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Anthisan Bite & Sting Cream 20g
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.
Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream is used for treating pain, itching and inflammation caused by insect stings, bites and nettle rash
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream carefully to get the best results from it.
Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice. You should contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 3 days. If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
If you are not sure how to use this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Using this medicine (adults, elderly and children over 2 years of age)
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
Apply the cream two to three times a day for up to three days
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
Do not use this medicine and tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to mepyramine maleate or any of the other ingredients of Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream. 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:
- 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.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines you can buy without prescription, including herbal medicines.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, might become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant.
If you are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.
You may feel drowsy or sleepy while using this medicine. If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines.
Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream contains Ceto-stearyl alcohol and castor oil. These may cause local skin reactions (such as ‘‘contact dermatitis’’ which may include the following symptoms: skin redness, swelling and itching, pain or burning sensation).
Methyl hydroxybenzoate. This may cause an allergic reaction. This allergy may happen some time after starting the medicine.
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 purifi ed water