As a highly effective antimicrobial agent, Cortomycetin copes with such manifestations of lesions as viral, infectious and fungal diseases, eliminates manifestations of allergic reactions, prevents the aggravation of inflammatory reactions of the body. By stimulating the immune system, this broad-spectrum remedy has proven to be a good antiseptic, regenerating tissues and accelerating their healing.
Even with significant areas of damage, Cortomycetin cream shows unique positive results of treatment: without affecting the healthy parts of the skin when it hits it, the drug reduces the affected areas of the skin without exerting a dramatically negative effect on the epidermis as a whole.
Features of the preparation
The Latin name of the drug for external use is Cortomycetin. The ointment is administered by a dermatologist who diagnosed and performed a number of laboratory tests of damaged skin samples. Refers to antibacterial external preparations.
The proposed preparation for external use in the form of ointment is on sale, which is packaged in aluminum tubes of 15 g, which are in a cardboard bundle, detailed instructions are attached to the ointment.
Composition of Cortomycetin
Active substance of the drug is hydrocortisone acetate, which quickly penetrates into the skin and body fluids, as well as levomycetin. The auxiliary components include:
- purified petroleum jelly;
- oil is vaseline;
- distilled water.
The multicomponent composition of the drug ensures its high efficiency and effectiveness of the therapeutic effect. Such medicines are distinguished by good medicinal qualities due to the enhancement of the action of the basic substance with the help of additional constituents.
The price of the ointment in comparison with analogues, which also show similar effects on the damaged skin, is quite affordable: you can give 45 to 125 rubles for a tube in different pharmacies.
Pharmacological action of
The effect of the active substance on the affected areas of the skin begins from the moment of application of the ointment: quickly absorbed, without injuring healthy skin, the device copes with the most characteristic symptoms of the disease, eliminating inflammation, abscesses on the skin, stimulating the protective forces of the epidermis.
Cortomycetin is one of the most active for most of the species of bacteria and viruses, eliminates manifestations of inflammatory reactions. The epidermis, even in places where it is damaged by a pathogenic microflora, quickly improves its performance, eliminates foci of irritation. Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, even in the absence of sensitivity to the substances of the penicillin group, are damaged by the damage to the drug due to the destruction of the intercellular membranes by the antibiotic.
Rapid penetration into tissues and body fluids is provided by increased activity of the active substance, however, long-term use of Kortomycetin ointment is not indicated to avoid its accumulation in the body and to have a negative effect on it.
Cortomycetin copes with the activity of pathogenic microflora, showing anti-inflammatory action, antimicrobial and antiviral. Good parameters in treatment are achieved when applying ointment to places with allergic rashes: the drug quickly eliminates itching and burning of the skin, stimulating the regeneration of its cells.
The process of disintegration of the drug into components that exhibit a curative effect on the damaged skin occurs when it hits the epidermis with manifestations of lesions: allergic, microbial and viral. Inactive residual components of the drug are excreted mainly with urine with the participation of the kidneys.
The period of complete disintegration of the active ingredient averages 2 days, after which the body and its tissues are completely cleared of the preparation.
Ointment Cortomycetin is usually used both as an independent medical medication and in complex therapy to enhance its effect and prompt elimination of the symptoms of the underlying disease.
The indications for the use of the drug include the following conditions and diseases:
- infected wounds;
- purulent skin lesions, accompanied by the formation of exudate;
- dermatitis of various nature;
- eczema with rashes on the skin.
These dermatological lesions can be found in almost any stage of neglect, the degree of effectiveness of the drug remains always high. This makes it possible to use it even with severely neglected pathological conditions of the skin, in the presence of several concurrent diseases.
Instructions for use
Before applying it to the damaged surface of the skin, it should first be completely cleaned, then the ointment is applied with a thin layer and left to soak. The preparation does not require rubbing, the process of skin absorption is quick, which allows not to spoil clothes when using Cortomycetin.
After absorption, there are no oily traces left on the skin. Dosage of use and duration of application of the drug in question depend both on the age of the patient and on the degree of neglect of the disease. The treatment regimen should be determined by the attending physician-dermatologist, who will take into account the individual characteristics of the organism, as well as make the necessary adjustments to the treatment process, if necessary.
To eliminate the main symptomatology in treating dermatological problems in adults, ointment Cortomycetin is applied to the affected skin 1-3 times a day, depending on the degree of susceptibility to the active substance of the skin. After application, the ointment should be completely absorbed into the skin. The drug does not cause negative effects on healthy areas of the skin, which allows it to be applied safely to the entire damaged surface for a better therapeutic effect.
The duration of treatment should not exceed two weeks, the minimum number of days of application of the drug with the above skin lesions - 5 days.
For children, newborns
The use of the drug in question is acceptable, but always recommended. With a special sensitivity of the skin of babies to antibacterial drugs, there is a high probability of manifestations of severe allergic manifestations. Even a small amount of them is accompanied by a significant deterioration in the general well-being of the child, and with prolonged use of the ointment, the risk of side effects from the drug is high.
For this reason, the use of Kortomycetin ointment is recommended when reaching the age of 16 years: the active antibiotic that is included in its composition determines the restrictions on the use of the drug.
A newborn drug may be given only if there is a predominance of positive effects over the likely negative manifestations. Monitoring the condition of a newborn in the treatment of this ointment is mandatory. Duration of use of Cortomycetin should not exceed 4-5 days for infants during the newborn period.
When pregnant and lactating
- During pregnancy, you should refrain from using Cortomycetin, since its active components penetrate the placental barrier and can have a dramatically negative effect on the fetus.
- It is also not recommended to use the drug in question for external use and during breastfeeding: by penetrating into breast milk, the drug substances cause allergic reactions from the baby.
Use of ointment Kortomycetin is not recommended in the presence of renal and hepatic insufficiency, in the presence of pink and vulgar acne, as well as with rosacea, if there is a neoplasm on the skin of any kind, with cancer lesions, during pregnancy and in early childhood.
Side effects of
The negative side effects when using the drug in question are:
- strengthening of the main symptomatology of the disease;
- appearance of hyperemia of the skin in places of application;
- in some cases there is a development of secondary fungal infection.
Itching and burning of the skin, increasing the degree of its sensitivity and possible soreness with mechanical influences - such manifestations can also be noted with the use of Cortomycetin and with increased sensitivity of the treated skin.
Use of the drug by elderly people should be done under the supervision of a physician.
Interaction with other medicines and alcohol
When combined with ointments, Cortomycetin with other drugs, whose action is also aimed at restoring the integrity and normal functionality of the skin, does not reduce the effectiveness of the drug.
Alcohol, when treated with any drug containing an antibiotic, reduces the susceptibility of the body to the active substance, so their combined use is unacceptable.
Many buyers note the availability of the cost of the product, its high efficiency with various types of dermatological lesions. Accuracy when using the drug, compliance with the timing of its use and exclusion of alcoholic beverages allows you to maximize the resulting positive result of treatment.
Among the analogues, it is Cortomycetin recognized by users as one of the most effective drugs that remove inflammation, enhancing the protective qualities of the skin, eliminating allergic manifestations.
The analogous products of the latest generation include:
- ointment Oxycorta( the average tube cost is 95-135 rubles),
- preparation for the skin application Gyoksizon of Russia( the price is 115-130 rubles per tube).