It is used to prevent infection, as well as to treat influenza viruses of all types. It is especially effective against influenza type A2 virus. It is also able to prevent the ingestion of herpes simplex and herpes zoster viruses, warts virus and molluscum contagiosum.
Main active ingredient: oxolin.
The auxiliary components included in the composition: soft paraffin.
The drug is created in the form of an ointment, in tubes of 10 grams. 1 gram of ointment contains 2.5 mg of oxolin.
This drug Oxolin belongs to the group of antiviral drugs used in the prevention and treatment of acute respiratory diseases and influenza.
The main active ingredient, oxolin, is an antiviral agent that is intended for topical use.
Possesses virucidal activity, preventing viruses from entering the human body.
The mechanism of action is due to the property of oxolin to bind the influenza virus. Most effective against influenza type A-two.
Binding occurs between the outer surfaces of cell membranes. In this case, a cellular defense is established against the possible entry of viruses into the cell.
Oxolin is also effective against herpes simplex viruses. Also able to resist adenoviruses, herpes zoster virus, and wart viruses.
In addition, oxolin has the property of binding the microorganisms of contagious molluscs, preventing their penetration into the human body and its infection with this type of parasite.
The drug is not highly toxic.
It is used to prevent infection, as well as to treat influenza viruses of all types.
It is especially effective against influenza type A2 virus.
It is also able to prevent the ingestion of herpes simplex and herpes zoster viruses, warts virus and molluscum contagiosum.
The drug in question is contraindicated for use in cases where the patient has severe hypersensitivity (allergy) to the main or to one of the auxiliary components.
It is also contraindicated to apply this ointment to damaged skin.
If the drug is used intranasally together with adrenergic agonists, overdrying of the nasal mucosa may occur.
There is no data on the safety of use in pediatric practice.
Application during pregnancy and lactation
This drug is contraindicated for pregnant women.
If it is necessary to take the drug during breastfeeding, lactation is suspended.
Method of administration and dosage
This drug Oxolin is used externally.
For prophylactic purposes, it is necessary to apply this ointment every day to the mucous membrane in the nose, on the inner surface of the mucous membrane of the wings of the nose and nasal sinuses.
The drug is applied 2 to 3 times a day, especially before going outside, when visiting public places or before probable contact with a patient infected with the influenza virus or ARVI.
The possible duration of the prophylaxis course is no more than 25 consecutive days. Relevant during an epidemic of the influenza virus.
When treating viral rhinitis, it is also recommended to apply oxolin ointment for 3 to 4 consecutive days.
The patient should consult a doctor if the symptoms of the disease did not disappear during the use of the medicinal product or if adverse reactions are observed that are not indicated in the instructions for medical use of the medicinal product.
Overdose cases have not been observed and recorded until today.
In case of overdose, theoretically, irritation of the skin and mucous membranes may occur at the site of application of the drug.
It is also possible to develop rhinorrhea, a burning sensation on the nasal mucosa.
In case of an overdose, it is necessary to carry out symptomatic treatment, stop using the drug, and wash off the remnants of the ointment with warm water.
Some local side effects may occur with this drug.
In particular, a burning sensation may occur at the site of application of the ointment, which quickly passes.
There may be increased nasal mucus. The mucous discharge may turn blue.
Hypersensitivity reactions may develop in case of allergies.
In particular, there may be observed:
- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain;
- allergic reactions, incl. allergic urticaria.
Side effects usually go away on their own after drug withdrawal.
Storage conditions and periods
Shelf life is 2 years. Do not use after the expiration date printed on the package.
Storage temperature should not be lower than 2 and higher than 8 ° С.