Anthisan Bite and Sting Relief Cream - 20g

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Laura Henderson - Medical Content Writer
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James O'Loan - CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist
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CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist

What is Anthisan?

Anthisan is a treatment cream for insect bites and stings which can also be used to ease nettle rash. It helps to relieve itching, pain, and inflammation around your bite or sting, so it can heal naturally and as quickly as possible.


What happens when you get an insect bite?

If you get an insect bite or sting, you usually won’t experience any serious symptoms but will notice that a red, swollen lump will appear on your skin. This lump can be painful and itchy but will normally heal within a couple of days. You may have a mild allergic reaction to your bite or sting, making the pain and inflammation worse, but this should normally pass within a week.


How does this product soothe insect bites?

Anthisan contains the active ingredient mepyramine maleate, which is an antihistamine. Antihistamines work to block the histamine in your body that causes pain, itching, and inflammation following a sting or bite, relieving these symptoms quickly.


How to use Anthisan cream.

Apply a little Anthisan cream onto the affected areas of skin. Do this two or three times every day for up to three days. For best results, use Anthisan cream as soon as possible after receiving a sting or bite.


When should Anthisan not be used?

Do not use Anthisan if you are allergic to mepyramine maleate or any of the other listed ingredients. Anthisan should not be used on eczema or other extensively broken skin. You may feel drowsy after using Anthisan cream, if you feel sleepy after using this product do not attempt to drive or use any tools or machinery.


Does this product have side effects?

Like all medicines, Anthisan cream can have side effects, although not everyone will get them. These side effects include:

  • An allergic reaction, e.g. rash, trouble swallowing or breathing, swelling of lips, face, throat, or tongue.
  • Skin redness.
  • Swelling.
  • Itching.

If you experience these or any other side effects while using Anthisan, stop using this product and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist immediately.


Important Information.

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist-4-U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.

Anthisan Bite and Sting Relief Cream - 20g Reviews

By Keith,
October 17, 2023
Seems an issue with this product. Local chemist said no longer available very happy you still stock it
By C Hayes,
September 21, 2023
Very small tube but it's great stuff and instantly reduces itching.
By MargN Nottingham,
August 16, 2022
It does the job. No more itchy bites.
By J Clayton,
July 19, 2022
My go to product for insect bites
By Sally O,
July 06, 2022
Takes a little while to work but is effective against bites and stings.
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