Lugol is a local antiseptic.
Release form and composition
Lugol is produced in the form of a spray for local use (25, 30, 50, 60 g each in bottles, 1 bottle in a carton box complete with a sprayer and dispenser).
The composition of 100 g of the drug includes:
- Active substance: iodine - 1 g;
- Auxiliary components: glycerol - 94 g; potassium iodide - 2 g; purified water - 3 g
Indications for use
Lugol is prescribed for the treatment of infectious and inflammatory diseases of the mucous membrane of the pharynx and oral cavity in adults and children.
Lyugol is contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to the drug components.
The use of the drug in pregnant women is not recommended. During breastfeeding, Lugol can be used only in cases where the potential health benefits of the mother are higher than the risks to the baby.
Caution should be observed when using the drug in patients with herpetiform dermatitis, thyrotoxicosis and decompensated diseases of the kidneys and liver.
Dosing and Administration
Lyugol apply place. The spray is sprayed with one push of the spray head, irrigating the mucous membranes of the pharynx, mouth and throat. At the time of injection should hold your breath.
Frequency of use - 4-6 times a day.
Contact with the drug in the eyes should not be allowed. If this happens, wash the eyes with a solution of sodium thiosulfate or a large amount of water.
Allergic reactions may develop during therapy. With prolonged use, symptoms of iodism can be observed, manifested as salivary and tearing, rhinitis, angioedema, urticaria, acne.
Before starting the use of Lugol, as well as in cases of development of uncharacteristic symptoms, you should consult a doctor.
Temperatures above 40 ° C and sunlight accelerate the breakdown of active iodine.
Iodine in the composition of Lugol oxidizes metals, which can lead to damage to metal objects.
Iodine is inactivated by sodium thiosulfate.
The drug is pharmaceutically incompatible with ammonia solutions and essential oils. Acid or alkaline environment, the presence of pus, fat and blood weaken the antiseptic activity of Lugol.
Terms and conditions of storage
Store in a dark, out of reach of children at a temperature up to 25 ° C.
Shelf life - 3 years.