Festamin® solution
Antihistamine ,antipruritic ,anti allergic
  • The active component of Festamin® is Dimethindene maleate which is a phenindene derivative and is  histamine antagonist at the H1 receptor level and is reported to have mast-cell stabilizing properties.
  • In addition Dimethindene maleate has antikinin activity, a slight anticholinergic and sedative effect. Accordingly it reduces the capillary hyperpermeability associated with immediate hypersensitivity reactions.

Each 5 ml of Festamin® Oral solution contains:

  • Dimethindene maleate    0.5 mg

Each 1 ml of Festamin® Oral Drops contains:

  • Dimethindene maleate    1 mg

Festamin® is used for symptomatic treatment of

  • allergic reactions as urticaria.
  • allergies of the upper respiratory tract such as perennial rhinitis.
  • food and drug allergies.
  • Pruritus in eruptive skin diseases such as chickenpox.
  • Insect bites.
  • As an adjuvant in eczema and other pruriginous dermatoses of allergic origin.

Festamin® is also used in compound preparations for the symptomatic treatment of coughs and the common cold. 

  • Hypersensitivity to Dimethindene maleate.
  • Babies of less than one month of age.
  • You should only use Festamin® during pregnancy or lactation if advised to do so by the doctor.
  • Frequently: drowsiness, especially at high doses.
  • Occasionally: nausea, dryness of mouth or throat, vertigo and headaches.
  • Rarely: edema, cutaneous eruptions, muscular spasm and respiratory disturbances.

Drops for children:

  • Infants(1- 12) months: 3 -10 drops 3 times a day
  • Children(1- 3) years: 10 -15 drops 3 times a day
  • Children(3 - 12) years:15 -20 drops 3 times a day

Oral solution:

  • Infants (1 -12 months): 1.5 -5 ml 3 times per day.
  • Children (1- 3 years): 5- 7.5 ml 3 times per day.
  • Children (3- 12 years): 7.5- 10 ml 3 times per day.
  • Adolescents from 12 years and Adults: 10- 20 ml 3 times per day.
  • Antihistamines can cause excitation in young children.
  • Observe the customary precautions in case of narrow angle glaucoma, urinary retention linked with urethra-prostatic disorders and of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders.
  • Caution is recommended in case of administration of the syrup to the infants below the age of 1 year as the sedative effect can be associated with episodes of sleep apnea.
  • This medication can affect reactions, the ability to drive and the ability to use tools or machinery.
  • Festamin® oral solution: Bottle of 100 ml.
  • Festamin® oral drops: Bottle of 20 ml with measuring dropper.
  • Store at temperature below 30°C, protected from light.