Medicines & Supplements A to Z > Mepyramine
Last updated on 09/07/2021.
GENERIC NAME: Mepyramine
ALTERNATIVE NAME: Pyrilamine
CHINESE NAME: 美吡拉敏
BRAND NAME(S) IN HONG KONG: Metopic, Quali-san, Teramin
DRUG CLASS: Antihistamines
SUB CLASS: Antihistamines (First Generation)
USED FOR: Pruritic skin disorders
AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS:
– 2% (cream)
What is Mepyramine for?
Mepyramine is a first generation antihistamine that can relieve itchiness in pruritic skin disorders and allergies.
How to use it?
Mepyramine can be applied on the skin as a cream. Apply Mepyramine cream sparingly onto affected areas 2-3 times daily for up to 3 days. Avoid using the cream on large areas of skin. Do not use it for eczema or on broken skin surfaces.
What are the side effects of Mepyramine?
Common side effects of Mepyramine include skin irritation.
Who should not take Mepyramine?
People allergic to Mepyramine or any component of the formulation.
This medication can make you dizzy. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how you respond to Mepyramine.
Common dosing schedule:
Apply 2-3 times daily for up to 3 days.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Mepyramine may interact with:
Mepyramine has no known interactions with common medications.
Where to buy Mepyramine in Hong Kong?
In Hong Kong, Mepyramine is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Mepyramine in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.