The benefits of Dermodrin at a glance
- Cares for the skin
In Europe, most insect bites and stings are harmless. But even if you are not unfortunate to be allergic to bee or wasp venom, one thing is annoying for everyone – the itching. Here, a topical antihistamine provides relief.
When do you use Dermodrin, and what does Dermodrin do?
Dermodrin Ointment is used to treat itching, local pain and skin hypersensitivity reactions in cases of
- Insect bites and stings
- Eczema, urticaria (hives), itching wound edges and skin abrasions
- Slight burns, sunburn
- Itching skin rashes after sun exposure (sun allergy)
Diphenhydramine hydrochloride, the active ingredient in Dermodrin, is an antihistamine and anti-allergic agent, an antipruritic (itching-reducing) and analgesic (pain-relieving) product for allergies and skin conditions.
1 g of ointment contains 20 mg of diphenhydramine hydrochloride
- Children, adolescents and adults apply Dermodrin Ointment 3 to 4 times a day onto the affected area of the skin.
- Children between 2 and 5 years, by contrast, only 2 to 3 times daily.
The antipruritic, analgesic and decongestant effect sets in shortly after application of the ointment and lasts for two to six hours.
For the effects and possible adverse effects, please consult the patient information leaflet (package insert) or talk to your doctor or pharmacist. The product information is referring to the current Austrian approval.