Asked by: Jula Bironfood and drink food allergies
How quickly does Piriton work?
Last Updated: 22nd March, 2020
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Keeping this in view, how quickly does antihistamine work?
Usually, antihistamine tablets starttowork within 30 minutes after being taken and tend to bemosteffective within 1-2 hours after being taken.Antihistaminesare more effective when taken regularlyas a prevention,before symptoms occur, rather than only whenyou havesymptoms.
Secondly, does Piriton help you sleep? There are over-the-counter antihistaminesspecificallydesigned for aiding sleep, such as Phenergan,Sominex andNytol, but some sufferers find hayfever solutions suchasPiriton – which contains theantihistaminechlorphenamine maleate – are moreeffective.
Moreover, can I take 2 Piriton at once?
Never take two doses together. Like allmedicines,Piriton tablets can have side effects, butnoteverybody gets them.
What is Piriton used for?
Piriton is an allergy tablet containing theactiveingredient chlorphenamine maleate, an antihistamine. Theyareused to control symptoms caused by allergicconditions,including hayfever, hives, food allergy and insectbites.Piriton can also be used for relievingitchinessassociated with chickenpox.