Description of the medicine: Helepin (Helepinum)
Purified extract from the aerial parts of the penny plant Lespedeza hedysazoides (Pall.) Kitag], fam. Legumes Fabaceae).
Amorphous powder of greenish-yellow color with a grayish or greenish tint. Hygroscopic.
It has antiviral activity against DNA viruses of the herpes group.
Applied in adults inside and out with herpes zoster, recurrent forms of herpes simplex, with diseases of the mucous membranes of the oral cavity 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 to the affected areas 2-6 times a day (without dressing).
The course of treatment is from 5 days to 4 weeks.
With herpes zoster, oral administration of 0.1 g 3 times a day is combined with topical application 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 be started at the early signs of the disease or relapse.
Contraindications: increased blood coagulability.
Release form: tablets coated with a yellow shell, 0.1 g each in a package of 10 and 20 pieces; 1% or 5% ointment from grayish-yellow to brown (with a greenish tint) in a package of 20 g.
Storage: in the dark place.