Boots Pharmaceuticals Bite & Sting Relief Antihistamine Cream - 20g

20 G | £16.95 per 100G

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Relieves pain, itching and swelling. Soothing relief
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Suitable for: adults and children 2 years and over
Active ingredients: Mepyramine Maleate


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Boots Pharmaceuticals Bite & Sting Relief Antihistamine Cream - 20g

What this medicine is for

A soothing antihistamine cream for the relief of pain, itching and swelling caused by insect bites and stings and nettle stings.

Suitable for

Adults and children 2 years and over


Age Restriction

You must be at least 16 years old to purchase this product.

How to use

Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before use.

Read all of this carton for full instructions.

Check the tube seal is not broken before first use. If it is, do not use the cream. Pierce tube seal with end of cap. Apply to the skin only.

Adults and children of 2 years and over:

Smooth a very small amount on the affected area. Use the cream 2 or 3 times a day, for a maximum of 3 days.

Do not use on children under 2 years.

Hazards and Cautions

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children

Before you use this medicine.

Do not use:

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients or other antihistamines.
  • If you have eczema or other skin conditions.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, unless your doctor tells you to.
  • On broken skin, sunburnt skin or on large areas of skin.
  • Cetostearyl alcohol and lanolin may cause skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).

If a rash develops, or the condition gets worse, stop using the cream.

If the symptoms do not go away talk to your doctor.

If anyone accidently swallows some: Talk to your doctor straight away.

Possible side effects

Most people will not have problems.

If you get these side effects stop using the cream and see a doctor:

  • Allergic reaction (e.g. skin rash, red or itchy skin, worsening of the condition you are treating).

Reporting side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed on this carton. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.


Do not store above 25°C.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

Use by the date on the flap of the carton.


  • This is a medicine; Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if symptoms persist.

  • Seek advice before using if you are breast feeding, pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or suffer from allergies.

  • Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

Active ingredients

Mepyramine Maleate


Active ingredients: Mepyramine Maleate 2% w/w.

Also contains: purified water, cetostearyl alcohol, white soft paraffin, liquid paraffin, cetomacrogol 1000, anhydrous hypoallergenic lanolin, sorbitan sesquioleate, sodium citrate, citric acid monohydrate. more less

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Order by 10pm (subject to change during promotions), available 7 days a week for £4.95. This may not be available during public holidays or weekends in between public holidays. Usually delivered between 8am and 9pm. The earliest delivery date for these orders will be shown at the checkout.

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