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Hirudoid CreamHirudoid Cream

 

Hirudoid cream 0.3 g / 100 g

Active substance: 100 g of cream contain 300 mg of Mucopolysaccharide polysulphate from bovine tracheal cartilage corresponding to 25000 U*

 

* units determined on the basis of the activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT)

 

1. What Hirudoid cream is and what it is used for

Hirudoid cream is sued for the topical treatment of :

* blunt injuries ( traumas ) resulting in bruises with or without hematomas.

* superficial phlebitis and thrombosis of veins.

* varicose veins

 

2. Before you use Hirudoid cream

Do not use Hirudoid cream

If you are allergic ( hypersensitive ) to mucopholysaccharide polysulfate, methyparahydroxybenzoate, propyl parahydroxybenzoate or any of the other ingredients of Hirudoid cream

 

Do not apply Hirudoid cream to open wounds or injured skin.

 

Take special care with Hirudoid cream

See above, "Do not use Hirudoid cream and refer to "4. Possible side effects".

 

Taking other medicines

No interactions are known.

 

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.

 

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

The experience available to date on the topical application of mucophlysaccharide polysulfate in pregnant and lactating women has nto shown any signs of harmful effects in the unborn child or in the infant.

 

Driving and using machines

No special precautions are necessary.

 

Important information about some of the ingredients of Hirudoid cream

Cetostearyl alcohol and wool fat may cause local skin irritations ( e.g contact dermatitis )

 

Methyl parahydroxybenzoate & propyl parahydroxybenzoate, may cause hypersensitivity reactions, which may include those of the late type.

 

3. How to use Hirudoid cream

Always use Hirudoid cream according to the instruction of this package insert. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

 

Method of administration

Cutaneous use

 

Hirudoid is to be applied tot he affected area 2-3 times daily; if necessary, it may be used more frequently. depending on the size of the area to be treated, a length of 3 to 5 cm of cream is usually sufficient.

 

Hirudoid cram is massage into the skin, as appropriate. In the case of painful inflammation, the cream is distributed carefully on the affected area. Hirudoid cream is also suitable for cream dressings.

 

The primary therapeutic measure to be taken for superficial phlebitis of the lower extremities is compression treatment.

 

Children: Up to now, the use and safety of Hirudoid cream in children and adolescents has not been reviewed systematically.

 

Avoid contact with the eyes or the mucous membranes, open wounds and injured skin.

 

Duration of treatment

The usual treatment period for blunt traumata is up to 10 days and one to two weeks for superficial phlebitis and two to six weeks for varicose veins.

 

Please talk to your doctor if you have the impression that the effect of Hirudoid cream is either too strong or too weak.

 

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