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