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Videestim ointment instructions for use

The drug Videstim is a drug for external use, which has healing properties (promotes cell regeneration). This ointment is used to treat various pathological conditions of the skin, requiring its speedy healing.

Release form and composition

The drug Videstim is available in the dosage form - ointment. It contains the main active ingredient retinol (retinol palminate) in an amount of 5 mg per 1 g of ointment (5% solution). It also includes auxiliary substances, which include:

  • Emulsion wax
  • Butylhydroxytoluene.
  • Vaseline oil.
  • Butylhydroxyanisole.
  • Ethyl alcohol (ethanol) 95% solution.
  • Vaseline oil.
  • Glycerol (glycerol).
  • Purified water to 1 g weight ointment.

Ointment Videsteam is contained in a tube in the amount of 35 g, it has a uniform structure and a white or light yellow color. The cardboard pack contains one tube and instructions for use of the drug.

pharmachologic effect

Retinol, which is the main active ingredient in Videstam ointment, belongs to vitamin A. One of its biological functions in the body is to accelerate the process of regeneration and repair of cells and tissues. The drug stimulates the proliferation (division) of cells in the area of ​​their damage, accelerates tissue regeneration and slows down the process of keratinization of the skin.

After applying the Videstam ointment to the skin, retinol, which is part of it, can be partially absorbed into the systemic circulation.

Indications for use

The main indication for the use of ointment Videstim are pathological processes in the skin, accompanied by its damage. These diseases include:

  • Eczema and dermatosis is a chronic degenerative-dystrophic skin disease.
  • Dermatitis is an inflammatory process in the skin, which is a consequence of the damaging effects of various factors (aggressive chemical compounds, allergic reaction, fungal, bacterial or viral infection).
  • Abrasions or superficial skin cracks.
  • Age-related skin changes that are characterized by an increase in its sensitivity to various damaging factors and a decrease in elasticity.
  • Trophic or degenerative disorders in the skin, which increase the processes of keratinization (thickening of the stratum corneum).

Also, Videstestim ointment is used for the speedy recovery of the skin after the application of local glucocorticosteroids (adrenal cortex hormones that have anti-inflammatory properties, but with prolonged use cause the development of atrophy and erosion of the skin).


Using the ointment Videstema is contraindicated in certain pathological and physiological conditions of the body, which include:

  • Individual intolerance or hypersensitivity to retinol, auxiliary substances of the drug.
  • Hypervitaminosis A - an increased content of vitamin A in the body, the use of the drug due to the partial absorption of retinol into the systemic circulation will lead to even greater hypervitaminosis.
  • Acute inflammatory process in the skin is a relative contraindication, the use of the drug is possible after the subsidence of acute manifestations of the inflammatory process (pain, hyperemia, edema).

Before you start using the ointment Videstem, you must ensure that there are no contraindications to the use of the drug.

Dosage and administration

The drug is used only externally. Ointment Widdestyme applied to the area of ​​skin lesions 2 times a day, usually in the morning and evening. Cracks and abrasions before applying the ointment are treated with antiseptic drugs. For nursing mothers, for the treatment of nipple cracks, ointment is applied 2 times a day, in the morning and in the evening (the period between applying the ointment should be 12 hours) after breastfeeding. After applying the ointment, before feeding, the nipple is washed in warm water with soap. The duration of the use of the ointment Videstest depends on the pathological process in the skin, on average it is from 4 to 12 weeks.

Side effects

After applying the ointment on the skin, itching, redness and burning may develop. In this case, the use of the drug is stopped, and the skin is washed with a sufficient amount of warm water. No cases of systemic adverse reactions or allergies to the drug have been reported.

special instructions

Before you start using the ointment, Videsteam should carefully read the instructions for the drug. There are several specific guidelines for its use, which include:

  • Use of the drug during pregnancy is possible only after prescription and under the supervision of the doctor if the expected benefit to the mother outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
  • It is not recommended to combine the use of Videdstim ointment with drugs containing retinoids, as this may lead to the development of hypervitaminosis A.
  • Combined use with ointments and drugs, which include the antibiotic tetracycline, is excluded.
  • The use of ointment does not affect the speed of psychomotor reactions and concentration.

In the pharmacy network, Videstest ointment is sold without a prescription. In case of any questions or doubts regarding the use of the drug, you should consult with your doctor.


Cases of drug overdose are not described. You may experience negative reactions and side effects in the application of the ointment. In this case, the application of the drug is stopped, and the skin is washed with a sufficient amount of running water.

Video Analogs

According to the active substance and therapeutic effect, analogs of the Videstam ointment are Retinol, Sanvit.

Terms and conditions of storage

The shelf life of the drug since its manufacture is 5 years. Ointment Videstest must be stored in a dark place inaccessible to children at a temperature of from +2 to + 8 ° C. The drug should not be frozen.

Video price

The average cost of the ointment Videsteam in pharmacies in Moscow varies from 186-198 rubles.

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