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Infusion Related Reaction, Nausea, Tremor, Dyspnoea, Blood Pressure Decreased, Flushing, Tachycardia, Vomiting, Feeling Hot (7374841-5)
on Mar 11, 2011 Female from UNITED KINGDOM , 39 years of age, was treated with Piriton. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Piriton side effects: infusion related reaction, nausea, tremor, dyspnoea, blood pressure decreased, flushing, tachycardia, vomiting, feeling hot. Piriton dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Remicade


Dry Throat, Head Discomfort, Feeling Abnormal, Pallor, Sensation Of Heaviness, Feeling Hot, Oropharyngeal Pain, Dizziness (7339313-2)
Patient was taking Piriton. Patient felt the following Piriton side effects: dry throat, head discomfort, feeling abnormal, pallor, sensation of heaviness, feeling hot, oropharyngeal pain, dizziness on Feb 17, 2011 from IRELAND Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 147.7 lb, . Piriton dosage: 4 Mg, Tid.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Methylprednisolone (1000 Mg, Tid)
  • Calcichew D3 Forte
  • Deltacortril (10 Mg, Qd)
  • Paracetamol (1 G, Tid)
  • Mabthera (1000 Mg, Days 1+14)
  • Mabthera (Unk Mg, Days 1+15)
  • Fosamax (70 Mg, 1/week)
Patient was hospitalized.

Dermatitis Allergic, Visual Impairment (7325476-1)
Adverse event was reported on Feb 03, 2011 by a Male taking Piriton (Dosage: N/A) . Location: , 60 years of age, weighting 143.3 lb, After Piriton was administered, patient encountered several Piriton side effects: dermatitis allergic, visual impairment.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Amoxicillin (500mg)
  • Pantoprazole
  • Co-dydramol
  • Meloxicam
  • Nicorette
  • Nicotine
  • Salamol
  • Alupent (20mg - Tid - Oral)
Patient was hospitalized.

Cold Sweat, Heart Rate Decreased, Infusion Related Reaction, Nausea, Syncope (6643164-1)
on Mar 09, 2010 Male from UNITED KINGDOM , 55 years of age, was treated with Piriton. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Piriton side effects: cold sweat, heart rate decreased, infusion related reaction, nausea, syncope. Piriton dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Remicade



Cold Sweat, Heart Rate Decreased, Hypotension, Infusion Related Reaction, Nausea, Syncope (6643163-X)
on Mar 09, 2010 Male from UNITED KINGDOM , 68 years of age, was treated with Piriton. Patient felt the following Piriton side effects: cold sweat, heart rate decreased, hypotension, infusion related reaction, nausea, syncope. Piriton dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Remicade


Cold Sweat, Heart Rate Decreased, Infusion Related Reaction, Nausea, Syncope (6643162-8)
Patient was taking Piriton. After Piriton was administered, patient encountered several Piriton side effects: cold sweat, heart rate decreased, infusion related reaction, nausea, syncope on Mar 09, 2010 from UNITED KINGDOM Additional patient health information: Male , 39 years of age, . Piriton dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Remicade


Arthritis, Dizziness, Sinus Disorder (6075490-1)
Adverse event was reported on Feb 04, 2009 by a Female taking Piriton (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • sinus disorder
and. Location: UNITED KINGDOM , child 8 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Piriton side effects: arthritis, dizziness, sinus disorder.
Associated medications used:
  • Flixonase
  • Antibiotics
  • Etanercept (10mg Two Times Per Week)
  • Methotrexate
  • Prednisolone
  • Amoxicillin
  • Loratadine
  • Ibuprofen Tablets


Amnesia, Anxiety, Chills, Condition Aggravated, Crohn's Disease, Dizziness, Dry Mouth, Dysarthria (5557398-0)
on Dec 12, 2007 Male from UNITED KINGDOM , 23 years of age, weighting 233.7 lb, was treated with Piriton. Patient felt the following Piriton side effects: amnesia, anxiety, chills, condition aggravated, crohn's disease, dizziness, dry mouth, dysarthria. Piriton dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Cyclizine
  • Durogesic Patch (100ugh See Dosage Text)
  • Temazepam
  • Diazepam
  • Oramorph Sr (20ml Per Day)
  • Predfoam


Amnesia, Anxiety, Chills, Dizziness, Dry Mouth, Dysarthria, Dyspnoea, Headache (5525442-2)
on Nov 16, 2007 Male from UNITED KINGDOM , 23 years of age, weighting 233.7 lb, was treated with Piriton. After Piriton was administered, patient encountered several Piriton side effects: amnesia, anxiety, chills, dizziness, dry mouth, dysarthria, dyspnoea, headache. Piriton dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Cyclizine
  • Durogesic Patch (100ugh See Dosage Text)
  • Temazepam
  • Diazepam
  • Oramorph Sr (20ml Per Day)
  • Predfoam
  • Tramadol Hcl
  • Paracetamol


Stillbirth (5364340-4)
Patient was taking Piriton(chlorphenamine Maleate) Tablet. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Piriton side effects: stillbirth on Jun 07, 2007 from UNITED KINGDOM Additional patient health information: Female , 22 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • rash pruritic
  • pruritus
and. Piriton(chlorphenamine Maleate) Tablet dosage: 4 Mg, Oral.

Stillbirth, Yellow Skin (5329999-6)
Adverse event was reported on May 10, 2007 by a Female taking Piriton (Dosage: 4mg See Dosage Text) . Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 22 years of age, weighting 163.1 lb, Patient felt the following Piriton side effects: stillbirth, yellow skin.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ferrous Sulfate Tab (200mg Three Times Per Day)
  • Aqueous Cream


Stillbirth, Yellow Skin (5322290-3)
on May 03, 2007 Female from UNITED KINGDOM , 22 years of age, weighting 163.1 lb, was treated with Piriton. After Piriton was administered, patient encountered several Piriton side effects: stillbirth, yellow skin. Piriton dosage: 4mg See Dosage Text.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Ferrous Sulfate Tab (200mg Three Times Per Day)
  • Aqueous Cream


Stillbirth (5316892-8)
on Apr 27, 2007 Female from UNITED KINGDOM , 22 years of age, weighting 163.1 lb, was diagnosed with
  • pruritus
and was treated with Piriton. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Piriton side effects: stillbirth. Piriton dosage: 16mg Four Times Per Day.

Asthma, Dyspnoea, Pharyngeal Oedema, Sensation Of Foreign Body, Throat Tightness (5089063-0)
Patient was taking Piriton Syrup. Patient felt the following Piriton side effects: asthma, dyspnoea, pharyngeal oedema, sensation of foreign body, throat tightness on May 24, 2006 from UNITED KINGDOM Additional patient health information: Female , 42 years of age, weighting 175.3 lb, was diagnosed with
  • asthma
  • condition aggravated
and. Piriton Syrup dosage: 10ml Twice Per Day.

Asthma, Dyspnoea, Pharyngeal Oedema, Sensation Of Foreign Body, Throat Tightness (5049494-1)
Adverse event was reported on May 24, 2006 by a Female taking Piriton Syrup (Dosage: 10ml Twice Per Day) . Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 42 years of age, weighting 175.3 lb, After Piriton was administered, patient encountered several Piriton side effects: asthma, dyspnoea, pharyngeal oedema, sensation of foreign body, throat tightness.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Gaviscon
  • Saline Steripoules (1amp Three Times Per Day)
  • Salbutamol Inhaler (2puff As Required)
  • Paracetamol (2tab Four Times Per Day)
  • Asmanex
  • Oxygen
  • Cefixime Chewable (1tab Twice Per Day)
  • Alendronic Acid (70mg Weekly)


Asthma, Dyspnoea, Pharyngeal Oedema, Sensation Of Foreign Body, Throat Tightness (5049358-3)
on May 24, 2006 Female from UNITED KINGDOM , 42 years of age, weighting 175.3 lb, was treated with Piriton Syrup. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Piriton side effects: asthma, dyspnoea, pharyngeal oedema, sensation of foreign body, throat tightness. Piriton Syrup dosage: 10ml Twice Per Day.
Associated medications used:
  • Gaviscon
  • Saline Steripoules (1amp Three Times Per Day)
  • Salbutamol Inhaler (2puff As Required)
  • Paracetamol (2tab Four Times Per Day)
  • Asmanex
  • Oxygen
  • Cefixime Chewable (1tab Twice Per Day)
  • Alendronic Acid (70mg Weekly)


Asthma, Dyspnoea, Pharyngeal Oedema, Sensation Of Foreign Body, Throat Tightness (5034159-2)
on May 24, 2006 Female from UNITED KINGDOM , 42 years of age, was treated with Piriton Syrup. Patient felt the following Piriton side effects: asthma, dyspnoea, pharyngeal oedema, sensation of foreign body, throat tightness. Piriton Syrup dosage: 10ml Twice Per Day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Gaviscon
  • Saline Steripoules (1amp Three Times Per Day)
  • Salbutamol Inhaler (2puff As Required)
  • Paracetamol (2tab Four Times Per Day)
  • Asmanex
  • Oxygen
  • Cefixime Chewable (1tab Twice Per Day)
  • Alendronic Acid (70mg Weekly)


Dyspnoea, Pruritus (4984909-6)
Patient was taking Piriton. After Piriton was administered, patient encountered several Piriton side effects: dyspnoea, pruritus on Apr 21, 2006 from UNITED KINGDOM Additional patient health information: Male , 23 years of age, . Piriton dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Durogesic Patch (100ugh See Dosage Text)
  • Temazepam


Periorbital Oedema, Pruritus, Swelling Face (4878843-X)
Adverse event was reported on Jan 03, 2006 by a Female taking Piriton (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • hypersensitivity
and. Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 65 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Piriton side effects: periorbital oedema, pruritus, swelling face.
Associated medications used:
  • Gliclazide
  • Metformin
  • Risedronate
  • Plavix


Eyelid Disorder, Locked-in Syndrome, Paralysis, Speech Disorder (4773036-9)
on Aug 18, 2005 Female from UNITED KINGDOM , 41 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • pruritus allergic
  • procedural pain
and was treated with Piriton. Patient felt the following Piriton side effects: eyelid disorder, locked-in syndrome, paralysis, speech disorder. Piriton dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Morphine (1mg As Required)
  • Paracetamol (1g Four Times Per Day)
  • Diclofenac (50mg Three Times Per Day)
  • Enoxaparin Sodium (20mg Per Day)


Dyspnoea, Loss Of Consciousness, Pallor, Paraesthesia Oral, Respiratory Arrest (4709869-4)
on Jun 29, 2005 Female from UNITED KINGDOM , child 7 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • multiple allergies
and was treated with Piriton. After Piriton was administered, patient encountered several Piriton side effects: dyspnoea, loss of consciousness, pallor, paraesthesia oral, respiratory arrest. Piriton dosage: N/A.

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Reported deaths: 3

Reported hospitalizations: 2

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