Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream 20g

£3.20

  • Treats pain, itching and inflammation caused by insect stings, bites and nettle rash
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Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream contains a medicine called mepyramine maleate. This belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It works by blocking a natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction.

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Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream

What Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream is and what it is used for

Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream contains a medicine called mepyramine maleate. This belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It works by blocking a natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction.

What Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream is used for treating:

  • Pain, itching and inflammation caused by insect stings, bites and nettle rash. You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 3 days

See more on Insect Bites or Stings on the NHS website

Before you use Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream

Do not use Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream if:

  • You are allergic (hypersensitive) to mepyramine maleate or any of the other ingredients of Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream (listed in Section 6) The signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue

Do not apply the cream on:

  • Eczema
  • Cut, grazed or badly broken skin
  • Areas of sunburnt skin
  • Large areas of skin

Do not use this medicine if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream.

How to use Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream

Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor, pharmacist or nurse has told you. Check with your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are not sure.

Adults, Elderly and Children over 2 years of age

The recommended dose is two or three times a day for up to three days:

  • Apply the cream directly to the affected areas of skin
  • Do not apply the cream on eczema, larger areas of skin, cut, grazed, badly broken or sunburnt skin
  • For best results use as soon as possible after the bite or sting
  • Repeated use of the cream for periods longer than a few days is not recommended
  • If your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 3 days talk to your doctor or pharmacist

If you feel the effect of your medicine is too weak or too strong, do not change the dose yourself, but ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Ingredients

 Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream contains:

  • Each 1g of cream contains 20mg of the active substance, mepyramine maleate
  • The other ingredients are ceto-stearyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol 600 monostearate, castor oil, methyl hydroxybenzoate, foin coupe (fragrance), silicon antifoam and purified water

see our other Allergy medications here at My Pharmacy

Side Effects

Like all medicines, Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Stop using Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream and see a doctor or go to a hospital straight away if you notice any of the following side effects:

A severe allergic reaction. The signs may include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue

Stop using Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream and tell a pharmacist if you notice the following side effect:

An increase in skin redness, swelling and itching in the area where you have used the cream. This might be due to a mild allergic reaction.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine

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