Active ingredients: alimemazine (trimeprazine)
What it is used for
Urticaria. Oral treatment of pruritus irrespective of the cause. The pruritus of self limiting conditions such as sunburn, photosensitivity, measles and chickenpox, is markedly relieved in 24 hours to 48 hours. Pruritus unaffected by other therapies is often relieved by Vallergan. Its use frequently allows reduction or elimination of concurrent local and systemic treatment; this is probably due to interruption of the itch, scratch, itch cycle, which encourages healing of lesions. The sedation produced by trimeprazine is of value, particularly when the itching appears to be associated with emotional stress or nervous tension. Vallergan has been found useful in children as a general sedative.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
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- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Clean, bright, apricot coloured syrup.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription. It is
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For the active ingredient alimemazine (trimeprazine)
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