Piriton 4 mg Tablet

Manufactured byGlaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
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Description

Piriton 4 mg Tablet is an antihistamine that is used to prevent or treat allergic reactions like hay fever or urticaria caused by pollen, dust, or animal hair. Use of this medicine in children under the age of 2 years is not recommended.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Piriton 4 mg Tablet

Cadistin 4 mg Tablet
Zydus Cadila
Cpm 4 mg Tablet
Sanofi India Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Piriton 4 mg Tablet

  • Sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Jaundice
  • Aplastic anemia

Uses of Piriton 4 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Common Cold
  • Allergic skin conditions
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    Piriton 4 mg Tablet remains active in the body for a duration of 4-6 hours after administration of the dose.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol together with Piriton 4 mg Tablet increases the risk of drowsiness, dizziness, and difficulty in concentrating. It is advised that you do not consume alcohol or limit its use when being treated with Piriton 4 mg Tablet. Avoid performing activities that need high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if alcohol and Piriton 4 mg Tablet are used together.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless strictly indicated. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless strictly indicated. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Piriton 4 mg Tablet.

Neonates and premature infants

This medicine is not recommended for use in children under the age of 2 years.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Piriton 4 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) since it may cause increased difficulty in passing urine.

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI)

Use of Piriton 4 mg Tablet is not recommended if the patient has taken MAO inhibitors like selegiline or rasagiline within the last 14 days. Their combination may increase the risk of adverse effects like drowsiness and blurred vision.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless strictly indicated. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless strictly indicated. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Epilepsy

Caution is advised while using Piriton 4 mg Tablet in patients with epilepsy since it increases the risk of seizures.

Hepatic and/or renal impairment

Caution is advised while using Piriton 4 mg Tablet in patients with liver/kidney disease due to an increase in the risk of adverse effects in these patients.

Driving or operating heavy machinery

It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery while receiving this medicine since it increases the risk of drowsiness, dizziness, and difficulty with concentration.

Missed Dose

If a dose of Piriton 4 mg Tablet is missed, take the dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol together with Piriton 4 mg Tablet increases the risk of drowsiness, dizziness, and difficulty in concentrating. It is advised that you do not consume alcohol or limit its use when being treated with Piriton 4 mg Tablet. Avoid performing activities that need high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if alcohol and Piriton 4 mg Tablet are used together.
Interaction with Medicine

Anxiolytics

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

Disease interactions

Gastrointestinal blockage

Use of Piriton 4 mg Tablet in patients with gastrointestinal obstruction is not recommended since it may worsen the condition. The risk is especially higher in elderly patients.

Glaucoma

Use of Piriton 4 mg Tablet in patients with glaucoma is not recommended since it may increase the intraocular pressure, leading to an increased risk of vision problems. This risk is especially higher in elderly patients.

Asthma

Use of Piriton 4 mg Tablet in patients with asthma/COPD is not recommended since it may increase the risk of further lung problems like respiratory tract blockage. This risk is especially higher in elderly patients.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Strictly follow the instructions on the label and take Piriton 4 mg Tablet only as directed. Do not take more than what is prescribed. It is advised that you inform the doctor about all the medicines or herbal products that you are using and about all your medical conditions before taking this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Piriton 4 mg Tablet blocks the action of certain substances produced by the body which induces allergic reactions.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Antihistamines

Schedule

Schedule H, G

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http://www.snomedbrowser.com/Codes/Details/372914003
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