Levomekol - ointment, the main active components are methyluracil and chloramphenicol. Chloramphenicol is active against many microorganisms, Gram-positive and Gram-negative, including it acts on staphylococci, E. coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Methyluracilum enhances the local immune system and stimulates the synthesis of antiviral protein - interferon. Influenced methyluracil amplified regeneration of tissues, resulting in the rapid epithelialization of the wound surface. Polyethylene glycol has a dehydrating effect which exceeds the force of action of 10% sodium chloride solution. All the components of the preparation are mutually reinforcing.
Ointment applied at necrotic processes in surgical practice for the treatment of ulcers, bedsores, burns. Pus and necrotic mass in the wound, do not reduce the anti-inflammatory action of ointment.
In gynecological practice Levomekol assigned postpartum and postoperative period for the treatment of wounds as a topical antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and wound-healing agent. The ointment can also be used during pregnancy, but this should be done with caution and after consulting a gynecologist. Lactating women are prescribed Levomekol with cracked nipples.
Some doctors use Levomekol with vaginal inflammation - coleitis - to suppress pathogenic flora. Currently, however, for the treatment of kolpitov produced and more effective means.
Ointments are applied on a sterile swab, and administered to damaged tissues. Changing dressings or tampons with ointment needed daily because they are impregnated with pus and tissue products decay. Thus it is better to use homemade tampons made with sterile gauze for easy pulling out their best to leave a small tip on the outside fabric. Perhaps administering the drug to the wound area using a syringe, previously only be heated to body temperature means. This is necessary in order to melt the ointment.
If a woman has cervical erosion, Levomekol should be used with caution, only after a full examination by a gynecologist. A good wound healing effect of the drug, however methyluracil contained in the ointment, can provoke development of cancer. Apply the agent may be after colposcopy and cytology.
After local application of ointment possible tissue irritation that is caused by individual sensitivity to the drug. Allergic reactions rarely occur. Cases of overdose have been identified.
The use of funds in the form of vaginal swabs may cause candidiasis development, so thrush Levomekol contraindicated.