Fenistil: instructions for use, reviews, analogues, price in a pharmacy

In an environment where the environment can not be called ideal, more often people suffer from allergies to different stimuli. It is right to give up frivolous attitude to these manifestations and turn to a specialist for qualified help.

Sometimes it is enough to change some habits and take a remedy for allergies. So we'll talk today about analogues and prices for Fenistil, its instructions for use and feedback about it.

Features of the preparation

The product is generally well-received by both children and adults. Does not give serious adverse reactions. Fenistil is an antiallergic drug that effectively manifests itself in allergic reactions of a different nature.


The main substance that determines the effect of the drug: dimethindene maleate. If the preparation is a drop liquid, then it includes additional substances:

  • benzoic acid,
  • sodium saccharinate,
  • sodium dodecahydrate hydrophosphate,
  • purified water,
  • citric acid monohydrate,
  • propylene glycol.

In case the agent has a helium constitution, additional substances are

  • carbopol,
  • sodium hydroxide,
  • benzalkonium chloride,
  • purified water,
  • edetate disodium,
  • propylene glycol.

Dosage forms

The preparation is manufactured by the manufacturers:

  • in the form of gel in tubes of aluminum( 30 g), the average price of 340 rubles.,
  • transparent liquid used in the form of drops;bottle capacity is 1 ml, which corresponds to 20 drops;the average price is 480 rubles.

The drug has such an effect:
  • removes the sensation of itching,
  • counteracts the release of tissue hormone that affects the course of the inflammatory process and is associated with the manifestation of certain disease states - histamine;
  • counteracts the appearance of allergies.


With increased permeability of capillaries, which appears in connection with the body's reaction to allergies, the drug reduces these symptoms. In case of external application( gel) shows:

  • local anesthetic action,
  • removes irritation,
  • reduces itching,
  • blocks acetylcholine to some extent.


If the drug has a dosage form in the form of a gel, then its pharmacokinetics:

  • The body penetrates after a few minutes.
  • The tenth part of the facility reaches the goal and gives the expected effect.
  • The peak action of the drug occurs after 1 ÷ 4 hours.


The drug is prescribed in the case of:

  • urticaria,
  • sunburn,
  • itching dermatoses,
  • allergic rhinitis,
  • light burns obtained at home and at work,
  • eczema( prone wetting),
  • pseudocut,
  • hay fever,
  • insect bites,
  • atopic dermatitis,
  • angioedema,
  • of pruritus that occurs from a variety of causes, except for the case that is caused by cholestasis,
  • allergies,
  • if a patient is prescribed a hypo-sensitizing therapyand preventive measures are necessary to avoid allergies.

Next, the instructions for the use of Fenistil in the form of gel and drops for children and adults will be considered.

Instruction for use

  • The drug in liquid dosage form is prescribed for admission in childhood( 1 month ÷ 12 years) in such quantity:
    • 15 ÷ 20 drops three times a day, if the patient is 3 ÷ 12 years old;
    • 10 ÷ 15 drops three times a day in the case when the child is 1 ÷ 3 years old;
    • 3 ÷ 5 drops three times a day at the age of the child from one month to three years.
  • Adult patients are prescribed to take 20-40 drops, which should be consumed three times a day.

If the skin lesions are severe, then the drug is taken orally and externally. On the skin area where there is a lesion, apply the gel up to four times a day. If the lesion of the skin is of mild form, then only local application of the remedy is possible.


The drug is not prescribed if the patient has:

  • bronchial asthma,
  • angle-closure glaucoma,
  • negative reaction of the body to one or more components of the drug,
  • hyperplasia of the prostate,
  • infant age to the month.

Side effects of

When using the gel, you may experience:

  • skin burning,
  • rarely rashes on the skin,
  • dryness of the skin.

If the course of treatment passes with taking the drug inside, there may be side effects:

  • in the pharynx can be felt dry,
  • swelling,
  • dizziness,
  • muscle spasm,
  • arousal,
  • skin rash,
  • headache,
  • respiratory depression,
  • drowsiness.

Special instructions

  • In case of extensive skin lesions, it is necessary to consult a specialist before using the drug.
  • If, after applying the gel, the skin lesion does not decrease and the symptoms of the problem become more pronounced, then it is necessary to cancel the use of the product and consult a doctor.
  • If the gel is used for large areas of the skin, then these places should be protected from sunlight.
  • In younger children, no remedy is used for treatment if the lesion is extensive. The same recommendations, if the surface of the skin has places of bleeding or inflammation.
  • If fenistil is ingested, then:
    • for infants under one year of age should be used strictly after consulting a specialist,
    • should not be used in conditions with elevated air temperature,
    • is not allowed to increase the dose of admission unintentionally,
    • infants may receive the drug along withchild nutrition, with the condition that the medicine is added to the bottle before feeding.
  • For infants, you can give the product in a diluted form directly from a spoon.
  • If the patient is taking the drug, then he needs to be cautious during classes related to the danger and requiring careful attention( driving).

Interaction with other medications

  • Gel is not recommended to be used concomitantly with other remedies for skin itching.
  • If the drug is taken concomitantly with ethanol, then the psychomotor reactions slow down.
  • Antihistamines can cause increased anticholinergic effects if taken concomitantly with anticholinergics and tricyclic antidepressants.
  • If the drug is taken at one time with monoamine oxidase inhibitors, then it is possible that such a combination can cause a depressing effect on the nervous system.


  • Users of the drug describe that it is effective in biting mosquitoes and other insects. Specialists advise mothers to give a remedy to children on the eve of vaccinations, observing a certain interval, so prevention of allergic reactions occurs.
  • There is a description that the drug is very helpful in allergic reactions of the body to food and medicine. About negative features say about two percent of people who have left feedback on the action of the drug. Its ability to dry the skin is noted.
  • Several people said that the medicine did not help with skin rashes. At the same time, many patients have fenistil in their medicine chest constantly, especially those who have small children. This is due to the fact that after smearing the bite with a mosquito, the child does not brush it, because itching is cured and the skin's negative reaction is prevented.


Means that have the same basic active substance: Dimethindene.

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