Viru-Merz Serol: instructions for use
- Viru-Merz Serol: instructions for use
- Form of formulation and composition of the preparation
- Pharmacological properties of the drug
- Indications for use of the drug
- Contraindications to use
- Dosing and Administration
- Use of the drug during pregnancy and lactation
- Side effects
- An overdose of the drug
- Interaction with other drugs
- special instructions
- Conditions of dispensing and storage of the drug
- Viru-Merz serol price
The drug Viru-Merz serol is a drug for external use with an antiviral effect.
Form of formulation and composition of the preparation
The drug is available in the form of 1% gel for application to affected areas of the skin. The gel is odorless, transparent, packed in an aluminum tube of 5 g in a cardboard box.
The main active substance of the drug is tromantadine hydrochloride, the gel also contains a number of auxiliary components: purified water, lactose, hydroxyethylcellulose, 70% sorbitol solution.
Pharmacological properties of the drug
The drug Viru-Merz serol is a drug for external use, which has a pronounced antiviral effect against herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 and Varicelle zoster. When applied to the skin, the penetration of viruses is prevented from entering the cell. The big plus of this medication is the fact that viruses do not develop resistance to active active components of the gel. Patients who used Viru-Merz gel serol noted that after a single application on the skin, such unpleasant symptoms of herpetic infection as itching, burning and pain quickly disappeared. The use of this drug helps to reduce the duration of the course of the virus disease, in addition, against the background of gel therapy, patients noted an increase in the period of remission of herpetic infection. When applied to the skin, minimal absorption of active components of the gel is observed in the common bloodstream, which significantly reduces the risk of side effects or drug overdose.
Indications for use of the drug
Gel Viru-Merz serol is prescribed to patients for treatment and prevention of the following conditions:
- Inflammatory processes of the skin caused by the activity of the herpes virus type 1 and type 2 (herpetic eruptions on the upper lip, under the nose);
- Genital herpes;
- Diseases of the skin, caused by the virus Varicella zoster.
Contraindications to use
This drug is prohibited for use in patients with the following conditions:
- Individual intolerance to the components of the drug;
- Serious allergic reactions to gel components in the past;
- Lactase insufficiency.
Dosing and Administration
Viru-Merz gel is for external use only. The gel should be applied in a thin layer to the infected areas, slightly massaging, 3-4 times a day. Before applying the gel, we recommend that you wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
The duration of therapy with the drug according to the instructions is no more than 5-7 days. In the absence of the expected therapeutic effect, the patient should consult a doctor with the aim of correcting therapy or clarifying the correctness of the diagnosis.
In genital herpes, only local use of the Viru-Merz gel, serol is not enough, the therapy in this case is carried out in conjunction with oral medications based on acyclovir.
Use of the drug during pregnancy and lactation
Viru-Merz gel did not undergo research that could confirm its safe effect on the fetus and the course of pregnancy in women. The use of this drug during pregnancy is possible only if the expected benefit for the expectant mother will be much higher than the potential risk to the fetus. Gel treatment is strictly under the supervision of a doctor.
The use of the drug in the period of breastfeeding is possible according to the indications with the permission of the doctor.
The drug Viru-Merz is well tolerated by patients, however, with individual hypersensitivity, the following side effects may develop:
- Unpleasant burning sensation after applying the gel;
- Itching of the skin at the site of application;
- Hyperemia and rash around the site of application;
- Allergic reactions, contact dermatitis.
An overdose of the drug
Due to the minimal absorption of active active substances of the gel into the systemic blood stream, the development of an overdose by the drug is not described in medicine. With prolonged uncontrolled use of the drug in patients, the development of contact dermatitis is possible.
Interaction with other drugs
With the simultaneous use of the Viru-Merz gel with acyclovir-based tablets, the therapeutic effect of the drug is enhanced.
The interaction of this drug with other gels and ointments for external use with antiviral effect in medicine is not described.
To achieve the maximum therapeutic effect of Vir-Merz gel, the drug should be applied to the skin at the earliest stages of the development of the viral disease, even before the appearance of the first clinical signs, for example, with the burning and itching of the skin, characteristic of herpetic infection.
When treating genital herpes as part of complex therapy, it is important to remember that you need to use the drug for both sexual partners, otherwise the infection will be transmitted to each other. During treatment partners need to refrain from sexual relations.
The gel is not applied to the mucous membranes of the mouth and eyes.
In pharmacies, you can find a number of medicines that, in their therapeutic effect, are similar to the Viru-Merz gel serol. These drugs include:
- Gerpevir ointment;
- Acyclovir ointment;
- Zovirax ointment;
Conditions of dispensing and storage of the drug
Gel Viru-Merz serol is released in pharmacies without a prescription. The drug should be stored at a temperature of no more than 20 degrees, avoiding direct sunlight on the tube. The shelf life of the gel is 2 years from the date of manufacture. After opening the tube, the drug is stored for no more than six months, after which it must be discarded. Keep out of the reach of children.
Viru-Merz serol price
The average cost of the drug Viru-Merz serol gel in pharmacies in Moscow is 300-310 rubles.