Anthisan Cream For Insect Bites & Stings – 25g

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What is Anthisan Cream For Insect Bites & Stings?

Anthisan Cream For Insect Bites and Stings is a cream that is designed to reduce pain, itching, and inflammation as a result of an insect bite or sting, as well as nettle rash. The active ingredient in the cream is mepyramine maleate, which is an antihistamine. Antihistamines work by blocking the chemical histamine that is produced during an allergic reaction.


Can an insect sting or bite cause an allergic reaction?

An allergic reaction after a sting or bite from an insect can happen but it is not a common occurrence. When someone it was bitten or stung, the area will generally produce pain, redness on the skin and some swelling. These effects may look like an allergic reaction but it isn’t. This is why antihistamines can often be used to treat insect bites and stings, as swelling and redness are side effects of an allergy. Side effects of an insect bite or sting allergy may include difficulty breathing, a tight throat, or feeling faint. If you notice any of these side effects after an insect bite or sting, speak to a doctor immediately.


Who is this cream suitable for?

This Anthisan cream is suitable to be used by adults and children aged 2 and over. It should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients that are contained in the cream. This cream should not be used on skin affected by eczema, on the cut or grazed the skin, skin that has been affected by the sun, and large areas of skin. If you are using any other form of medication, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using.


Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this cream?

Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should consult a medical professional before using any form of medication.


How should Anthisan Cream For Insect Bites & Stings be used?

To use this cream, apply it to the affected area of the skin. Ideally, as soon after the bite or sting as possible. Apply the cream 2-3 times a day for up to 3 days. Do not exceed this. If you are still experiencing problems after 3 days, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible.


Are there any side effects?

Like with many types of medication, there is a chance of side effects when using this Anthisan cream. Potential side effects include a rash, swallowing difficulties, swelling in the face, lips, throat, or tongue. If you notice any of these side effects, stop using and go to the hospital immediately. Tell a Chemist 4 U pharmacist if you notice that the symptoms from the bite or sting have gotten worse after using the cream. You can also record any side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.


More 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.

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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

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Active Ingredients

  • Mepyramine

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