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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 is a brand-name antihistamine medication that can be used to treat itchy skin and other skin complaints, insect bites and stings, and other cases of bodily irritation such as mild allergic reactions to foods and additives.
I always have a few packets of Piriton allergy tablets on hand because of my many allergies, and I end up spending quite a bit of money on them so I tend to only buy them when they are on offer. Although I don't get severe allergic reactions, if I am visiting someone's house and they have a cat, I literally can't speak for sneezing, and on days when the pollen count is high, I feel awful and drowsy and my eyes won't stop watering and itching. Some days my eczema will flare up for no apparent reason and the ensuing itchiness can become unbearable, which is when I really need to take an allergy tablet to stay moderately sane and functional. So I always have a pack of Piriton in my bag for when the histamine reaction arises, and these tablets have never failed me yet.
The tablets are very small, less than a centimetre in size and therefore very easy to swallow even if your throat is swelling up a bit, which has also happened to me before. If I know I am going to be exposed to an allergen I try to take the tablet as late in the day as possible, so that the drowsiness will not interfere too much with my daily chores, as in my experience the drowsiness can last all day if you take the tablet in the morning.
Compared to other antihistamines, Piriton goes to work quite quickly once you have taken a tablet. For me this is usually within 15 minutes, and I can always tell that the tablet is working because the drowsiness comes on suddenly too. Before I became pregnant, I had a bout of awful hayfever where I needed to taken Piriton daily for almost a week. This is okay to do as it is not a dangerous medication and I had no contraindications, ando the more frequently you take the tablets, the more effective they become, which is helpful if you have a long-term problem like I did. They worked just as they were meant to and were worth the drowsy feeling because at least it wasn't accompanied by unbearable sneezing and itchy eyes.
I normally buy Piriton from Boots, where it costs £3.59 for a packet of 30 tablets, as I can collect advantage points too and they sometimes have these on a buy two get one free offer. Children over the age of 6 years of age can be given Piriton but it is not recommended in pregnancy, unless the need is absolutely essential. I must admit to looking forward to being able to take Piriton again I have had my baby, because with this humid weather my allergies have been horrible, and no amount of prevention has been able to counter them fully.
4 stars from me - one star off for the drowsy factor.
If you have allergies, then you know how annoying they can be. Allergies can ruin your day especially when your a woman and you have mascara on and your eyes water and it ruins your makeup.
Why I wanted this.....
It wasn't until I turned 18 that I started getting hayfever, so I was looking for some form of tablet that would save all the snotty noses, weeping eyes, and sneezing.
Primarily, these tablets come in a box that is yellow with the Piriton name on the front and instructions on the back. When you open the box the tablets come in a little blister pack that you have to pop them out of.
The tablets themselves....
The tablets are small and round, a light yellow colour with a split down the middle and a P on the front. When taking them, I don't think they taste of anything, so you don't get a nasty taste in your throat.
What they help....
Hay fever and other allergies,
Reactions to foods and insect bites,
Also relieves rash from chicken pox
Nettle rash, dermatitis etc,
How to take....
Take tablet orally with water.
6-12 years, half a tablet every 4-6 hours. No more than 3 tablets in a 24 hour period.
12-adult, 1 tablet every 4-6 hours, no more than 6 tablets in 24 hour period.
Elderly, speak to pharmacist.
You can buy these in store or online...
I have seen these in Boots for £3.59 for 30 tablets.
With every medication there are always side effects so speak to your GP first, they are also drowsy so do not drink or operate machinery.
What I thought....
I found these very effective to use, they are fast working, I don't have allergies except hay fever and I found these easy to swallow and very good working.
I found these worked really well.
They are a little more expensive than seem other allergy tablets but I think the way they works makes up for it.
I don't like the fact that they are drowsy.
Would I recommend....
I would recommend the non drowsy ones.
I have been suffering with hay fever for as long as I can remember and as much as I look forward to summer I do dread the high pollen count that comes with it. I am luckier than some people as my hay fever is only a mild version and thanks to all the advances in modern medicine I can pretty much get on with my life uninterrupted with only a few days here and there where it actually affects my daily life.
Piriton tablets are usually my first port of call when my hay fever is bad and I need some help with controlling it. They aren't cheap though at nearly £10 for a pack which has 30 tablets in it but they are the best thing for controlling my allergies so it is a price that I happily pay.
They work by blocking the histamine receptors in your body meaning that you can actually be exposed to whatever is causing your allergies without them flaring up. This is how is works for me anyway. I would never dream of venturing in to the countryside and walking through flower fields for instance but when I have taken a Piriton I can be exposed to as many flowers as I like and my allergies do not play up. I probably wouldn't recommend that you go rolling in flowers but they do allow me to be able to be at least in their vicinity without any itchy eyes or runny nose.
You can take a Piriton every 4 to 6 hours as long as you don't take more than 6 tablets in a 24 hour period. Now I usually only have to take one in the morning and one in the evening to keep my hay fever under control but as I said mine is mild so if you suffer worse then you may need to take more which does mean it can become costly.
As well as working on hay fever these can work on other allergies as well such as with animals or with dust mites.
They can cause drowsiness but I have never found this to be a problem while taking them and I have ever experienced any sort of reaction but of course they are a medicine so you should really read the leaflet that comes with them to make sure that it is safe for you to take them.
Piriton tablets just make summer more bearable than it would be otherwise and although I am grateful that I only suffer from mild hay fever these do make the suffering a lot less than it would be otherwise.
Why am I reviewing a widely used hay-fever product in December?
Because Piriton tablets, just like allergies, are not just for when the news carries hay fever warnings. For all too many of us it is a year long problem to be managed.
I am packing these in my Christmas luggage as I am allergic to cats and my brother has two very adorable but very furry allergy triggers who love me very much. I pack these in my holiday medical kit as I have horribly bad reactions to mosquito bites. Seriously, if I do not take these for the inside and slather on hydrocortisone cream on the bite itself I will ulcerate and scar. I not only get tree pollen allergies and find it impossible to mow grass - which is why I live in a flat with no garden - but I am allergic to moulds.
With the weather having gone insane and flooding all too common I have been feeling the eye itch and sniffles which happen to me when there is mould in the air. I am sure I am not the only one. My asthma meds keep me breathing and, well, alive, but they are not so good at dealing with the eye and nose issues triggered by autumn and wet winter moulds.
So I buy these.
There are more modern meds available and many of those are also available over the counter at a Boots or major supermarket near me and you. So why do I buy Piriton?
They have stopped me ulcerating and scarring in rainforests where I got chomped on by clouds of mozzies. I take these and my eyes don't itch or fingers tingle when my brother's cats come and sit on my lap (as cats do to many of us who are allergic) for a good long stroke. I can go to a barbeque in friends gardens and not look like I am crying. They let me stop off in the forest on the way to my parents and get fresh air without paying for it.
Some people will experience sleepiness with these. It is not something I have had a problem with - possibly due to my caffeine addiction and base levels of the latter in my bloodstream. Those who do experience sleepiness should obviously not drive or operate heavy machinery when taking these. But for me, they help my driving in high allergy areas as I am neither sneezing nor suffering from runny eyes.
It works as the active ingredient Chlorphenamine blocks the histamine H1 receptors which are the culprits in allergic reactions. Because it is this broad blocker it does cover the whole spectrum of allergic reactions and is so useful in so many situations.
Though asthmatics are included with the elderly, children under six, epileptics, high blood pressure sufferers who should use with caution, this asthmatic depends on these little pills to make life better and has not suffered from side effects.
The main side effects is sleepiness, though dizziness and nausea are also included in the list of side-effects.
As with any medical product, always read the warning leaflet and discuss with your doctor, especially if you are taking any medications it may counter-indicate with.
After doing that those with allergies or family members who suffer will benefit from heading to Boots and picking up a box of these miracle workers. A 30 pill box will cost £3.59 or 359 Advantage points. The 60 pill box is not cheap at £6.39 or 639 points, but is worth it, especially for longer holidays in mozzie biting areas as it works and saves you the horrors of trying to find something which will bring down an allergic reaction in a foreign language pharmacy.
As it is, one of these little pills are easily swallowable and provides welcome relief within thirty minutes and lasts for four to six hours.
All year round and everywhere.
Which is why they are a staple of my medicine cabinet and why I am reviewing this now as I know I will not be the only allergic facing mould, cats and holiday mozzie bites this Christmas and so in need of knowing what works for fellow sufferers.
And the carboard box and warning leaflet are even recyclable for that virtuous green feeling.
As someone who has odd allergies (cut grass, nutmeg, dust, the odd flower etc.) I always always always keep an antihistamine in the house, and for me Piriton is the brand that I know best and one of those 'go to' brands for me because I know I can trust them to do the job well.
Availability & Cost
Piriton are available in most chemists and many supermarkets around the country as well as being available online in a variety of places. They are an over the counter antihistamine and therefore you can buy them without the need for a prescription.
Pack sizes that I know of are 30's and 60's for tablets and then they also do a syrup, but not buying this myself I don't really know sizes or prices for it. Normally I buy these in a pack of 30 at a time through the winter months and then in the spring and summer I tend to buy the larger 60 packs because it's at this time of year I tend to suffer more.
The price tends to be around £2 for 30 and £4 for 60 although special offers and price drops do help sometimes with this.
How it works
Piriton contains the active ingredient Chlorphenamine maleate which is a sedating antihistamine.
Now, histamine is a substance that the body produces as a sort of defence mechanism and when the body reacts to an allergen such as pollen or dust etc. then it stimulates the cells where this histamine is stored so they release more of it than is needed. The result is generally unpleasant as the histamine causes a chain reaction of allergy symptoms from inflammation and itching to watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing etc.
The active ingredient Chlorphenamine in Piriton works by blocking the histamine receptors. This means that although the histamine is still released, it doesn't bind to the H1 receptors and therefore doesn't cause all these nasty symptoms. The reason it's known as a sedating antihistamine is that as well as doing this, it also enters the brain and causes drowsiness too.
My use of Piriton
As I mentioned I have a variety of weird and interesting allergies and although mostly I just ignore minor problems from them, when they cut the grass locally, or if I pass a field full of certain flowers (rape is one of these), I do tend to react a little more thoroughly and this is when Piriton comes in exceedingly handy.
These tablets can be taken every 4-6 hours, and the adult (and kids over 12) dose is 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hours with no more than 6 tablets in any 24 hour period. For kids between 6 and 12 the dose is halved and they should take only half a tablet at a time and no more than 6 half tablets in any 24 hours. They're not recommended for those below the age of six.
I personally tend to find that I don't need these so much at night, so 1-3 tablets per day normally does me depending on what has set the allergy off of course and how extreme it is. The tablets are small, round and very easy to swallow with a bit of water, and if I'm pushed I've found I can take them just by swallowing them with my own saliva (like in the car travelling when I don't have juice on me and we come across fields and fields of rape growing).
There are a variety of reasons why you shouldn't take these - if you're on drugs for insomnia or sleep issues, for example, or if you're on some anti anxiety drugs. Glaucoma sufferers, those with an over active thyroid and a few more. In other words - talk to your GP or chemist before you use these and make sure you're safe to do so!
I do find these work very well, and the effect is quite long lasting for me which is great. There are other brands which work too, but as I said early on, these have long been one of my 'go to' brands for easing the symptoms of allergy for me and they're what I would tend to recommend to others if asked.
What can I say? For anyone who has ever had an allergy, Piriton is a life saver.
I have three dogs, and two of them have allergies. The Doberman has hayfever and the Labrador has an unspecified allergy to something that inflames her skin. Both the dogs take piriton every day, which stops the Doby's eyes weeping gunk and stops the Labrador from the worst of the itching.
My husband has taken it after a couple of nasty insect bites; the itching and inflammation has improved and there are virtually no side effects (check the packaging in case you have a sensitivity to any of the ingredients).
The vets recommends piriton, even when the dogs are on other medication, as it is a very safe product to take and makes the dog's lives much nicer.
Now, with dogs and husband using this product, buying the branded boxes can be very expensive. I buy mine on line from Hyperdrug - £9 for 500 tablets. Yes, 500! And they are of the same make and quality as the stuff you buy in Boots. I would recommend that anyone who has a long-term need for this product also buys it is bulk - you'll save yourself a fortune.
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.