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Dimetindene (trade name Fenistil; other name dimethindene maleate) is a potent antipruritic antihistamine, characterized by the small size of its effective dose and its rapidity of action. Dimetindene is an antihistamine/anticholinergic that is a selective H1 antagonist. Its effect sets in after 20 to 60 minutes and lasts several hours. Dimetindene drops as well as Dimetindene syrup is particularly indicated in pediatric practice. Dimetindene is indicated as symptomatic treatment of allergic reactions: urticaria, allergies of the upper respiratory tract such as hay fever and perennial rhinitis, food, and drug allergies; pruritus of various origins, except pruritus due to cholestasis; insect bites. Dimetindene is also indicated for pruritus in eruptive skin diseases such as chicken-pox. Dimetindene can be as an adjuvant in eczema and other pruriginous dermatoses of allergic origin.   NCATS

  • SMILES: CC(C1=C(CCN(C)C)Cc2ccccc12)c3ccccn3
  • InChIKey: MVMQESMQSYOVGV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • Mol. Mass: 292.43
  • ALogP: 4.15
  • ChEMBL Molecules:
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dimethindene | dimethindene maleate | dimethindine | dimetindene | dimetindene maleate | fenostil | forhistal maleate | su-6518

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