Description of the medicine: Fogemum (Fogemum)
The preparation of complex composition contains hemin (a chelating complex of hematoporphyrin and tribasic iron).
It has photoprotective activity, blocks the inflammatory reaction of the skin associated with the photodynamic effect.
Available as 0.1% liniment.
It is used as a therapeutic and prophylactic agent for photodermatosis (discoid lupus, eczema, sunny pruritus) associated with impaired porphyrin metabolism.
The drug is applied to pre-washed skin, rubbing evenly and quickly. When a person is affected, it is applied to the entire surface, with other localizations - only to affected areas of the skin.
During the first week, from 0.1 to 0.2 g are rubbed into the skin 3 times a day, during the second week - in the same doses 1 to 2 times a day, then in a maintenance dose (0.1 g) 1 time per 2 to 3 days. The effectiveness of treatment is determined by the degree of pigmentation of the skin of the face. If necessary, it can be applied in the above doses 2 to 3 times a day for 3 to 4 weeks; for the prevention of exacerbations - 2 to 3 times a week throughout the spring-summer period.
When applying fogem, sometimes there is a burning sensation of the skin, a faint metallic taste in the mouth, disappearing after a few minutes after application. With an overdose of liniment, the intensity and duration of burning increases. In such cases, it is advisable to lubricate the skin with a neutral water-based cosmetic cream. If the phogem is not thoroughly rubbed, after its absorption, whitish spots may appear on the surface of the skin, which are easily removed with a cotton swab.
Release form: 0.1% liniment in banks of 30 g each
Storage: in the dark place at a temperature of + 20 'C.