Piriton, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline is a trusted antihistamine used to help manage Hay fever and other allergies!  Stop those watery eyes, runny nose or persistent sneezes with an easy to use steroid nasal spray or convenient antihistamine tablets.

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The Piriton Family

Piriton products are designed to provide fast and effective relief from hay fever and other allergies, available in both tablet and syrup form which makes it ideal for all the family.

Piriton allergy tablets and syrup contain the active ingredient chlorphenamine maleate, which is a type of medicine called an antihistamine.

It is available for the symptomatic relief of hay fever, and all other allergies including nettle rash, hives and prickly heat. This fast acting antihistamines can also be used for food allergies and insect bites.  

The Syrup can be used in children who are over 12 months, the tablets are ideal for adults and children aged 6 years and over. 

The "Piri" family also contains Pirinase which is a steroid nasal spray that contains fluticasone.  Fluticasone nasal sprays are suitable for customers 18 or over to help manage the symptoms of allergic rhinitis and watery itchy eyes. The convenient daily dose makes using the product really easy!  Just use two sprays up each nostril to relieve you of your symptoms for another 24 hours.  


What is an allergy? 

Your body is faced with an allergy when it produces an adverse reaction to a usually harmless substance.  This substance is then known as an allergen.  Examples of common allergens include pollen, dust mites and food. When your body comes in contact with the allergen, the immune system reacts, causing the classic allergy symptoms. 

If you have never experienced hay fever or an allergy before talk to your doctor or pharmacist for medical advice.  A lot of people initially mistake hay fever for a cold as the symptoms can be very similar.

What is Hay Fever?

A runny nose, itchy eyes, a headache and feeling tired. Spring and summer don’t just bring better weather, they also kickstart the hay fever season, causing such symptoms.  The season can start as early as February and last well into October!  That's not good news for those who are sufferers.

Hay fever is another name for a pollen allergy. Throughout most of the year, even in autumn, all flowers, grasses and trees release pollen. If you are allergic to pollen it means that the mucous membranes in the nose, eyes and throat recognise the pollen as hostile invaders. Your body’s defence mechanism will kick in, making your nose run, your sinuses block up and your eyes water.  Very unpleasant.  


As the hay fever season lasts for several months it can mean the membranes can get quite irritated, causing red eyes, a sore throat, and even itchy ears.


Travelpharm is a UK registered online pharmacy and can sell Piriton products to help prepare against allergies and reduce the impact they have on your body.