Piriton or Piriteze - What's the difference?

Piriton or Piriteze - What's the difference?

Published: 17th April, 2020 in: Hayfever

With so many different allergy relief products available to you at online pharmacies, it can be difficult to understand which is the best product for you. This guide discusses what Piriton and Piriteze actually are, and the differences between the two brands that provide allergy relief products. 

What causes Hay Fever?

Hay Fever is not caused by a virus, but instead is an allergic reaction to pollen. Pollen is a powder that comes from plants and can be more prominent in the air during certain months of the year such as late March and September.

Hay Fever Symptoms

Hay Fever causes flu-like symptoms including an irritated nose that is runny or blocked, coughing, itchiness of the throat, mouth, nose and ears, headaches, tiredness, and more. 

Why do people develop Hay Fever?

Adults can suddenly develop hay fever and it affects many people at some point in their lives. There are different ways you can manage your symptoms and identify your triggers to prevent your symptoms from worsening.

How to manage Hay Fever?

There are a variety of ways that you can help manage and relieve your symptoms. Try to avoid going outside for long periods of time when pollen counts are high, and do not keep fresh flowers inside your home. Also, avoiding gardening and cutting grass will help prevent your hay fever symptoms from worsening. Ensuring your clothes do not catch pollen is also going to be helpful for you, so avoid hanging clothes outside for drying. There are also a range of Hay Fever and Allergy products that can help offer relief.

What is Piriton?

Piriton is a leading brand providing both allergy relief syrup and tablet products. They have been designed to help people with hay fever and allergies to be given an effective and affordable way to relieve their symptoms. Always check Piriton products as they have products suitable for different ages. They have multiple products that offer relief for:

  • Hay Fever
  • Skin allergies and dermatitis
  • Pet allergies
  • Insect bites and stings
  • House dust mite allergies
  • Mould spore allergies
  • Nettle rash and hives
  • Prickly heat and heat rash
  • Allergic reactions to food, food additives or medicines
  • The itchy rash of chickenpox

What is Piriteze?

Piriteze Syrup and Piriteze Tablets contain an antihistamine called cetirizine. Cetirizine is used in the treatment of hay fever and allergy symptoms. Piriteze is suitable for ages 6 years and over. Always check each individual product to find out more of their age requirements. Piriteze can be used to relief:

  • Hay Fever
  • Skin allergies
  • Pet allergies
  • Mould spore & House dust mite allergies

Piriton Allergy Tablets

Piriton Allergy Tablets are used to treat common allergic symptoms caused by hayfever and other allergies. These include a runny nose, stuffiness, redness, swelling, and itchiness. 

These allergy tablets contain the active ingredient chlorphenamine which is a type of antihistamine. Chlorphenamine are considered as ‘older antihistamine’ which can cause drowsiness and make you feel sleepy.

Piriton Allergy Tablets: Directions of use:

There are different instructions on how to take the tablets depending on your age. Always read the leaflet and box of your products and medicines. 

  • Adults, the elderly and children aged over 12 years should take one tablet every 4 to 6 hours.
  • Do not take more than 6 tablets in 24 hours.
  • Children aged 6 to 12 years can be given 1/2 tablet every 4 to 6 hours.
  • Do not give more than 6 half tablets in 24 hours.
  • This product is not suitable for children under 6 years of age.

If you or someone else swallow too many tablets, or if you think a child has accidentally swallowed any of the tablets, contact your nearest hospital casualty department or your doctor immediately.

What you should consider before use:

  • Always read the labels and instructions leaflet of products.
  • Piriton allergy tablets should not be taken if you are allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients of the product. 
  • During pregnancy or breast feeding, before taking any medicines, you should get advice from a doctor.
  • If you are taking other medicines, please consult with your pharmacist or doctor before using these tablets. If you have been taking medicines called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI), often used in the treatment of depression, within the last 14 days.- you should not take Piriton allergy tablets.
  • These tablets can cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision and loss of coordination. If you experience any of these effects do not drive or operate machinery.
  • The effects of alcohol can become increased when taking antihistamines 
  • Consult your doctor before taking these tablets if you have epilepsy, glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, an overactive thyroid, very high blood pressure, or heart, liver or lung disease.
  • Consult our doctor before taking these tablets if you are also taking drugs to treat anxiety or to help you sleep.
  • Consult our doctor before taking these tablets if you are taking any medicine containing phenytoin for epilepsy.

Piriteze Allergy Tablets

Piriteze Allergy tablets are another product that are popular for relieving hay fever and allergy symptoms. They can also be used to help with rashes and itching of chronic urticaria (hives).

These tablets contain the active ingredient cetirizine hydrochloride which belongs to a group of drugs called antihistamines that help relieve allergy and skin rash symptoms. Similar to Piriton Allergy tablets, Piriteze is often used to relieve hay fever and other allergy symptoms.

Piriteze Allergy Tablets: Directions of use:

  • Adults, the elderly and children aged 6 years and over can take one tablet (10 mg) daily.
  • This product is not suitable for children under the age of 6 years.
  • Again, always read the label and instructions leaflet to all products.
  • Do not take these tablets if you are allergic to any of the tablet’s ingredients.
  • If you have any kidney problems, you should be halving the recommended dose.
  • During pregnancy or breast feeding, before taking any medicines, you should get advice from a doctor.
  • If you or someone else swallow too many tablets, or if you think a child has accidentally swallowed any of the tablets, contact your nearest hospital casualty department or your doctor immediately.

Piriton or Piriteze?

One key difference between piriton and piriteze allergy tablets are their active ingredients. Though both are part of the drug group known as antihistamines, they are different drugs. Piriton has the active ingredient chlorphenamine while Piriteze contains the active ingredient cetirizine hydrochloride.

Both tablets work to relieve symptoms by ensuring because when you come into contact with allergens, your body produces a chemical called histamine. Histamine is the cause for many allergy symptoms As. Antihistamines will block the effects of histamine and help reduce allergy symptoms.

Another big difference between the two allergy tablets is that Piriton allergy tablets can cause drowsiness, while Piriteze uses a non-drowsy antihistamine making it less likely to cause the side effect of sleepiness. However, some people may still become sleepy or drowsy using this allergy tablet.

Piriteze allergy tablets are also used to relieve hives, unlike Piriton allergy tablets, making the product useful for those with skin allergies.

Piriton Syrup

Piriton Syrup is a great option for children 1 year and over with allergy and hay fever symptoms. They will help relieve the usual symptoms including hayfever, skin allergies, pet allergies, house dust mite allergies, insect bites, and mould spore allergies.

If your child is also suffering from an itchy rash due to chickenpox, Piriton syrup can help to relieve these symptoms.

Piriton Syrup: Directions of Use

This product should not be used for children under 1 years of age.

  • Children aged 1-2 years: Give one small 2.5ml spoonful twice daily. Maximum Daily Dose: 2 small 2.5ml spoonfuls (5ml)
  • Children aged 2-6 years: Give one small 2.5ml spoonful every 4-6 hours. Maximum Daily Dose: 6 small 2.5ml spoonfuls (15ml)
  • Children aged 6-12 years: One large 5ml spoonful every 4-6 hours Maximum Daily Dose: 6 large 5ml spoonfuls (30ml)
  • Adults and Children over 12 years: Take two large 5ml spoonfuls (10ml) every 4-6 hours Maximum Daily Dose: 12 large 5ml spoonfuls (60ml)

What to know before using

  • Always read the leaflets and labels before use
  • Consult a doctor before taking medicines if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Do not use for children under the age of 12 months
  • Avoid drinking alcohol
  • This product can cause drowsiness - if affected, do not drive or operate machinery
  • Do not use if MAOI medication is being taken, or if there is known hypersensitivity to antihistamines
  • Do not use if you are allergic to any of the product ingredients

Piriteze Allergy Syrup 

Piriteze Once-A-Day Allergy Syrup provides once a day relief from the symptoms of hayfever and other allergies. It can relieve allergic symptoms such as itchy and runny nose, and can also be taken to help with skin allergies such as rash, itching and urticaria (hives).

Adults and children aged 6 years and over can take two 5ml spoonfuls once daily, or one 5ml spoonful morning and evening. The product is not recommended and should not be used for children under 6 years of age.

Before using this medicine and warnings:

  • Always read the label and leaflets before use
  • Consult with a doctor before taking any medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Keep out of reach from children
  • Consult your doctor if you have the following side effects: headache, dizziness, agitation, dry mouth, drowsiness, stomach or intestinal discomfort. These are all temporary, mild side effects of the medicine
  • Stop taking this medicine immediately and go to your nearest hospital casualty if you experience a severe allergic reaction with symptoms such as swelling of the face, lips, mouth or throat.

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