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Insect Bite Prescribing 
Medication

Cridge Pharmacy pharmacists can assess and prescribe for insect bites in BC. 

This service is available on a walk-in basis at all Cridge Pharmacies (see locations and hours here).

Medications available for pharmacist prescribing:

  • Rupatadine (Rupall)

  • Bilastine (Blexten) • Hydroxyzine

  • Chlorpheniramine (generics)*

  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl Preparations, generics)*

  • Cetirizine (Reactine, generics)*

  • Desloratadine (Aerius, generics)*

  • Fexofenadine (Allegra)*

  • Loratadine (Claritin, generics)*

  • Zinc Oxide Cream/Paste (Zincofax, generics)*

  • Menthol Or Camphor-containing Salves (Rub A-535, others)*

  • Emollients (E.g. Unscented Moisture Creams Or White Petrolatum)*

  • Desonide 0.05% (generics)

  • Hydrocortisone 0.5%, 1% (Cortate, generics)*

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