Heparin Ointment for Acne

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Last reviewed: 09.08.2022

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Acne on the body, and especially in the face, is a big trouble for the modern person. After all, today it is very important to have a presentable appearance. Specialists in the field of cosmetology have developed a lot of skin care products. Among them there is a special line, which is designed to combat acne. It is worth noting that not all drugs are equally effective. In practice, it has been proven that the excellent result gives the heparin ointment from acne. It can be found in all pharmacies for a small price.

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Indications for use of heparin ointment

Heparin ointment is intended for treatment of thrombophlebitis and varicose veins; external hemorrhoids; trophic ulcers of the lower leg; inflammation of the lymphatic vessels; with the formation of subcutaneous hematomas, edema; injuries and bruises; superficial mastitis. But at the same time, it has established itself as a good remedy for acne.

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Heparin ointment for acne is a combination drug that is used on the outer parts of the body. The mechanism of action depends on the constituent components.

Sodium reduces inflammation, accelerates the process of resorption of blood clots and forms a barrier to the appearance of new ones. Has a depressing effect on hyaluronidase, activates fibrinolytic properties of blood.

Nicotinic acid promotes the expansion of surface vessels to improve the absorption of heparin.

Benzocaine reduces pain.


Heparin ointment is almost not absorbed into the blood and does not enter the circulatory system.

Heparin ointment from scars after acne

It happens that after the acne on the body there are marks - scars, which significantly worsen the appearance. But this problem is solvable, it is enough to apply a qualitative ointment. Do not look for such a tool among expensive brands. From scars after acne will help to get rid of Heparin ointment. It is an antithrombotic and anesthetic drug that effectively eliminates not only rashes on the skin, but also smoothes the scarring that remained after the acne. Ointment has a harmful effect on microorganisms and bacteria, which provoke the inflammatory process, reduces pain in the wound, the cause of which was an acne. Before use, it is necessary to make an allergic reaction test to avoid negative consequences.

The method of applying heparin ointment from acne

Before applying Heparin ointment on the inflamed area, this skin area must be cleaned with an alcohol solution. Then apply a thin layer and rub it with neat massaging movements. It is better not to touch healthy areas. Repeat the procedure two times a day - in the morning and in the evening. Typically, the duration of treatment takes no more than ten days. At this time it is better to give up a lot of cosmetic products so as not to overload the damaged skin.

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Use of heparin ointment against acne during pregnancy

It is allowed to apply Heparin ointment from acne to pregnant and lactating women. But only if there is for that a weighty reason established by the doctor. Naturally, the future mother may have pathological conditions that are eliminated by medication. She should not forget that alone and uncontrolled use of this drug, like other drugs, is strictly prohibited. After all, it can harm not only your health, but also the future child.

Contraindications for use

It is better to reject the use of Heparin ointment if a high degree of susceptibility to its components is observed, there are abnormalities in the process of blood clotting, a diagnosis of "thrombocytopenia" is established. It is forbidden to apply the drug to open bleeding wounds and with purulent discharge. During the period of bearing and lactation, use only on the advice of a doctor.

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Side effects

The side effect of Heparin ointment is manifested in the form of dermatitis, hyperemia, blisters, itching. There may be bleeding, since the drug contains a component that dilutes blood. In case of their occurrence it is necessary to consult a doctor.


Long-term use of Heparin ointment can provoke hemorrhagic complications.

Interactions with other drugs

Heparin ointment is not prescribed together with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, thyroxine, antihistamines and tetracycline.

Storage conditions

Heparin ointment should be kept in a dry place, where the air temperature is not more than +20 ° C. Avoid direct sunlight. Keep away from children.

Shelf life

36 months At the end of the period, the drug is not recommended.  


To simplify the perception of information, this instruction for use of the drug "Heparin Ointment for Acne" translated and presented in a special form on the basis of the official instructions for medical use of the drug. Before use read the annotation that came directly to medicines.

Description provided for informational purposes and is not a guide to self-healing. The need for this drug, the purpose of the treatment regimen, methods and dose of the drug is determined solely by the attending physician. Self-medication is dangerous for your health.

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