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PIRITEZE ALLERGY TABLETS

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

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Package leaflet: Information for the user
Piriteze ® Allergy Tablets
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
Tablets carefully to get the best results from them.



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:
1. What Piriteze Allergy Tablets do
2. Check before you take Piriteze Allergy Tablets
3. How to take Piriteze Allergy Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Piriteze Allergy Tablets
6. Further information
1. What Piriteze Allergy Tablets do
Piriteze Allergy Tablets are 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. They 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 relieve the
symptoms of some allergies and itchy skin rashes.
2. Check before you take Piriteze Allergy Tablets
Do not take Piriteze Allergy Tablets:
 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 Tablets
 If you have an intolerance to some sugars.
 Be careful when drinking alcohol while using Piriteze Allergy Tablets. They can
increase the effects of drinking,
 Do not drive or operate machinery if the tablets make you feel drowsy. At the
recommended dose, Piriteze Allergy Tablets do not cause drowsiness in the majority of
people.
 Talk to your doctor of pharmacist before taking these tablets if you have kidney
problems as you may need to take a lower dose.





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
Tablets.
If you have an enlarged prostate . It may increase the risk of you having difficulty
passing water.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
 You should not take these tablets if you are pregnant without first consulting your
doctor or pharmacist. Do not take these tablets if you are breast-feeding.
3. How to take Piriteze Allergy Tablets
Adults and children aged 12 years and over:
Swallow one tablet once a day.
Children aged 6 to 12 years:
Swallow half a tablet twice a day.
Children under 6 years: Not recommended.
If you have kidney problems you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist for advice
before taking these tablets as a lower dose may be required.



Do not take more than the recommended dose.
Do not give to children under 6 years.

If you take too many tablets
Contact your doctor or casualty department. Do not drive if you have taken too many tablets.
If you forget to take the tablets
Take one as soon as you remember, unless it is nearly time 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 Tablets 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 the medicine and tell your doctor if you experience:
Confusion, hallucinations, rapid heart beat, abnormal liver function tests.

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:
Agitation, 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 Tablets
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use this medicine after the ‘EXP’ date shown on the pack.
6. Further information
Active ingredient Each tablet contains Cetirizine Hydrochloride 10 mg.
Other ingredients Microcrystalline cellulose, lactose monohydrate, colloidal anhydrous
silica, magnesium stearate, hypromellose (E 464), macrogol 4000, titanium dioxide (E 171)
and polydextrose.
Packs of Piriteze Allergy Tablets contain7, 12 or 30 tablets.
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 Wrafton Laboratories Ltd., Wrafton, Braunton, Devon, EX33 2DL.
This leaflet was last revised in June 2016.

PIRITEZE and the Trigger device are registered trade marks owned by or licensed to the
GSK group of companies.
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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