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Levomekol ointment from acne

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Last reviewed: 10.08.2022
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Many today are trying to deal with acne. The main task here is to stop inflammation. "Levomekol" ointment from acne acts in this direction.

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Does Levomekol ointment help with acne?

Of course, yes. While other such drugs act only on the surface and help get rid of only puffiness and redness, Levomekol penetrates inside and already there it struggles with the underlying cause of the rash. Most often, the causative agent of infection, which causes the appearance of acne, is Staphylococcus aureus.

These bacteria multiply and are able to penetrate into the deep layers of the epidermis. Even if you use different lotions or gels for washing, they can only dry the skin or remove its redness, but not fight the infection. It is Levomekol, thanks to its composition, helps not only to remove the inflammation, but also to kill the bacteria inside the pimple.

What are the effects of this ointment?

  1. Has anti-inflammatory effect.
  2. Helps cleanse the problem site from pus.
  3. Regenerates damaged tissue.
  4. Reduces swelling.
  5. Relieves redness and smooths the skin color.

Indications for use

Most often the ointment "Levomecol" is prescribed for treatment of purulent wounds infected with a mixed flora. It is usually used in the first phase of the wound process to clean the wound from pus. Recently, often used instead of cosmetics to quickly get rid of acne and acne bacterial origin.

Form of issue

The drug "Levomekol" is available in the form of an ointment for external use. You can buy in tuba (40 g) or in a can (100 g).

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Pharmacodynamics

"Levomekol" ointment from acne is a combined preparation that is used for topical application. Has anti-inflammatory, healing, antimicrobial effects. Helps in the fight against gram-positive and gram-negative microorganisms (in particular, staphylococci, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa). The composition of the ointment includes polyethylene glycol, which exerts a dehydration effect ten times greater than the effect of a hypertonic solution of table salt.

Pharmacokinetics

Due to its consistency, the drug penetrates into the deep layers of damaged tissues without problems. Biological membranes are not damaged in this case. Has a strong regenerative effect.

Dosing and Administration

If the inflammation on the skin is common, you need to use a cotton swab with ointment. It is applied to the affected places for twenty minutes. In a day you can see an effective result. This tool is also known for the fact that it copes well and quickly removes inflammation. If you want to reduce the inflammation caused by acne, you can pinpoint a small amount of ointment on top of it. Unfortunately, you will not get rid of acne with this ointment forever.

Using Levomecol against acne during pregnancy

During pregnancy and lactation (breast-feeding), the use of the Levomekol ointment is contraindicated.

Contraindications for use

In addition to the fact that this drug is prohibited for pregnant women, there are other contraindications that must be read before applying ointment: children's age (up to 3 years) and hypersensitivity to components (methyluracil and chloramphenicol).

Side effects of "Levomekol" from acne

Among the main side effects of Levomecol ointment is:

  1. Strong irritations on the skin.
  2. Allergic reactions in the form of rash, redness, hives, itching.

If you notice yourself having similar symptoms after applying the drug, you should immediately stop using it.

Overdose

First of all, with an overdose, the effectiveness of the ointment decreases. If you apply it on the pimples too often, the bacteria will "get used" to the composition of the drug and stop reacting to it. If you use "Levomecol" ointment against acne, it is sometimes necessary to alternate it with other preparations from acne. Alternative agents on an alcoholic basis can also be used.

Interactions with other drugs

"Levomekol" ointment from acne interacts with cosmetic and pharmaceutical means that help to cope with acne without changing the pharmacological properties of the drugs. Also it can be used together with talkers, which are sold at the pharmacy.

Storage conditions

Store the drug recommended in a dark and dry place at a temperature of +25 degrees, where direct sunlight does not reach. Do not give ointment to children or animals. Tara should be well corked. Keep away from food or animal feed.

Shelf life

Shelf life of the drug is three and a half years. It is not recommended to use the ointment after the expiration of this period.

Attention!

To simplify the perception of information, this instruction for use of the drug "Levomekol ointment from 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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