Actovegin gel: instructions for use
Gel Actovegin is used in cases where a large concentration of a drug is needed in a certain place. Transdermal and percutaneous techniques greatly reduce the risk of complications in the digestive tract. Entering the body through the skin, they gradually enter the circulatory system. Thus, there is no overdose or a sharp drop in the concentration of the active substance.
Actovegin can be used in the form of creams, ointments and gels. Gels have become quite widespread.
Form and composition of the medicine
The gel has a viscous consistency and is a mild form of the drug. It has elasticity, plasticity and yet retains its shape.
Gel Actovegin has such advantages:
- Quickly and evenly distributed over the skin, while not clogging the skin;
- The gel has a similar pH with the skin;
- The gel can be combined with various suspensions and hydrophilic drugs.
For the treatment of lesions of the mucous membranes and skin, gels, creams and ointments Actovegin are used. They can also be used in bedsores, in preparation for skin transplantation, ulcers, burns and wounds of various etiologies.
Actovegin-gel promotes the rapid healing of tissues and mucous membranes, since it is a potent antihypoxicant.
In 100 grams of gel contains: 0.8 g of deproteinized hemoderivat of calves blood (the main active substance), as well as propylene glycol, purified water, carmellose sodium, methyl parahydroxybenzoate, calcium lactate and propyl parahydroxybenzoate.
20% gel for external use has no color, transparent (may have a yellowish tinge), homogeneous. Available in aluminum tubes of 20, 30, 50 and 100 grams. The tube is contained in a cardboard box.
It is also produced 20% eye gel Actovegin in tubes of 5 mg. it contains 40 mg. dry mass of the active substance.
In Actovegin gel there are no toxic substances, but only low molecular weight peptides, amino acids and active substances obtained from the blood of calves.
Using Actovegin in the form of a gel allows you to accelerate the healing of wounds and metabolic processes. Also, when it is used, cell resistance to hypoxia increases.
The medicinal preparation activates the metabolism of oxygen and glucose. Its effect provokes acceleration and stimulation of the healing process, which is characterized by increased energy consumption.
At the moment, the pharmacokinetic properties of Actovegin in the form of a gel have not been studied.
Indications for use
20% gel-Actovegin possesses cleansing properties, therefore it is used at the beginning of therapy of ulcers and deep wounds. After this, it is possible to apply 5% cream or ointment-Actovegin.
Such gel is very effective for wounds obtained as a result of exposure to chemicals, sunburn, burns with boiling water or steam. Used to conduct therapy for cancer patients with pathologies caused by exposure to radiation.
Complex treatment with Actovegin is carried out for the treatment and prevention of pressure ulcers, as well as ulcerous formations of various etiologies.
For radiation lesions and burns, apply a thin layer of gel to the affected area of the skin. With ulcers, the gel should be applied with a thick layer and covered with a compress with 5% ointment of Actovegin. Change the dressing 1 time a day, if it gets wet, then change it as needed.
The eye gel Actovegin is used in such situations:
- Eyes or irritations caused by prolonged contact lens wear;
- Radiation injury of the retina;
- Inflammatory processes on the cornea;
- Ulcerous lesions of the eyes.
For treatment, take a few drops of gel and apply to the damaged eye -2 times a day. The course of treatment is prescribed only by the attending physician. Storage of an open tube is recommended for no more than a month.
Reviews about the drug
Gel Actovegin has many positive reviews. When used, it helps with both wounds and cuts, and cracked lips. Despite its cost, the drug is really good and effective.
Contraindication is the intolerance of the constituent substances of the drug. During lactation and pregnancy, the use of the drug is possible, without the risk of complications.
As a rule, Actovegin gel is well tolerated, but with excessive use, systemic side effects can occur due to the effect of de-proteinized haemadrivat from calf blood.
At the initial stages of therapy with 20% of Actovegin gel, there may be local painful sensations at the site of application of the drug. But this does not indicate his intolerance. Only in the case when such manifestations do not go away for a certain period or the drug does not bring the expected effect, it is worth stopping the application and contacting a specialist.
If you have a history of hypersensitivity reactions, then an allergic reaction may occur.
Interaction with various medications has not been studied.
The medicine is stored for 3 years. Do not use this medication after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.
The drug can be bought in a retail pharmacy network without a special prescription.
Analogues of gel Actovegin
Structural analogs for active substances Actovegin in the form of a gel does not.
Independently replacing Actovegin with 20% gel for other medicines similar in mechanism of action is highly undesirable, it is necessary to appoint a treating specialist for this.
Price for gel Actovegin
Actovegin gel for external use 20%, tube 20 g. - from 265 rubles.