Hirudoid cream contain heparinoid, which is a similar to heparin. It is used to improve circulation after bruising or soft tissue injuries.
What is it used for?
- Blood clot (haematoma).
- Inflammation of a vein in the skin associated with blood clot formation (superficial thrombophlebitis).
How does it work?
Hirudoid cream and gel both contain heparinoid, which is a similar to heparin. It is used to improve circulation after bruising or soft tissue injuries.
Heparinoid works by dissolving small blood clots and improving the blood supply to the skin.
Hirudoid cream and gel can be used to help relieve pain and inflammation associated with superficial thrombophlebitis.
How do I use it?
- This preparation is for external use only.
- The amount of cream/gel to be used will depend on the size of the area being treated.
- Gently massage about 5 to 15cm of cream/gel to the affected area. If the area is tender to touch, the cream/gel can be applied around the area, rather than directly on to the area. This can be repeated up to four times a day.
- Wash your hands after using the cream/gel.
- Do not exceed the recommended dose of this medicine, which will be stated in the product packaging or information leaflet supplied with the medicine.
- Seek medical advice if symptoms persist.
- Hirudoid cream contains methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218) and propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216), which may also cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed).
- Hirudoid gel contains propylene glycol which may cause skin irritation.
Not to be used in
- Children under five years old.
- Broken skin or open wounds.
- Large areas of skin.
- Sensitive skins areas such as near the mouth, eyes or in the genital areas.
- Known sensitivity or allergy to any ingredient.
- Lining of the body’s cavities (mucous membranes)
- Sensitive skin
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
- There are no known harmful effects when this medicine is used by pregnant or breastfeeding mothers. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
How can this medicine affect other medicines?
This medicine is not known to affect other medicines.