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PIRITEZE ALLERGY RELIEF 1MG/ML SYRUP

Active substance(s): CETIRIZINE HYDROCHLORIDE / CETIRIZINE HYDROCHLORIDE / CETIRIZINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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Piriteze Allergy Relief 1mg/ml Syrup
Cetirizine Hydrochloride

Please read right through this leaflet before you start using this medicine.
This medicine is available without prescription, but you still need to use Piriteze Allergy Relief Syrup
carefully to get the best results from it.



Keep this leaflet, you may need to read it again.
If you have any questions, or if there is anything you do not understand, ask your pharmacist.

In this leaflet:
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What Piriteze Allergy Relief Syrup does
Check before you take Piriteze Allergy Relief Syrup
How to take Piriteze Allergy Relief Syrup
Possible side effects
How to store Piriteze Allergy Relief Syrup
Further information

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What Piriteze Allergy Relief Syrup does

Piriteze Allergy Relief Syrup is used to treat the allergic symptoms of hayfever (itchy or watery
eyes, sneezing and a runny nose) and other allergies e.g. pet, house dust mite and mould spore
allergies. It can also be used to relieve the rashes and itching of chronic urticaria (hives).
The active ingredient is cetirizine hydrochloride, an antihistamine which can help to relieve the
symptoms of some allergies and itchy skin rashes.
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Check before you take Piriteze Allergy Relief Syrup
Do not take Piriteze Allergy Relief Syrup:
if you have ever had an allergic reaction to antihistamines or to any of the other ingredients
(listed in Section 6)
if you have severe kidney problems
Take special care with Piriteze Allergy Relief Syrup
If you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
Be careful when drinking alcohol while using Piriteze Allergy Syrup. It can increase the effects
of drinking.
Do not drive or operate machinery if the syrup makes you feel drowsy.
If you have kidney problems as you may need to take a lower dose (see How to take Piriteze
Allergy Relief Syrup)
If you are epileptic or at risk of convulsions (fits).
If you are having an allergy skin test you need to wait 3 days after taking Piriteze Allergy Relief
Syrup.
If you have an enlarged prostate. It may increase the risk of having difficulty passing
water.

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If you are taking other medicines
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this syrup if you are taking any prescribed medicines;
including medicines obtained without a prescription.

! Pregnancy and breast feeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking Piriteze Allergy Relief Syrup if you are
pregnant or breast‐feeding.
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How to take Piriteze Allergy Relief Syrup
Adults and adolescents aged 12 years and over: Take two 5 ml spoonfuls once daily.
Children aged between 6 and 12 years: Give one 5 ml spoonful twice daily – morning and evening.
Children aged between 2 and 6 years: Give half a spoonful twice daily – morning and evening.
Children under 2 years: Not recommended.
For people with moderate kidney problems: Take one 5ml spoonful once daily.
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Do not take more than the recommended dose.
Do not give to children under 2 years.

If you or a child take too much syrup
Contact your doctor or casualty department. Do not drive if you have taken too much.
If you forget to take the syrup
Take a dose as soon as you remember, unless it is nearly tine to take the next one. Never take two
doses together.
If your symptoms persist, see your doctor.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Piriteze Allergy Relief Syrup can have side effects, but not everybody gets them.
Stop taking the medicine and seek immediate medical help if you experience:

Sudden signs of an allergic reaction such as developing a rash, swelling of the mouth or face
or difficulty breathing

Bruising or bleeding more easily than normal

Convulsions or fits

Loss of consciousness
Stop taking this medicine and tell your doctor if you experience:
Confusion, hallucinations, abnormal liver function tests, rapid heartbeat.
The following side effects may occur:
Common:
Headache or dizziness, drowsiness or tiredness, restlessness, dry mouth, sore throat, abdominal
pain, diarrhoea, nausea [feeling sick], runny nose.
Uncommon:
Agitaition, weakness, malaise, pins and needles, itching, rash or hives.
Rare:

Aggression, depression, weight gain, swelling, insomnia, movement disorders including tremor,
muscle spasm and tics.
Very Rare:
Taste disorder, blurred vision, eye movement disorder, difficult or painful or involuntary urination.
At a very low frequency that cannot be estimated:
Increased appetite, memory loss, difficulty passing water or a feeling of dizziness.
In very rare cases people have had suicidal thoughts when taking this medicine. If you experience
these stop taking the medicine and see your doctor.
If you do get any side effects, even those not mentioned in this leaflet, tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
5. How to store Piriteze Allergy Relief Syrup
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
Do not use this medicine after the ‘EXP’ date shown on the pack.
6. Further Information
Active Ingredient Each 5 ml dose contains Cetirizine Hydrochloride 5mg.
Other Ingredients Glycerol, propylene glycol, sorbitol (E 420), methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E
218), propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E 216), sodium acetate, acetic acid, saccharin sodium, banana
flavour and purified water.
Methyl and propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E 218 and E 216) may cause allergic reactions (possibly
delayed).
The bottle contains 100 or 150ml.
Not all pack sizes maybe marketed.
The marketing authorisation holder is GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (UK) Trading Limited,
Brentford, TW8 9GS, U.K. and all enquiries should be sent to this address.
The manufacturer is BCM Ltd, Nottingham, NG90 2 PR, U.K.
This leaflet was last revised in June 2016
PIRITEZE and the trigger device are registered trade marks owned by or licensed to the GSK grou
up of
companies.
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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