Chlorphenamine 4mg 28 Tablets
Chlorphenamine 4mg 28 Tablets
These effective tablets give you fast treatment of common allergies, such as hay fever.
- Allergy tablets, with the active ingredient Chlorphenamine maleate
- Relief from itching and nose irritation
- Can be used for bites and stings
- Reduces hives and nettle rash
- Soothes pet and mild food allergies
- For long-term treatment and flare-ups
Who doesn't love when spring rolls around and the days start to get warmer? Well, if you suffer from hay fever and other seasonal sensitivities, it might not always be a fun experience. Chlorphenamine is an antihistamine that gives you relief from the symptoms associated with common allergies like hay fever, pets, dust, and mild food intolerances. The daily use of these tablets is effective against itching, nose irritation, rashes, or hives, and can also help against the discomfort of bites and stings. The active ingredient Chlorphenamine maleate is effective against flare-ups and the long-term management of common symptoms.
Active Ingredients: Chlorphenamine. Each tablet contains 4mg of Chlorphenamine maleate.
Other Ingredients: are lactose monohydrate, maize starch, magnesium stearate and the colours quinoline yellow (E104) and sunset yellow (E110).
Usage and Instructions
Take your chlorphenamine tablet with a sip of water. The number of tablets you will need to take will change depending on your age:
Adults and children over the age of 12: One tablet every 4 – 6 hours. Don't take more than 6 tablets in 24 hours
Children aged 6 – 12 years: Half a tablet every 4 – 6 hours. Don't take more than 3 full tablets in 24 hours
Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
If you’re taking any other medication, including herbal remedies or medicines obtained without a prescription, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product. This especially applies if you are already taking:
- Phenytoin, which is used for epilepsy
- Medications used to treat anxiety
- Anticholinergic drugs, e.g. atropine, hyoscine
- Betahistine, which is used to treat vertigo and hearing disturbances
- Lopinavir, which is used to treat HIV
These tablets can make you feel drowsy and may make your vision blurred after you’ve taken them. If you experience either of these side effects, do not attempt to drive, or operate any machinery or tools until this has completely passed and you are sure that you are safe to do so.
Do not take Piriton Allergy Tablets if:
- You are allergic to any of the active or inactive ingredients or had an allergic reaction to an antihistamine before.
- You have taken a calss of medications called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) prescribed for depression in the last two weeks. Ask our pharmacist if unsure.
- You are taking other antihistamines, including products for the relief of colds and coughs.
Talk to your doctor or one of our pharmacists before taking Piriton Allergy Tablets if:
- You have any of the following medical conditions: very high blood pressure, heart disease, epilepsy, glaucoma, enlarged prostate, liver disease, bronchitis, asthma or bronchiectasis.
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you are taking any prescribed medicines; particularly phenytoin (for epilepsy) or medicines for anxiety or to help you sleep. Please consult our pharmacist if you are not sure about what medications you are taking and if it interacts.
Like all medicines, Chlorphenamine can have side effects, although not everyone will get them. If you experience any of the following symptoms of a severe allergic reaction, stop use and seek immediate medical help:
- Difficulty breathing
- Raised and itchy skin
- Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Other side effects you may experience include:
- Feeling tired, blurred vision, dizziness
- Headache, inability to concentrate, lack of coordination
- Feeling sick, being sick, diarrhoea
- Sleeping difficulties, nervousness, very high fever, convulsions, shaking or tremors
- Loss of appetite, heartburn, stomach pain, dry mouth
- Difficulty passing urine
- Ringing in the ears
- Other allergic reactions, e.g. skin peeling, itchy red skin rash, sensitivity to light
- Changes in heart rate, palpitations, low blood pressure, tightness in the chest
- Thickening of mucus which could cause a cough or phlegm
- Hepatitis showing symptoms such as yellowing of the skin or eyes caused by liver or blood problems
- Reduction in red blood cells which can make your skin a pale yellow and cause weakness, breathlessness, and other blood problems
- Muscle weakness, twitching
- Depression, irritability, nightmares
- Excitation in children
- Confusion in the elderly
If you experience these or any other side effects, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.