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Composition for LIOTON

Heparin Topical(500 IU/gm)

food interaction for LIOTON

alcohol interaction for LIOTON

pregnancy interaction for LIOTON

lactation interaction for LIOTON

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lioton gel at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Lioton gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lioton gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Heparin Topical(500 IU/gm)


Lioton gel is used as an ointment or gel to relieve inflammation, pain, and itching due to piles; and other ano-rectal diseases (proctitis, periproctitis); pain, swelling and redness that occurs due to blood clots in the veins (thrombophlebitis), and bruising due to blood clots.

How it works

Heparin belongs to the class of medications called as anticoagulants. It prevents the formation of blood clots and causes dissolution of already formed blood clots.

Common side effects

Rash, Red lumps below the skin surface


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Expert advice for LIOTON

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for LIOTON

Heparin Topical

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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Content on this page was last updated on 26 August, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)