PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION A 13.9 Dermatological preparations, special combinations
PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION THROMBOPHOB GEL is a novel form of heparin therapy for topical application. The glass-clear gel is distinguished, in particular, by its ability to penetrate pathologically altered tissue immediately upon application without leaving residues or degreasing the skin.
The properties and mode of action of natural heparin offer all the prerequisites necessary for effective therapy of thrombophlebitis occurring close to the skin and of other superficial inflammations.
Heparin assists in strengthening and supporting the connective tissues. Scar tissue becomes soft and regains elasticity and strength.
Heparin also has an antiphlogistic and anti-exudative effect, thus alleviating pain and promoting tissue metabolism and the process of healing.
INDICATIONS Circulatory disorders
Superficial phlebitis and thrombophlebitis
Varicose veins, indolent ulcers and bed sores
Accidents and injuries
Sprains, strains, contusions and grass burns
Scar tissue (to prevent formation of keloid tissue)
CONTRA-INDICATIONS No specific contra-indications are known
WARNINGS For external use only
DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE THROMBOPHOB GEL should be applied in a thin layer to the skin of the affected part and its surrounds, two to three times a day.
The gel need not be rubbed or massaged into the skin. It is completely absorbed by the skin in a short time without leaving sticky or greasy residues.
The cooling effect of the gel adds to a pleasant sensation when it is applied.
SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS No allergic or any other adverse reactions have been reported and there are no special precautions, but contact with the eyes should be avoided. No control tests need be carried out. In the case of open wounds, THROMBOPHOB GEL should be applied around the fringes of the wound and not on the wound itself.
KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT None reported
IDENTIFICATION Clear, transparent gel
PRESENTATION Tubes of 25 g
STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS Store below 25°C.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
REFERENCE NUMBER G1635 (Act 101/1965)
NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT NORISTAN LIMITED 326 MARKS STREET, WALTLOO, PRETORIA
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT 31 March 1995
NORISTAN LABORATORIES Division of NORISTAN LIMITED, WALTLOO, PRETORIA Under licence to Nordmark-Werke GmbH, Hamburg, Germany