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What is Piriton?

Piriton Expectorant is used for Cough relief, Common cold, Itchy throat/skin, Allergy, Kidney stones, Acidity and other conditions. Piriton Expectorant may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Piriton Expectorant contains Ammonium Chloride, Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Sodium Citrate as active ingredients.
Piriton Expectorant works by increasing the excretion of extracellular electrolytes and water out of the body; blocking H1-receptor sites on tissues; regulating the intake of sodium and potassium;
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals manufactures Piriton Expectorant.
Detailed information related to Piriton Expectorant's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Piriton Expectorant Uses

Piriton Expectorant is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
References: 1, 2, 3
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Piriton Expectorant Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Piriton Expectorant improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
References: 1, 4, 5

Piriton Expectorant - Composition and Active Ingredients

Piriton Expectorant is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Piriton Expectorant - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Piriton Expectorant. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
References: 1, 5, 6
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Piriton Expectorant - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Piriton Expectorant, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
References: 7, 7, 9, 9

Piriton Expectorant - Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Piriton Expectorant may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Piriton Expectorant may interact with the following drugs and products:
  • Alcohol
  • Alginic acid
  • Aluminum hydroxide
  • Antipsychotics
  • Aspirin
  • Calcium carbonate
References: 9
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Piriton Expectorant - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Piriton Expectorant is a contraindication. In addition, Piriton Expectorant should not be used if you have the following conditions:
References: 1
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Piriton Expectorant - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Piriton Expectorant safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    • Ammonium Chloride: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Chlorpheniramine Maleate: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Sodium Citrate: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    References: 1 9
  • Is Piriton Expectorant safe while breastfeeding?
    • Ammonium Chloride: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Chlorpheniramine Maleate: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Sodium Citrate: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    References: 7 9
  • Can Piriton Expectorant be used for cough relief and common cold?
    Yes, cough relief and common cold are among the most common reported uses for Piriton Expectorant. Please do not use Piriton Expectorant for cough relief and common cold without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Piriton Expectorant.
  • How long do I need to use Piriton Expectorant before I see improvement of my conditions?
    all4insure.ru website users have reported 1 week and same day as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Piriton Expectorant. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Piriton Expectorant.
  • At what frequency do I need to use Piriton Expectorant?
    all4insure.ru website users have reported once a day and thrice a day as the most common frequency of using Piriton Expectorant. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Piriton Expectorant. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Piriton Expectorant.
  • Should I consume Piriton Expectorant empty stomach, before food or after food?
    all4insure.ru website users have most commonly reported consuming Piriton Expectorant anytime. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Piriton Expectorant.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Piriton Expectorant medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Piriton Expectorant. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Piriton Expectorant

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
References: 11, 12, 13, 14

Overdosage of Piriton Expectorant

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Piriton Expectorant, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
References: 15, 16, 17

Storage of Piriton Expectorant

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Piriton Expectorant.
References: 18, 19, 20, 21

Expired Piriton Expectorant

  • Taking a single dose of expired Piriton Expectorant is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
References: 22, 23

Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

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Piriton Expectorant - Packages and Strengths

Piriton Expectorant is available in the following packages and strengths
Piriton Expectorant - Packages: 100 ml
Piriton Expectorant - Strengths: 100ML

Piriton Expectorant - Manufacturers

The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

Piriton Expectorant - Demographic Information

References

  1. DailyMed LABEL: AMMONIUM CHLORIDE- ammonium chloride injection, solution, concentrate - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  2. Postgrad Med J. 1982 Jul; 58(681): 422–423. PMCID: PMC2426514 Controlled trial of terfenadine and chlorpheniramine maleate in perennial rhinitis - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  3. DailyMed LABEL: SODIUM CITRATE AND CITRIC ACID- sodium citrate and citric acid monohydrate solution - Accessed: October 12, 2016. (Accessed on 2/25/17)
  4. Carlsson, A.; Linqvist M. (1969). "Central and peripheral monoaminergic membrane-pump blockade by some addictive analgesics and antihistamines". Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 21 (7): 460–464. doi:10.1111/j.2042-7158.1969.tb08287.x. PMID 4390069. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  5. DailyMed LABEL: SODIUM CITRATE AND CITRIC ACID- sodium citrate and citric acid monohydrate solution - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  6. Hasenöhrl, R. U.; Weth, K.; Huston, J. P. (1999). "Intraventricular infusion of the histamine H1 receptor antagonist chlorpheniramine improves maze performance and has anxiolytic-like effects in aged hybrid Fischer 344×Brown Norway rats". Experimental Brain Research. 128 (4): 435–440. doi:10.1007/s. PMID 10541737. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  7. Dailymed Ammonium chloride injection, solution, concentrate - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  8. Dailymed Ammonium chloride injection, solution, concentrate - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  9. Dailymed label: CHLORPHENIRAMINE MALEATE- chlorpheniramine maleate tablet. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  10. Dailymed label: CHLORPHENIRAMINE MALEATE- chlorpheniramine maleate tablet. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  11. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
  12. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  13. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  14. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
  15. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  16. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  17. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  18. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  19. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  20. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  21. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
  22. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  23. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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