Actovegin ointment instructions for use
Ointment Actovegin significantly accelerates the process of wound healing by increasing cellular energy metabolism. It can be used both for a variety of inflammatory processes and for the treatment of burns, weeping ulcers and skin reactions after exposure to radiation.
Release form and composition
Actovegin ointment is available in tubes of 20, 50, 100 and 30 grams. The concentration of the active component is 5%. The ointment is placed in aluminum tubes with a control opening. Secondary packaging - cardboard packaging with information on the shelf life and production series. Each cardboard box contains one aluminum tube and detailed instructions for using the drug.
The active component is the blood components in the form of deproteinized hemoderivative blood of calves. 100 grams of ointment contains 5 ml of this substance. In addition, Actovegin ointment contains the following additional elements: white paraffin, cholesterol, propyl parahydroxybenzoate, purified water, cetyl alcohol, and methyl parahydroxybenzoate.
Indications for use
Ointment Aktovegin recommended for such painful conditions:
- wounds of the skin or mucous membranes, inflammatory lesions on them;
- weeping wounds and ulcers;
- ulcers on the skin of varicose origin;
- bedsores Their prevention and acceleration of healing;
- chemical burns in the acute stage;
- scratches, cracks, sunburn;
- burns of the skin with steam or boiling substances;
- When exposed to radiation, Actovegin may be prescribed to maximize the prevention of possible skin reactions.
Actovegin ointment can be used in the treatment of nursing women and pregnant women. The only contraindication to use is hypersensitivity reactions to any auxiliary component or the main active substance.
Dosing and Administration
Ointment is used strictly outwardly. The course is about 2 weeks and can be continued until the wound is completely regenerated. The recommended frequency of use is twice a day.
When inflammatory lesions of the mucous membranes and skin, as well as ulcers, you need to apply a "three-stage therapy." After the course Actovegin in gel form, use Actovegin cream, and then Actovegin ointment. It should be distributed in a thin layer.
To ensure the prevention of pressure sores, it is recommended to rub the ointment into areas on the skin with an increased risk of their formation.
Applying a thin layer of ointment Actovegin immediately after radiation therapy is performed creates skin protection from radiation damage. Such prophylaxis should be repeated in the intervals between exposures.
If the patient considers the effect of using the ointment to be insufficient, then you should consult a doctor to adjust the treatment course.
The drug is extremely well tolerated. Rare individual reactions of allergic origin were noted. Sometimes at the site of application the patient may feel a burning or itching.
Information about the parallel use of ointment Actovegin with other drugs does not exist.
Actovegin ointment analogues
The only analogue of this drug is Solcoseryl ointment, which has the same main active ingredient.
Terms and conditions of storage
Do not use the drug after the expiration of the term. Storage is allowed for 5 years. The recommended temperature is not higher than 25 degrees Celsius. Ointment Aktovegin should be stored in the factory packaging away from children.
Actovegin ointment price
Actovegin ointment 5% 20g - 130-150 rubles.