Heparin gel - Use | Dose | Side Effects
This article was medically reviewed by M.Pharm, Marko Tanaskovic on August 12, 2018. To read more about an author, click here.
Heparin gel contains three active ingredients: heparin, allantoin and dexpanthenol. It belongs to a group of medicines with a protective effect on blood vessels called Vasoprotectives.
Heparin gel locally relieve pain and reduce swelling in conditions such as:
- superficial thrombophlebitis (a disease that is caused by a blockage of the superficial vein blood clot);
- sports, traffic and other injuries (subcutaneous bruises, contusions, sprains).
Do not use this medicine
Heparin gel should not be used:
- if you have hypersensitivity to any component of this product;
- if you have an open wound on the lower leg that is bleeding (ulcus cruris) and other bleeding in the skin;
- if you have open wounds and infected.
Interactions (The usage of other medicines)
Please note that this information may relate to the medicines you have no longer apply, and the medicines that you are planning to apply in the future. Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently applied any other medicines including medicines obtained without a prescription. Heparin gel should not be combined with other medicines intended for topical application.
Using Heparin gel with food and liquid
Application of food and drink does not affect the effectiveness of Heparin gel.
Medicines use during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Before you start to apply some medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Although there are no data on the harmful effects to the mother or child, Heparin gel in pregnant women (especially during the third trimester) and breastfeeding women should be applied only if necessary.
The effect of this medicine on the management of motor vehicles and machinery operation
The medicine has no effect on ability to drive and / or operate machinery.
Apply a remedy to the enclosed instructions. If you feel that the medicine is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Heparin gel should be applied in a thin layer on the surface of diseased skin 2-4 times a day, with a slight rubbing. In the treatment of thrombophlebitis should not rub, but after applying the gel recommends placing elastic, ie, occlusive bandage. The duration of treatment depends on the indication, usually 1-2 weeks, and longer if necessary.
If you apply more than the prescribed dose is, consult your doctor or pharmacist! Overdose with Heparin gel is not recorded yet.
If you forget to take the medicine
If you forget to take medication, do not use double dose later. Continue to use the medicine according to the usual schedule. If you forget to cure, apply the missed dose as soon as possible and continue to use in standard intervals. Do not apply a double dose of the medicine at once, to make up the missed dose.
If you stop taking this medicine
If you suddenly stop using this medication, do not expect some negative effects. If you have any further questions on the use of Heparin gel, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Heparin Gel can cause side effects. Compatibility of Heparin gel after topical (external) use is very good. Very rarely can occur allergic skin reaction characterized by itching, redness, or tingling in that case it is advised discontinuation of therapy. If you notice any side effects, please inform your doctor or pharmacist. This medicine is also known as: Panthoderm, Dexpanthenol cream.
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