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Alanthan (allantoin) - ointment

The name of the preparation Character; dose; package Manufacturer Price 100% Price after refund In which pharmacy?
Alantan ointment; 20 mg / g (2%); 30 g Union 6.99 Check

Note: reimbursed drug prices are in line with the regulations in force from July 1, 2018.

The preparation contains the substance:allantoin

The drug is available without a prescription

What is Alantan?

A preparation for topical application to the skin, supporting the healing process, with protective and caring effect.

What does Alantan contain and how does it work?

The active substance of the preparation is allantoin. Allantoin has a keratolytic effect. Prevents excessive keratin deposition, supports wound healing by stimulating the regeneration of the epidermis and granulation of the wound, has a protective effect, improves skin hydration. The product is intended for topical application to the skin.

When to use Alantan?

The preparation is indicated in the local treatment:
· Hard to heal wounds, burns (including sun)
· Chronic inflammation of the skin with excessive exfoliation and keratosis (atopic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, other skin diseases)
· Shallow ulcerations, skin defects and mucous membranes.

When not to use this preparation?

Unfortunately, even if there are indications to use the preparation, it can not always be used. You can not use the product if you are allergic (you are hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients.
Do not use on skin lesions during acute inflammation with the presence of lesions. Do not use for eyes.

Take special care with Alantan?

Certain diseases and other circumstances may constitute a contraindication to use or indication to change the dosage of the preparation. In some situations it may be necessary to carry out specific check-ups.
The preparation is intended only for use on the skin. Protect eyes from contact with the preparation.
In the event of any symptoms of hypersensitivity, including skin allergic reactions (redness, pruritus), discontinue use and consult a physician.
Additional information about the other ingredients of the preparation:
· The ointment contains lanolin; this substance may cause a local skin reaction (eg contact dermatitis)
· The preparation contains propylene glycol, which may cause skin irritation
· The product in the form of an ointment contains ethyl parahydroxybenzoate and may cause allergic reactions (possible late-type reactions).

Does this preparation affect the ability to drive vehicles?
There was no effect of the preparation on the ability to drive vehicles and operate equipment / machines.

Dosage of Alantan

The product is an ointment and is intended for topical application to the skin. Use the preparation as recommended. If you have any doubts about the use of the preparation, consult your doctor.
Gently apply the ointment to the affected areas 2-3 times a day.
A small amount of ointment can also be applied to the sterile compress and applied to the cleaned wound. The dressing should be changed 1-2 times a day.

Can Alantan be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

During pregnancy, do not use any medicine without consulting your doctor!
It is very important that before using any medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding, consult a physician and explain beyond any doubt the potential risks and benefits associated with the use of the drug.If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, consult a physician before using the product.
There are no data on the use of the preparation in pregnant women or in women who are breast-feeding. Before applying the preparation during this period, consult a physician.

Can I use other preparations in parallel?

Tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently taken, including those that are over the counter.
Interactions with other topical preparations have not been established.

What side effects can occur?

Like all medicines, Alantan can also cause side effects, although it will not occur in all patients who use this medicine. Remember that the expected benefits of using the drug are usually greater than the damage resulting from the occurrence of side effects.
Skin allergic reactions and skin irritation may occur. If any symptoms of hypersensitivity occur, discontinue use and consult a physician.