What is mepyramine maleate used for?
It is used in over-the-counter combination products to treat the common cold and menstrual symptoms. It is also the active ingredient of the topical antihistamine creams Anthisan and Neoantergan sold for the treatment of insect bites, stings, and nettle rash.
What is mepyramine cream?
Anthisan 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.
Is mepyramine maleate an antihistamine?
Mepyramine maleate is an H1 receptor antagonist (antihistamine) of the ethylene diamine type.
Does Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream contain mepyramine maleate?
Anthisan Bite and Sting Cream contains a medicine called mepyramine maleate.
Is Anthisan good for eczema?
Who shouldn’t use Anthisan bite and sting cream? Don’t apply the cream to raw, broken, cut or grazed areas of skin, or skin that is sunburnt or affected by eczema. Don’t use the cream if you’re allergic to any of its ingredients.
Which medicine contains mepyramine maleate?
Anthisan bite and sting cream contains the active ingredient mepyramine maleate, which is a type of medicine called an antihistamine.
What drugs contain mepyramine maleate?
Boots Bite and Sting Relief Antihistamine Cream.
How does mepyramine block histamine?
Mepyramine, also known as pyrilamine, is a first generation antihistamine, targeting the H1 receptor as an inverse agonist. H 1 -receptor antagonists are the drugs that selectively bind to but do not activate histamine H 1 receptors, thereby blocking the actions of endogenous histamine.
How often can you apply antihistamine Cream?
Use the cream 2 or 3 times a day, for a maximum of 3 days. Do not use on children under 2 years. If a rash develops, or the condition gets worse, stop using the cream.