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Imex is an antibiotic for topical application. Prolonged application of the drug provides a general bacteriostatic effect, resulting in a reduction in the number of propionibacteria.

ATC classification

D06AA04 Tetracycline

Active ingredients


Indications of the imex

It is indicated for elimination of acne of any form (in particular, it concerns types of the disease accompanied by trophic ulcers, inflammatory processes, eczema of infected form and staphyloderma).

Release form

Produced in the form of ointment applied externally, in tubes of 20 g.


Due to the general bacteriostatic effect, the number of propionibacteria is reduced. In this case, regardless of the number of these substances, the process of protein synthesis inside bacteria decreases. This allows you to achieve the following effect:

  • the formation of exoenzymes of propionibacterium lipase, which is the cause of the formation of non-esterified fatty acids, is reduced, and besides guaroronidase, which increases the volume of the passage of the protease with the follicular epithelium of acne, and at the same time affects the work and structure of the cells that form creatine;
  • reduces the volume of formation of chemotaxis (the active substance propionibacteria) with the passage of lymphocytes with granulocytes into the follicles.

Use of the imex during pregnancy

Although there is no information about the dangers of using the ointment during lactation or pregnancy, it should be prescribed with a high degree of caution.


Contraindication is the intolerance of the substance tetracycline hydrochloride or other elements contained in the drug.

Side effects of the imex

As a result of using the ointment, side effects may occur in the form of allergic manifestations: itching, redness or irritation on the skin.

Dosing and administration

Treated ointment affected areas of the skin should be 1-3 times a day, lightly rubbing it into the surface. The duration of therapy depends on the course of the pathology and its severity.

Storage conditions

Ointment is kept in a place that is closed from children's access. Storage temperature of medicinal products is within 25 ° С.

Shelf life

Imex is suitable for use for 2 years after the release of the ointment.

Pharmacological group

Антибактериальные средства для системного применения

Pharmachologic effect

Антибактериальные местного действия препараты


Мерц Фарма ГмбХ & Ко. КГаА, Германия
Last reviewed by: Aleksey Portnov , medical expert, on 01.06.2018


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