Levomekol ointment is widely used in medicine, and recently it has become widely known in the treatment of various skin rashes, especially acne. It is very important that this remedy helps to restore damaged areas, therefore it is good to disinfect and heal even deep abscesses. Instructions for use, price, references and analogs of Levomecol ointments will be examined by us today in this article.
It is used even to accelerate the healing of postoperative sutures and to treat gynecological problems.
Features of the drug
Long-term use of Levomechol can provoke itching, hives and allergies. It should be fairly noted that such an outcome is likely only when the remedy is used for extensive areas and when the body is sensitized. Any negative manifestations are very rare and even very rarely at the time of clinical trials.
A well-known physician in the following video tells about the properties of Levomecol:
The agent has chloramphenicol and methyluracil in the composition.1 g contains components in the amount of 0.0075 g and 0.04 g( respectively).Ointment is made on the basis of polyethylene oxide.
The preparation is carried out in glass jars( 1000 g).In tubes are released to 40 g, 30 g, 25 g.
The cost of tuba reaches 150 rubles.
Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.
The drug refers to combination drugs, combining an immunostimulant( Methyluracil) and an antibiotic( Chloramphenicol).Ointment affects different groups of pathogenic organisms, among them chlamydia, rickettsia, spirochetes. By acting on them, the component prevents the synthesis of protein in the pathogenic microflora, which leads to their death.
Gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria have a sensitivity to the composition of the ointment. Throughout the treatment, Levomecol shows very good efficacy, as the addiction to the drug is slow. The development of purulent lesions does not affect the final result of treatment.
Methyluracil is necessary for the regeneration of regeneration, since it helps in the production of nucleic acids. This is the basis for the anti-inflammatory effect of the ointment, and the dehydrating properties are provided by polyethylene oxides. This component is also a stimulant of immunity, which is very important with long-term use, since the probability of trophic tissue decreases.
Good absorption of the ointment is provided by auxiliary components. Thanks to them, Levomekol does not damage the cell membranes, and even the presence of pus in the wound does not affect penetration.
For information on what Levomecol ointment is used for and what helps with it, let's talk about it below.
Wounds with a microbial flora that need to be cleaned. These include:
- wounds with pus,
- skin inflammatory diseases,
- trophic ulcers,
As prevention, Levomekol is used with:
- postoperative sutures,
- herpes on the lips.
Levomecol is prescribed for inflammation of the external ear or for sinusitis. With his help, even a severe acne is treated. The usual period of treatment is 2 weeks, and the ointment is applied for 10 hours, updating its layer if necessary. Gradually they pass or they are easily removed, after which the site is quickly restored. Return of acne is in the future unlikely.
Some gynecological problems( erosion, seam divisions, vulvovaginitis, various inflammations) are treated by injecting a tampon with ointment into the vagina at night. The procedure is repeated every day for about 15 days, in the morning, remembering to carry out standard hygiene measures. Dysmenorrhoeic symmetrical dermatitis also does not work without this remedy.
After considering the indications for the use of Levomecol ointment, let's talk about the rules of its application.
Instructions for use
Usually used only externally. Surface of the wound is smeared or a sterile tissue with ointment is applied to it. In the presence of indications, it is possible to introduce a heated agent( up to 35 degrees) into the purulent areas through the catheters. All dressings, including children and pregnant women, are held daily.
If the dressing can not be applied, the wound is treated several times for 10 days. With a plentiful separation of pus on the wound, a tampon is applied to make the ointment fill the wound loose. For better penetration it can be heated. The frequency of changing such a tampon depends on the speed of filling with pus. After impregnating it with necrotic masses, the wound is not left open, imposing a new bandage.
With minor damage or with calluses, pimples with ointment lubricate the site for a day 2-3 times until complete recovery. A small amount of it "pawn" in the ears, and to treat the sinusitis in the medium impregnate a small tourniquet.
In case of pregnancy, use ointment over a long period is better under the supervision of a doctor. This is particularly the case when it is necessary to treat large surfaces, as the likelihood of resorptive action and absorption of the components of the agent in the blood increases. For newborn infants, Levomecol is usually suitable for treatment:
- cut sites,
- mosquito bites,
Sensitivity to Levomecol. Even chronic diseases are not an obstacle to the use of the remedy.
Allergy to components. It can manifest itself under the condition of prolonged use, however, such cases are rather small.
- Avoid application of the ointment to the mucosa or in the eye area. If the product does fall on these parts of the body, they must be thoroughly rinsed.
- If the ointment has got into the mouth or has been swallowed, then it is necessary to wash the stomach with activated charcoal.
Interaction with other medicines
It should not be used together with other external agents. Well combined medicine with Voskoprano. This dressing does not adhere to the surface of the damaged skin.
At the initial stage, it is very tightly applied to it, and as we weaken the properties of Levomechol it starts to gradually lag behind. When the healing is completed, the bandage will easily depart from the wound.
Reviews of Levomechol
There are practically no negative reviews about Levomecol. Many use it not only to treat serious wounds, but also as a remedy to heal acne scars, boils, etc. Everyone notes and its disinfecting action that helps to recover quickly after an injury.
Still, experts recommend not using it thoughtlessly, because Levomekol refers to antibiotics, which are better to use only after the appointment of a doctor.
In this video, a teenage girl shares her recall about the use of Levomecol and some other agents in the fight against acne:
The drugs with the same composition as Levomecol include:
- Netran. Can be used daily.
- Levomethyl. Use only after a break of 2-3 days.
Analogues of Levomecol are ointments with different compositions that are used to treat the same diseases. These include the following:
- Fastin 1.
- Zinc-salicylic paste in the composition with levomitsetinom.