Thrombophob gel is a medication that combines two medicines to treat superficial thrombophlebitis, a condition that causes inflammation or swelling of a vein due to a blood clot. The gel helps relieve pain and inflammation by speeding up the healing process. It can also be used to treat bruises and hematoma, which is the collection of blood under the skin.
To use the gel, ensure the affected area is clean and dry before application. Wash your hands before and after use, and avoid contact with broken skin, eyes, or mouth. While it is generally safe to use with minimal side effects, slight irritation, burning sensation, or redness may occur after application.
Thrombophob gel works by combining two medicines: Benzyl Nicotinate, a vasodilator, and Heparin, an anticoagulant. Together, they dissolve and prevent the formation of blood clots and widen the blood vessels, increasing blood flow to the affected area and relieving associated symptoms.
Common side effects include application site reactions such as burning, irritation, itching, and redness. If these persist, consult your doctor.
Thrombophob gel is available in various pack sizes, and it is essential to use it as advised by the doctor to get maximum benefits. While the condition usually improves on its own, your doctor might recommend additional treatment options such as applying heat to the painful area, elevating the affected leg, using an over-the-counter painkiller, and possibly wearing compression stockings.
It is worth noting that Thrombophob gel is only for external use and should not be ingested. If you accidentally ingest it, seek medical attention immediately.