Iricar belongs to the group of homeopathic remedies that are used in a variety of inflammatory diseases of the skin, accompanied by itching.
Pharmacological action Iricar
As a homeopathic remedy Iricar widely used in skin inflammation. The active components of the formulation are saponins, alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, phytosterols.
Has Iricar, opinions of experts confirm this fact, a good anti-inflammatory effect. This is due to reduced activity of the enzyme 5-lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase, and disturb the synthesis of leukotrienes, thromboxane, arachidonic acid, prostaglandins, and binding of free radicals. It is noted and the action of the drug, which helps relieve itching.
Due to the water-based emulsion cream optimizes the relationship between the resulting lipid film and the impact of water, which greatly contributes to the hydration of the stratum corneum, even without the use of occlusive dressings.
Iricar has two dosage forms are:
- cream with a mild odor and having a yellowish color, which is being implemented in 50-gram aluminum tubes;
- Iricar homogeneous ointment having a light yellow color, also sold in drugstores in 50-gram aluminum tubes.
The cream and ointment Iricar indicated for the treatment of diseases associated with pruritus:
- atopic dermatitis;
- atopic dermatitis;
- skin reactions to insect bites (in the complex therapy).
The cream and ointment Iricar contraindicated for children who have not reached 1 year, as well as people with hypersensitivity to any components of the preparation.
Prohibited use of the drug and lactation, and pregnancy, but the doctor still can make an exception if the expected benefit to the mother is much higher damage that the drug can bring the fetus / child.
Instructions Iricar: methods of use
According to the instructions Iricar, a drug for the treatment of children after 1 year and adults.
To get the most effective treatment of ointment should be applied three times a day a thin layer to the affected skin by gently rubbing.
The drug Iricar can be used for a long time, but the deterioration of his appointment should stop and consult a doctor immediately.
Analyzing reviews Iricar, it may be noted that the use of the drug can sometimes be accompanied by allergic skin reactions that occur in the components of the ointment or cream.
Conditions and terms
According to the instructions, Iricar must be stored at a temperature of 0-25 ° C in the reach of children.
Cream Iricar pass over 3 years (after the opening of the tube decreases the shelf life of up to 6 months), as an ointment - 5 years.