Dimexidum - a synthetic drug of the day topical, antibacterial, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Widely used in dermatology as well as muscular and articular pains.

Pharmacological action

The active substance Dimexidum - dimethyl sulfoxide. It has anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antipyretic, analgesic, antiseptic, and fibrinolytic activity.

Dimexidum penetrates through the skin and mucous membranes, increasing the susceptibility of the skin to penetration of other medications.

When applied into the blood stream for 5 minutes and reaches its maximum concentration after only 4-6 hours.

Product form

Dimexidum produced in the form:

  • Gel and ointment for topical application of 25%;
  • Concentrate for solution;
  • Topical solution.

Indications Dimexidum

The most widely used in Dimexidum:

  • Inflammatory diseases of the skin;
  • Systemic scleroderma;
  • Festering wounds;
  • Erythema nodosum;
  • Abrasions;
  • Burns;
  • Thrombophlebitis;
  • Acne;
  • Eczema;
  • Pustular skin diseases;
  • Erysipelas;
  • Trophic ulcers.

According to the instructions Dimexidum also used in diseases of the musculoskeletal system:

  • Traumatic infiltrates;
  • Rheumatoid arthritis;
  • Ankylosing spondylitis;
  • Arthropathy;
  • Sprains;
  • Deforming osteoarthritis;
  • Sciatica;
  • Bruises.

The drug is also used in dermatology and plastic surgery for graft healing.

In cosmetology is often used Dimexidum hair.

Together with oils and vitamins it is part of the masks, promote the restoration of the structure of the hair and their growth. The composition and proportion necessary to specify a cosmetologist.

One of the main conditions for the application of Dimexidum hair - mask components must be thoroughly mixed immediately before use.


According to the instructions Dimexidum is contraindicated in:

  • Hypersensitivity to the active substance;
  • Cardiovascular disease;
  • Abnormal liver function or kidney;
  • Angina;
  • Stroke;
  • Cataracts;
  • Glaucoma;
  • Advanced atherosclerosis;
  • Comatose.

Dimexidum contraindicated in children under 12 years, pregnancy and lactation. Elderly prescribed with caution.

Instructions for use Dimexidum

 According to the description Dimexidum used dermally, in the form of aqueous solutions for compresses and tampons.

Dimexidum compress applied to the affected area for 20-30 minutes:

  • In the treatment of erysipelas and trophic ulcers - a 30-50% solution. Each procedure of 50-100 ml, 2-3 times a day;
  • In pustular skin diseases - as a 40% solution;
  • Eczema, diffuse streptoderma - a 40-90% solution;
  • In the treatment of deep burns - a 20-30% solution. In this case the dose can be 500 ml.

Local anesthetics administered as a 25-50% solution. Each procedure - by 100-150 ml 2-3 times a day.

In dermatology and plastic surgery Dimexidum used directly after surgery and in the days to stable engraftment as dressings with 20-30% solution for transplants.

Necrotic and inflammatory foci and cavities washed less concentrated solutions. When postoperative septic complications caused by Escherichia coli or Staphylococcus, compress Dimexidum impose on festering wounds.

Description of side effects Dimexidum

In the opinion of Dimexidum usually tolerated well enough. Sometimes there are allergic reactions, itching, redness, dizziness, insomnia, or muscle weakness. If you have poor perception of the drug in some cases may experience dry skin, nausea, or bronchospasm.

Before applying Dimexidum necessary to test for tolerance. To this solution the required concentration is applied to the skin moistened cotton swab in it. The emergence of a strong redness or itching suggests hypersensitivity to Dimexidum.

Also, when using the drug should be considered that it increases the absorption of ethanol, insulin and other medicines. In combination therapy in the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis Dimexidum be used in combination with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents.

According to the disclosure, an overdose may cause various allergic reactions such as urticaria, itching, or edema. In these cases, the damaged area should be washed and remove the drug.

After contact with the drug on the mucous membranes or the eyes wash with plenty of water and seek medical advice.

In the opinion of Dimexidum can cause dizziness and decreased motor activity, so to drive vehicles when using the drug with caution.

storage conditions

Dimexidum available without prescription. Store in a dark place for 2 years.