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.
Unithromb Ointment is a combination of two medicines: Benzyl Nicotinate Topical and Heparin Topical. Benzyl Nicotinate Topical is a vasodilator and Heparin Topical is an anticoagulant. Together, they work by widening the blood vessels and dissolving/ preventing the formation of blood clots. This increases blood flow to the affected area thereby relieving the associated symptoms.
Unithromb 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.
Unithromb Ointment is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Unithromb is a combination of two medicine: Heparin and Benzyl Nicotinate. This medicine is used for the treatment of hematoma (bleeding under the skin). It works by dissolving hematomas and improving the blood supply to the skin.
Q. Can the Unithromb be stopped when my symptoms are relieved?
Unithromb is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when the symptoms are relieved. However, Unithromb should be continued if the doctor advised to do so.
Q. Will Unithromb be more effective if I overuse it?
No, do not overuse Unithromb. It can result in too much medicine being absorbed into the body and cause side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Does Unithromb expire?
Yes, Unithromb does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Unithromb after the expiry date.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jan 2018.