Heparin ointment for children


If a child has a bruise or other injury, each mother wants to help her son or daughter quickly get rid of the effects of the damage. Heparin ointment is often prescribed to adults, but many parents do not know whether this drug is allowed for children and how to use it correctly.

Release form

Heparin ointment is a thick white mass, which may have a yellowish tint. One tube contains 10 or 25 g of ointment.


The active ingredients of heparin ointment are:

  • Heparin sodium. This compound is presented in 100 g of ointment dosage of 10 thousand IU.
  • Benzocaine. Its 100 g of medication contains 4 g.
  • Benzyl nicotinate. The dosage of this ingredient per 100 g of the drug is 0.08 g.

Additionally, the product contains an ointment base, which includes stearin, purified water, propyl and methyl parahydroxybenzoate, emulsifier, corn oil, glycerin and petrolatum.

Operating principle

Heparin, which is contained in the ointment, has an anticoagulant and antiexudative impact. This substance has moderate anti-inflammatory properties. Thanks to its use, tissue edema decreases, and blood clots and hematomas dissolve faster. Supplementing with benzyl nicotinate has a positive effect on the absorption of heparin, and benzocaine is a local anesthetic, which gives the ointment an anesthetic effect.


Heparin ointment is used:

  • With bruises and injuries of muscles, joints or tendons.
  • With subcutaneous hematomas, including the effects of injections.
  • When soft tissue swelling.
  • With external hemorrhoids.

Some doctors prescribe medication along with gel "Tizol" with pneumonia or bronchitis, since this combination of drugs has an anti-inflammatory and expectorant effect. Lubricate with these agents when coughing advise the area between the shoulder blades for the night.

At what age is it allowed to take?

In the annotation attached to the medication it is indicated that heparin ointment is not used until 18 years of age. However, in the absence of intolerance and with indications, pediatricians and traumatologists prescribe this remedy for children older than a year.

The drug can be applied to the skin and nursing baby, but such treatment for children under one year old must be supervised by a doctor.


The drug is not used in case of hypersensitivity to heparin or another ingredient of the ointment. Ointment can not handle the skin with purulent processes. At the site of application, there should be no damage to the skin in which its integrity is impaired (with open wounds, bleeding or ulcerative lesions). In addition, this medicine can not be applied to the mucous membrane. Patients who are prone to bleeding or platelet count should use this ointment carefully.

Side effects

After skin treatment with heparin ointment, redness or other allergic reactions sometimes occur. In this case, the medication should be immediately canceled.

Instructions for use and dosage

The drug is applied to the bruise, bruise or other injury with a thin layer. The approximate calculation of the drug is from 0.5 to 1 g on the area of ​​diameter from 3 to 5 cm. After lubrication, the medicine is gently rubbed. Frequency of use - 2 or 3 times a day until the moment when the infiltration or hematoma disappears.More precisely, the duration of treatment is determined by the doctor, but more often it is 3-7 days.


Since the components of heparin ointment are poorly absorbed, an overdose of such a drug does not affect the patient's condition.

Interaction with other drugs

Do not mix the drug with other drugs that are used topically, especially with antihistamines, tetracycline antibiotics, and drugs from the group of anti-inflammatory nonsteroidal drugs.

Terms of sale

To buy heparin ointment at a pharmacy, you do not need a prescription from a doctor. The cost of one tube varies from 30 to 75 rubles (depending on the manufacturer).

Storage conditions and shelf life

The medicine tube should be kept at a temperature below +15 degrees, so it is best to put it on the top shelf in the refrigerator. There, the medicine will not reach the children, the drug will not deteriorate during the entire shelf life of 3 years.


Parents usually respond well to children with heparin ointment. Moms say that the drug is quite effective for bruises and bruises, and use along with "Tizol" helps to cure bronchitis faster. The drug is praised for availability in pharmacies, low cost and ease of use.


Other topical preparations containing heparin can replace heparin ointment. This, for example, gels "Lavenum", "Lioton 1000", Trombless or "Heparin-Akrikhin 1000". When bruised, bruised or bruised, they are often discharged. "Rescuer", "Bruise-off", «Troxevasin» and other means, but before using them for children it is recommended to consult a doctor.

Information provided for reference purposes. Do not self-medicate. At the first symptoms of the disease, consult a doctor.