Dermatology Handbook

The professional's guide to product selection


Benadryl Allergy Relief

Benadryl Allergy contains acrivastine which provides provides symptomatic relief in conditions believed to depend wholly or partly upon the triggered release of histamine. It is a potent competitive histamine H1 antagonist which lacks significant anti-cholinergic effects, and has a low potential to penetrate the central nervous system. It is a non sedating antihistamine.


Mizollen contains mizolastine, which has antihistamine and anti-allergic properties due to a specific and selective antagonism of peripheral histamine H1 receptors.


NeoClarityn contains desloratadine, which is a non-sedating, long-acting histamine antagonist with selective peripheral H1-receptor antagonist activity. After oral administration, desloratadine selectively blocks peripheral histamine H1-receptors because the substance is excluded from entry to the central nervous system.


Cyproheptadine hydrochloride 4mg tablets containing cyproheptadine hydrochloride equivalent to 4mg anhydrous cyproheptadine hydrochloride. It is a serotonin and histamine antagonist with anticholinergic and sedative properties.


Phenergan is a potent, long-acting antihistamine with additional anti-emetic central sedative and anticholinergic properties.


Piriton contains chlorphenamine maleate which is a potent antihistamine (H1-antagonist)


Tavegil (clemastine) is an H1-recptor antagonist. It belongs to the benzhydryl ether group of antihistamines. Tavegil inhibits selectively the histamine receptors of the H1 type and reduces capillary permeability. It exerts a potent antihistaminic and antipruritic effect with a fast onset and long duration of action up to 12 hours