Mepyramine


Full Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use

Topical/Cutaneous
Pruritic skin disorders, Hypersensitivity reactions
Adult: As 2% cream: Apply sparingly onto affected area(s) 2-3 times daily for up to 3 days.
Child: ≥2 yr Same as adult dose.
Contraindications
Application to eczematous skin conditions or extensively broken skin surfaces.
Special Precautions
Childn. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling Avoid contact on large areas of skin, broken, sunburnt, cut or grazed skin. This drug may cause somnolence and mild disorientation, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Rarely, skin sensitisation. Immunologic: Local hypersensitivity reactions.
Action
Mepyramine is an ethylenediamine derived antihistamine w/ anti-pruritic and local analgesic action. It competitively blocks histamine at H1 receptor sites thus inhibiting the effect of histamine in the body.
Absorption: Readily absorbed through the skin.
Metabolism: Metabolised in the liver.
Excretion: Mainly via urine as metabolites.
Storage
Topical/Cutaneous: Store below 25°C.
ATC Classification
R06AC01 - mepyramine ; Belongs to the class of substituted ethylene diamines used as systemic antihistamines.
D04AA02 - mepyramine ; Belongs to the class of topical antihistamines used in the treatment of pruritus.
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