tablets themselves are small and so easy to swallow. They have virtually no taste and aren't unpleasant to take at all.
In the past I would find that other hay fever tablets worked at first, then it was as if I became immune to that particular brand. The symptoms came back and I became a runny-nosed watery-eyed monster again. Whereas with Piriton, I have been taking them at least 3 years in a row and found that they are just as good as before. I know I can rely on them ever summer and don't hesitate to repurchase them once I run out.
I would say the price of these tablets are reasonable and I don't mind paying £7 for a pack that will last me 2 weeks knowing that I'll be free from all the effects of hay fever in that time. I can find these tablets anywhere, from supermarkets to chemists to drugstores so its convenient to lpick these up whenever I need them
I would recommend this product to anyone who suffers from hay fever or other allergies.
Due to a unexpected allergic reaction that caused my eyes and face to swell up and cause considerable pain and discomfort, I was advised to take a course of antihistamines. As I had also been prescribed antibiotics because of the risk of infection, the nurse advised me to purchase the Piriton branded antihistamines from a local chemist rather than paying for an additional prescription charge. This proved to be worthwhile advice as an NHS prescription currently costs over 8 pounds per item. I paid just over 5 pounds for a pack of 60 Piriton tablets from Sainsburys making a worthwhile saving. I was pleasantly surprised by how fast acting the tablets actually were. The pack recommends taking this tablets at intervals of between 4 to 6 hours. Shortly after taking the second tablet, I could see a noticeable difference in the swelling and the soreness and discomfort was also much reduced. Fortunately I have not experienced any side effects although there is a leaflet included with details of possible risks.The tablets themselves are very small making them easy to take even without a glass of water. There is also a syrup version available if anybody needs to avoid tablets for any reason. I have been taking these tablets for several days now and my allergic reaction does appear to be improving gradually. The tablets may cause drowsiness but I have felt okay during the daytime although I have found myself going to bed slightly earlier at night. This may be due to feeling generally rundown too and not necessarily due to the tablets themselves.
Ok, so I'm feeling a bit Bashful about how cheesy that title is, so my apologies before the review proper!
I am fortunate that I'm not a hay fever sufferer, however I am allergic to cats, a couple of vegetables, and occasionally I'll have an allergic reaction and have absolutely no idea what triggered it, so I'm a connoisseur of antihistamines!
Piriton is a classic, its the one we always had in the house when I was a child. We used to have it in liquid form which is still available but as an adult I prefer tablets as I find bottles of liquid medicine can get really sticky and horrible when left in a cupboard in between uses. The tablets come in a pretty standard blister pack with the usual leaflet inside for dosage and safety information.
The active ingredient in both the liquid and the tablets is chlorphenamine maleate, the pack does warn you that this product can cause drowsiness and that you shouldn't drive etc. after taking it, however it doesn't really get across just how extreme the sedative effects of this drug can be! Within about 15 minutes of taking Piriton, I find myself completely unable to stay awake, my eyelids are heavy, my neck feels like it can't support the weight of my head, I stop being able to concentrate on what I'm doing and before I know it I'm waking up two hours later with drool on the arm of my sofa and the TV still on in the background!
It does alleviate allergy symptoms, I can't deny that, you can feel the benefit within a few minutes, but the crashingly overpowering drowsiness unfortunately means it isn't really very practical. I couldn't use this if I had to work, or look after children, or get anything at all done really. I understand that not everybody has such an extreme response to Piriton, but I think anybody planning to buy it should be aware that it can happen, and the first time you take it you should make sure you don't have much to do in the next few hours just in case.
There are other antihistamines available now such as cetirizine and loratadine which don't seem to produce the same level of drowsiness as chlorphenamine, but they don't always work for everybody's allergies. Piriton seems to be the heavy duty, nuclear option.
Piriton Allergy Tablets; are used to treat the allergic symptoms of hayfever and other allergies / The active ingredient is chlorphenamine maleate, an antihistamine which can help to relieve the symptoms of some allergies and itchy skin rashes / It can be used to treat the itchiness, redness, swelling, tenderness and irritation that can be caused by: hayfever and other allergies e.g pet, house dust mite and mould spore allergies, -nettle rash and hives, -skin allergies and dermatitis, -prickly heat and heat rash, -reaction to food, food additives or medicines, -insect bites and stings, -the itchy rash of chickenpox.