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.