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Hirudoid Cream

Manufactured byOAKNET HEALTHCARE PVT LTD
Description

Hirudoid Cream is a topical agent which is used for the removal of facial scars, hypertrophic scar (red scars that occur due to excessive amounts of collagen at the injury site), keloids (a type of scar that occurs after an injury has healed), etc. It gives soothing relief from bruising and superficial thrombophlebitis (inflammation of veins due to the formation of a blood clot in the veins). It is also may be used to relieve mild to moderate pain and swelling associated with muscular pain, stiffness, sprains, and strains, arthritic conditions, etc.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Hirudoid Cream

  • Redness of skin
  • Burning sensation
  • Skin rash

Uses of Hirudoid Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Scar removal
  • Mild to moderate pain
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Mucopolysaccharide Polysulfate or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Sensitive skin or broken skin

This medicine is not recommended for use in sensitive areas of skin or mucous membranes and damaged or broken skin.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

External use

This medicine is only recommended for external use. Avoid contact with the mouth, eyes, mucous membranes, cuts, broken or damaged skin.

Other medicines

This medicine is known to interact with a large number of medications you might possibly be taking. It is recommended to report the use of all medicines including herbs and supplements to the doctor to ensure safe and effective use.

Asthma

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from asthma due to the risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of the clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Other uses

Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for indications other than those stated above in certain specific circumstances, especially if other medicines are not effective. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine is meant for external use only. If the medicine is swallowed, seek immediate medical help. Follow all dosing instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not use this medicine for durations shorter or longer than recommended by your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine increases the hydration and elasticity of the skin. It also relieves pain and swelling.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Miscellaneous topical agents, Topical antithrombotic agent, Miscellaneous analgesics and anti-inflammatory agents

Schedule

OTC

Mucopolysaccharide polysulphate cream in the prevention of pressure sores--a double blind study. - PubMed - NCBI [Internet]. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 28 August 2019]. Available from:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2967665
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Information on this page was last updated on 28 Aug 2019

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