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Anthisan cream 2% 25g

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Anthisan cream 2% 25g

Anthisan cream is an antihistamine that works by relieving the pain, inflammation and itching caused by bites and stings. It is a type of antihistamine that works to provide symptomatic relive from the pain, itching and inflammation associated with:

- Insect bites

- Stings

- Nettle rash

- Sunburn, mild burns and scalds

Anthisan cream contains the active ingredient mepyramine maleate, which is a type of medicin e called an antihistamine. It works by preventing the actions of histamine- a substance produced by the body as part of its defence mechanisms. It is stored in mast cells in the body tissues. When the body reacts to a foreign substance known as an allergen, e.g. venom from insect bites and stings, the mast cells are stimulated by the allergen and release their stores of histamine. The released histamine then binds to its receptors (H1 receptors), causing a chain reaction that results in allergic symptoms. This causes an increased blood flow on the area of the allergy, and the release of other chemicals that add to the allergic response. As a result of insect bites or stings, or contact with stinging nettles, histamine can cause inflammation of the skin that result in redness, swelling and an itchy rash. It does not prevent the actual release of histamine from mast cells but prevents it from binding to its receptors. This in turn prevents the release of other allergy chemicals and increased blood supply to the area to provide relief from the typical symptoms of bites and stings.

Anthisan cream 2% 25g

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Pip Code 0014043
RRP Price 4.07
Legal Classification <p>P</p>
Indications <p>Insect bites, stings and nettle rash.</p>
Pack Size 25g
Perscription Type (NHS-Private) No
Manufacturer Anthisan

Apply 2 or 3 times daily for up to 3 days directly to the affected parts.


Caution: Discontinue if skin sensitivity occurs. Do not use on eczema or broken skin.