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  • Hayfever Tablets - Piriton Alternative

These tablets contain Chlorphenamine maleate which is used to treat the symptoms of hayfever, by providing effective relief for itchy skin reactions to insect bites and food allergies. The product image may vary to that sent out, and contains lactose.
allgoodpharmacy Hayfever Tablets can be used to treat the allergic symptoms caused by hayfever and other allergies including pet and dust mites. They relieve itchiness, redness, swelling, tenderness and irritation associated with many allergic skin problems, helping to soothe and calm down your allergy. How does it work? The allgoodpharmacys Piriton alternative contains the active ingredient chlorphenamine maleate which is a type of medicine called a sedating antihistamine. It is used to prevent and relieve allergic conditions such as hay fever, insect bites, food allergies and some allergic skin reactions. Exposure to pollen, pet fur, house dust or an insect bite can cause the body to produce a chemical called histamine. The release of histamine causes allergic symptoms which can include rashes, sneezing, watery eyes and a running or blocked nose. Antihistamines stop the effects of histamine and help to relieve these symptoms. What is it used for? Allergic conditions such as hayfever, nettle rash (urticaria), food allergies and reactions to insect bites or medicines How can you sell this item for so much less than my local chemist? We keep our overheads to a minimum, ensure the margins added are fair and work on larger sale volumes than a local chemist. All these measures provide major cost saving benefits to the consumer. Our prices on this medication are based on the non branded version of Piriton. Piriton's active ingredient is 4mg Chlorphenamine which actually provides the desired effects. Does your medication give me the same effect as the branded version? Absolutely. When a pharmaceutical company develops a drug it is given unique rights to sell it for a number of years. Once that ends any company can make it providing they meet the regulations. Therefore, over the counter drugs have identical medical properties regardless of brand, packaging and advertising. The key is the ‘active' ingredient - the chemical that actually treats the symptom. Protections and quality control apply equally to all branded and non branded products. The non branded product must meet the same quality standards as the branded version. Packaging may vary, but the items are identical and the results will be the same. Dr. Chris Steele GP, the resident Doctor on ITV1's This Morning agrees: “The key is the active ingredient. Look on the brand you know, note the active ingredient and then check it's the same one at the same dose as the generic brand."

Directions
How to take allgoodpharmacy Hayfever Tablets: Chlorphenamine tablets should be taken orally with a drink of water. Normal dosage for adults and the elderly: one tablet three or four times a day. Children from 6-12 years: half a tablet three or four times a day. Children under 6 years: not recommended.

Warnings
Caution before taking allgoodpharmacy Hayfever Tablets: Do not exceed stated dose May cause drowsiness If affected do not drive or operate heavy machinery Avoid alcoholic drink Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to chlorphenamine or to any of the excipients. Patients with rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency orglucose-galactose malabsorption should not take this medicine. Interactions with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction. There has been a report of adverse effects caused by concomitant use with phenytoin, but drug interactions are rare. The most serious problem is the possible potentiation of the effects of alcohol. Pregnancy and lactation: Not recommended in pregnancy and lactation. Effects on ability to drive and use machines: Chlorphenamine as with most antihistamines may cause drowsiness and dizziness and as such, there may well be an adverse effect on driving ability and handling of machinery. You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use

Ingredients
allgoodpharmacy Hayfever Tablets contain: The active ingredient Chlorphenamine maleate, which is commonly used to treat hayfever symptoms. This product also contains lactose.

Side Effects
Possible side effects whilst taking allgoodpharmacy Hayfever Tablets: Other adverse effects may include hypotension, muscular weakness, incoordination, euphoria, visual disturbances, tremor, agitation, insomnia, palpitations, bronchoconstriction, facial swelling, intestinal disturbance and higher doses may cause unwanted effects associated with anticholinergicaction e.g. dry mouth, dry eyes, urinary retention and constipation. There is a possibility ofnitrosamine formation when taken with dietary nitrite.

Size: 28 tablets

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Hayfever Tablets - Piriton Alternative

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