Medicine Overview of Hepgel Ointment
Hepgel 250IU Ointment is used in thrombophlebitis, piles
and anal fissure.
This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and gently massage the ointment. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
Hepgel 250IU Ointment works by decreasing inflammation, relieving pain and itching.
In Depth Information on Hepgel Ointment
- Tell your doctor if your injury or illness does not improve, or gets worse after heparin treatment.
- Do not use gel/ ointment on broken skin or sensitive body parts (nose, mouth, eyes, or genital regions).
- Avoid direct contact of gel/ ointment with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
- Do not use if you are allergic to heparin or any of its ingredients.
- Do not use by Children < 5 years.
Hepgel Ointment related warnings
No interaction found
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Hepgel 250IU Ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Hepgel 250IU Ointment is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Hepgel 250IU Ointment does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Hepgel 250IU Ointment is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Hepgel 250IU Ointment may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Hepgel 250IU Ointment is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Hepgel 250IU Ointment may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions about Hepgel Ointment
Q. Is heparin a protein, anticoagulant (blood thinner), thrombolytic agent (clot buster), or antiplatelet (antiaggregant)?
Heparin is not a protein, thrombolytic agent, or antiplatelet drug. It is a glycosaminoglycan carbohydrate and used as an anticoagulant
Q. Does heparin affect blood pressure or sleep?
Heparin is not reported to affect blood pressure or sleep. Consult your doctor if you experience such symptoms
Q. Does heparin affect platelets, INR (international normalized ratio), or PTT (partial thromboplastin time)?
Heparin affects INR (used to monitor the effectiveness of the anticoagulant), and PTT (blood test determines the blood clotting time), both of which increase as the ability of blood to clot decreases due to heparin. Heparin may also cause reduced blood platelet count
Q. Is heparin made from pork?
Yes, it is obtained from the intestine of the pig (porcine) or lungs of cattle (bovine), when these animals are slaughtered for meat
Q. Is heparin unfractionated?
There are two forms of heparin used as anti-coagulants; fractionated and low molecular weight heparins. Please see the product leaflet for more information
Q. Is heparin present in human body?
Yes, it is produced in the body by mast cells
Q. Does heparin come in pill form?
No, it is available as gel, ointment, and an injection form.
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