Analog "Lyoton": instructions for use, feedback
Varicose veins are a serious problem for women and men. Statistics indicate the development of varicose veins in almost every second inhabitant of the planet.
The causes of varicose veins
Specialists call this disease the payment of people for uprightness. And in fact, the veins of the lower limbs of a person are subject to much greater pressure than the limbs of animals. Do not forget about the effect on the appearance of varicose heredity, violations in the endocrine system and other conditions. This wide prevalence of the disease explains the variety of anti-varicose drugs presented in pharmacies in each city.
If in the days of Hippocrates the only method of treating varicose veins was surgical intervention, or simply the removal of diseased veins, then today there is a wide range of therapies and prevention of this disease. These are various capsules, tablets, drops, injections and other forms of medication. Among them, not the last place is occupied by means for external use, which are one of the components of complex therapy for varicose veins. These are various ointments, creams and gels. Showcases of pharmacies are full of names of such preparations: "Trombles", "Lyoton", "Gepatrombin", "Dolobene", "Escuzan", "Reparil", "Venastat" and many others. You can continue the transfer for a long time. One of the most highly advertised and expensive means is "Lyoton".Advertising is not cunning. Lioton gel, the use of which really improves the condition of the legs and prevents the development of thrombophlebitis, is an effective tool in the prevention and control of varicose veins. Its effectiveness is explained by the substance that is part of the gel - heparin.
What is the basis of the action of heparin?
Heparin is an organic substance of animal origin, an anticoagulant, refers to water-soluble glycosaminoglycans. This compound is contained in the so-called mast cells of animal organisms that release a variety of physiologically active substances( including heparin) to combat inflammation and allergens. Its name was given to heparin because of its high content in the liver. It prevents the formation of thrombi due to interaction with antithrombin. The latter, in combination with heparin, multiplies its inhibitory effect with respect to thrombus-forming blood proteins( compounds promoting the formation of thrombi).Therefore, heparin is the main component of many antithrombotic agents.
A worthy alternative to "Lyoton"
Being impressed by the commercials, many prefer those products and means that appear more often on the TV screen and in other media. The increased demand for similar products leaves in the shadow not so well-known similar products. Among drugs for the treatment of varicose is quite popular and expensive is the ointment "Lyoton".Analogues, whose price is much lower, also have a noticeable effect. They are sold in each pharmacy. Such an analog of "Lyoton" as "Heparin-gel" is quite effective. Note the comparative table, which clearly shows the names of various antithrombotic drugs and their composition.
Table 1. Comparative analysis of the composition and cost of some antithrombotic agents for external use
|Substance name||Active ingredient||Excipients||Average price in pharmacies|
"Lyoton" 1000 gel
heparin sodium 1000 U per gram of gel
water, ethyl alcohol, carbomer, essential oil of neroli, lavender essential oil, triethanolamine, methyl parahydroxybenzoate,propyl parahydroxybenzoate
|"Trombles" gel|| |
sodium heparin - 1000 units per 1 gram of gel
water, nipazole, carbomer, diethanolamine, nipazole
|"Heparin-gel" 1000|| |
heparin sodium- 1000 units per 1 gram of gel
ethyl alcohol, carbomers, lavender and neroli essential oils, methylparahydroxybenzoate, water
|Heparin ointment|| |
sodium heparin - 100 units per 1 gram of ointment
benzyl nicotinic acid hydrochloride, anesthesin, basefor ointment
"Heparin" - assistant to your feet
A worthy analog of "Lyoton 1000" is "Heparin-gel".The preparations have a similar composition and the same amount of basic substance per gram of drug. The average price of "Heparin gel" differs favorably from the cost of "Lyoton".The analogue of "Lyoton" also contains essential oils of flowers of orange tree( neroli) and lavender. Neroli oil has a tightening and rejuvenating effect on the skin, it has an anticonvulsant effect. Essential oil of lavender is a wonderful antiseptic, has healing and bactericidal action.
Instruction for use
"Heparin Ointment" is available in tubes of 10 g or 25 g. One gram of the ointment contains 100 units of the main active ingredient - heparin sodium."Heparin-gel" was created by pharmacists later and is a more perfect and effective form of ointment. The concentration of the main substance in the gel is higher than in the ointment, and is 1000 units per 1 gram of the agent. The "Heparin-gel" is produced in tubes of 30, 50 or 100 g. The ointment is much cheaper than the gel, but the latter is more effective due to its improved composition.
"Heparin gel"( or ointment) is used for thrombophlebitis of the veins of the lower limbs, the development of trophic ulcers on the lower leg, with injuries and bruises, which are not accompanied by a violation of the integrity of the skin."Heparin" copes with the formation of edema, heals hematomas.
In pharmacies, you can find two similar variants of the name of the heparin gel. The first is "Heparin-Acry Gel 1000", the second is "Heparin-Acrigel 1000".These are the two names of one drug, and the second option is the new name of the drug produced by the same pharmaceutical company.
Regularity is an indispensable condition for the application of "Heparin".Apply the product 2 times a day, in the morning and in the evening. If you use an ointment, then after the procedure, put a bandage or a soft gauze on your leg. When using a gel, you do not need to apply a bandage. The use of "Heparin-gel" is considered a good prevention of varicose veins and thrombophlebitis. If your legs get tired and swell by the end of the working day, the analogue of "Lyoton" will significantly ease the condition of the lower extremities no worse.
Contraindications and side effects of
The use of "Heparin gel" or ointment has some limitations. We call the main contraindications:
- Damage to the skin: wounds, abrasions, cuts, ulcers, abscesses, tissue necrosis.
- Individual intolerance of the drug, so before you start using "Heparin", make a small test by applying the gel on the inner surface of the forearm. When a skin allergic reaction to the use of the drug should be abandoned and choose other methods of treatment.
- Pregnancy and the period of breastfeeding.
Adverse reactions are extremely rare and can occur in the form of an allergic reaction, hives or rash, itching or redness of the skin.
Many have already tried on themselves the effect of the application of "Heparin-gel".Positive feedback from many users only confirms the fact that "Heparin-gel" copes with the tasks posed no worse than the costly analogues.
Use "Heparin-gel" or ointment recommended with interruptions for two to three weeks. You can buy an analogue of "Lyoton" without a prescription in any pharmacy nearest to your home. The gel is a more convenient form of medicine, it is quickly absorbed and does not leave sticky and greasy marks on the skin and clothing. Never apply to mucous membranes.