Lloyds Pharmacy Antihistamine Cream
Boots Skin Allergy Relief 2% w/w Cream
Vantage Antihistamine 2.0% w/w Cream
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride BP 2% w/w
Symptomatic treatment of allergic conditions e.g.:- Urticaria, pruritus, allergic rashes, stings and insect bites.
Apply sparingly and infrequently (maximum twice daily) to the affected area. Short term treatment only - not more than three days.
Not recommended for children under six years old.
Known sensitivity to anti-histamines and benzoates. Do not apply to mucous membranes, eczematous conditions or where the skin is extensively broken or denuded, or in acute vesicular or exudative dermatoses. Do not use with any other product containing the same active ingredient.
Apply sparingly. Avoid prolonged use or repeated applications especially to large areas. If burning or rash develops, or if the condition persists, medical advice should be sought immediately. If necessary remove by washing with soap and water. Wash hands after use, unless they are being treated.
Not applicable when used as directed. Medicament should only be used in pregnancy when anticipated benefits exceed the risks.
May give rise to sensitisation reaction and photosensitivity. Rarely eczematous reactions have been reported, if this occurs, treatment should be discontinued.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme:
Accidental ingestion or excessive absorption may lead to dose related signs of diphenhydramine toxicity which includes drowsiness and sedation.
Treatment is by gastric lavage and aspiration. In cases of acute poisoning, activated charcoal may be useful.
Diphenhydramine applied externally has anti-histaminic activity in conditions induced by allergic stimuli.
Diphenhydramine is a histamine H1 receptor antagonist.
External applications to largely intact skin results in minimal systemic absorption.
Propyl Hydroxybenzoate, Liquid Paraffin, Emulsifying Wax, Deionised Water.
Store between 4°C and 25°C.
Norma Chemicals Ltd.
51-53 Stert Street
Oxfordshire OX14 3JF United Kingdom
4 December 1989 / 13 June 1995
26TH August 2015