Medication Description: Helepin (Helepinum)
Purified extract from the aerial parts of the plant Lespedeza penny [Lespedeza hedysazoides (Pall.) Kitag], herewith. bean fabaceae).
Amorphous powder greenish-yellow color with a grayish or greenish tinge. Hygroscopic.
It has antiviral activity against DNA-containing viruses of the herpes group.
Apply in adults inside and externally with herpes zoster, recurrent forms of herpes simplex, with diseases of the oral mucous membranes of viral origin.
Inside take 0.1 - 0.2 g (1 - 2 tablets) 3 times a day. Locally applied in the form of 5% ointment on the skin and 1% ointment on the mucous membranes. Apply on the affected areas 2 to 6 times a day (without dressing).
The course of treatment is from 5 days to 4 weeks.
With herpes zoster, oral administration is combined with 0.1 g 3 times a day with topical administration of 5% or 1% ointment for 5 to 10 days.
The drug is more effective in the initial forms of the disease, so treatment is recommended to start with early signs of disease or relapse.
Contraindications: increased blood clotting.
Form release: tablets, coated yellow, 0.1 g per pack of 10 and 20 pieces; 1% or 5% ointment from greyish yellow to brown (with a greenish tint) color in a package of 20 g
Storage: protected from light.