Hexasprey is an antiseptic that also has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects.
Release form and composition
Make Hexasprey in the form of an aerosol for local use. The drug is a homogeneous white suspension with a slightly yellowish tinge and the smell of anise.
1 bottle of 30 g contains biclotymol in the amount of 750 mg. Medicinal auxiliaries include anise oil, benzyl alcohol, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, ethanol 95%, disodium edetate, soy lecithin, purified water, glycerol, saccharin sodium, methyl paraben, ammonium glycyrrhizinate.
Indications for use
According to the instructions, Hexasprey is used to treat infectious and inflammatory diseases that affect the throat, pharynx and larynx, caused by microorganisms that are sensitive to biclotymol, namely:
- Acute or chronic pharyngitis;
- Gingivitis (including arising from the wearing of dentures);
- Painful wounds and ulcers on the oral mucosa.
Dentists also recommend using Hexasprey for prophylactic purposes after tooth extraction or surgical intervention in the oral cavity.
The drug is prescribed to prevent the development of infections in patients after gingivoplasty (correction of the gingival tissue surgically), tonsillectomy (intervention to remove the tonsils), curettage (treatment of periodontitis surgically), etc.
It is advisable to use Hexaspray when injuring the mucous membranes of people wearing braces to correct the bite.
According to the instructions, Geksasprey is contraindicated:
- At the age of six years (there is no data on the use of biclotymol in pediatrics);
- In case of hypersensitivity to biclotymol or auxiliary components of the drug (allergic reactions may develop).
Dosing and Administration
Hexasprey is applied topically. The standard dosage is 2 injections 3 times a day between meals. Before using the medication vial should be shaken and kept strictly vertically during inhalation.
The maximum duration of antiseptic therapy is 10 days. If during the period of therapy there is no significant improvement in the patient’s condition, it is necessary to consult a doctor to clarify the diagnosis and correct the treatment regimen.
In most cases, the use of Hexaspray is well tolerated by patients, and the drug does not cause side effects if the dosage regimen is observed.
In some cases, patients may develop allergic reactions in the form of a rash on the skin, swelling of the lips, erythema, urticaria, caused by individual intolerance to the components of the drug.
The use of Hexaspray for five days in a row can cause a violation of the natural microflora of the oral cavity, therefore prolonged treatment with an antiseptic is not recommended, except for the recommendation of a physician.
Since the Hexasprey aerosol is intended exclusively for topical use, the absorption of a large amount of the active substance into the bloodstream is unlikely, therefore, the possibility of an overdose is extremely low.
It is allowed to assign Geksasprey to pregnant women and breastfeeding babies, but only in cases where the expected benefit of the mother outweighs the potential risk to the fetus or child.
You should not combine antiseptic with other medicines for topical use, since their undesirable interaction (suppression or enhancement of each other's activity) is not excluded. Negative drug interactions with other drugs, including antibiotics, were not found.
Patients should be aware that a small amount of alcohol — up to 100 mg per dose — is included in Hexaspraya, but the drug does not adversely affect the ability to control potentially dangerous mechanisms that require increased concentration of attention.
People who are prone to allergic reactions should take into account that allergens such as soy lecithin and methyl paraben are part of the antiseptic.
The structural analogue of Hexasprays, which also contains biclotymol, is Hexadrepx.
Drugs that have a similar pharmacological effect with Hexaspray are:
- Pastilles Askosept, Gorpils, Drill, Dekamin, Septolete, Anti-Angin, Astracept, Eucalyptus-M;
- Hexaliz tablets, Ajisept, Terasil, Lysobakt, Doritricin, Hexoral, Neo-Angin, Tonzipret, Eucalyptus –M, Laripront, Claudact, Grammicin, Bicarmint, Rinza Lorcept;
- Sprays and aerosols Ingalipt, Aqua Maris, Lyugol, Strepsils Plus, Stopangin, Teraflu LAR, Yoks, Novoingalipt, Slipex;
- Homeopathic drops Tonzipret, Tonsilgon N, Vokar.
Terms and conditions of storage
According to the instructions, Geksasprey stored in a dry, cool, dark place. The shelf life of the drug is 5 years from the date of issue.