Hexicon - side effect: a minimal impact

November 16, 2011

 Hexicon - side effects
 Hexicon - a drug for topical application, which has a good preventive effect when the threat of contracting sexually transmitted infections after unprotected sex. It is used for the treatment of certain types of infections.

 Hexicon - side effect: a minimal impact

pharmachologic effect

The active ingredient is chlorhexidine digluconate hexicon - antiseptic, active against gram-negative, gram-positive bacteria and protozoa. Hexicon effective in infections caused by Chlamydia spp., Treponema pallidum, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Ureaplasma spp., Gardnerella vaginalis, Trichomonas vaginalis, Bacteroides fragilis. For chlorhexidine digluconate insensitive some strains of Proteus spp. and Pseudomonas spp. Hexicon virtually no effect on normal vaginal microflora (lactobacilli). Acid-resistant species of bacteria, viruses, fungi and spores of bacteria resistant to the drug. In the presence of pus and blood Hexicon shows reduced activity.

 Hexicon - side effect: a minimal impact


  • prevention of infections, sexually transmitted diseases (syphilis, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, chlamydia, ureaplasmosis Ureaplasmosis - inflammation of the urogenital system  Ureaplasmosis - inflammation of the urogenital system
 , Genital herpes);
  • bacterial vaginosis;
  • itching of the vulva;
  • prevention of infectious and inflammatory complications in obstetrics-gynecology (before surgical treatment of gynecological diseases before birth and abortion, before and after installation of an intrauterine device, before and after diathermocoagulation cervix before intrauterine studies);
  • exogenous and endocervicitis, vaginitis (including non-specific, mixed, trichomonal);
  • colpites (including nonspecific, mixed, gonorrheal, trichomonal);
  • in dentistry (rinse or irrigation applications) gingivitis, stomatitis, aftah, periodontitis, alveolitis;
  • disinfection of wounds festering, infected burns surfaces;
  • infections of the skin and mucous membranes in surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, urology (urethritis, uretroprostatita).

 Hexicon - side effect: a minimal impact

How does Hexicon

Hexicon (chlorhexidine) - is an antiseptic for topical use. Produced Hexicon in suppositories and in gel form for topical application. Hexicon suppress the livelihoods of most pathogens of sexual infections, so it is often used as a prophylactic agent after unprotected sex. Treatment of genital infections one hexicon not carried out, for this there are specially designed for each type of infection regimens.

If you enter the vaginal suppositories with hexicon for two hours after sexual intercourse, it is able to prevent diseases such as syphilis Syphilis - punishment of Venus  Syphilis - punishment of Venus
 Gonorrhea Gonorrhea - self-ruled  Gonorrhea - self-ruled
 , Trichomoniasis, ureaplasmosis, mycoplasmosis, hlomidiaz, genital herpes.

Hexicon gel is used to treat infections of the skin and mucous membranes.

By hexicon insensitive all kinds of mushrooms. It is believed that for him insensitive and acid vaginal bacteria (lactobacilli), but if you use the drug correctly prescribed by a doctor.

Hexicon also has spermicidal action - it destroys the sperm membrane and disrupts cellular metabolism.

 Hexicon - side effect: a minimal impact

Indications and contraindications for use hexicon

Hexicon in vaginal suppositories used for the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, treatment colpitis and cervicitis (inflammation of the vagina and cervix), for the prevention of infectious and inflammatory diseases before and after the abortion, childbirth, gynecological surgeries and procedures. Moreover, candles Hexicon used as a local contraceptive if contraindicated female hormonal contraceptives and intrauterine.

Hexicon in the form of a gel is used to treat colpitis women, balanitis and balanoposthitis in men. In dentistry Hexicon gel is used to treat inflammation of the gums, stomatitis, inflammation in the periodontal tissues (periodontitis). It is possible to treat such a gel and skin diseases - pustular rash, streptococcal skin infection (impetigo), various festering soft tissue, diaper rash. Hexicon special feature is the preservation of their activity in the presence of bleeding and purulent discharge.

Contraindications for use hexicon is a hypersensitivity to the drug. Do not appoint Hexicon girls before the first menstrual period (menarche). The gel is applied with caution hexicon children. During pregnancy and breast-feeding can be used Hexicon.

 Hexicon - side effect: a minimal impact

Side effects hexicon

When applying hexicon possible appearance of dry skin or mucous membranes, which may eventually go to irritation, including contact dermatitis - a skin disease caused by mechanical or chemical irritation.

There may be allergic reactions, which are always accompanied by burning and itching. Including allergic reactions may develop in the solar and artificial light - photosensitivity.

In the treatment of gum disease (gingivitis) may appear ugly stain the enamel of the teeth, tartar, taste disturbance.

Hexicon can not be used in conjunction with soaps and detergents containing anionic group (saponins, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, - all of these substances may be present in shampoos and shower gels). These substances are deprived Hexicon activity as an antiseptic. In connection with this it is necessary to wash well with the skin and mucous membranes detergents. Alcohol-based agents, on the contrary, increase the efficiency of hexicon.

Gel Hexicon can cause significant irritation of the conjunctiva, so if you hit it with your eyes, rinse them under running water.

 Hexicon - side effect: a minimal impact


  • allergy to chlorhexidine;
  • hypersensitivity to the drug;
  • children's age.

 Hexicon - side effect: a minimal impact

Safety measures

  • Not recommended Hexicon during pregnancy and lactation.

 Hexicon - side effect: a minimal impact

Side effect

Side effects hexicon individual; the following side effects have been observed in rare cases and speeding.

  • Allergic reactions (itching in the genital area) are rare and disappear after discontinuation of the drug;
  • dry skin;
  • dermatitis;
  • photosensitivity;
  • in the treatment of gingivitis - staining tooth enamel, tartar, taste disturbance;
  • stickiness of hand skin (for 3 - 5 min).

 Hexicon - side effect: a minimal impact

Interaction with other drugs

Before applying hexicon sure to consult your doctor and tell him about all medications and supplements you are taking. No clinically significant interactions between hexicon with other medicinal products were found.

 Hexicon - side effect: a minimal impact

additional information

Do not use vaginal suppositories Vaginal suppositories - for contraception and treatment of inflammation  Vaginal suppositories - for contraception and treatment of inflammation
   Hexicon in combination with detergents (soap and detergents), which are composed of an anionic group (sodium lauryl sulfate, saponins, sodium carboxymethylcellulose), if the latter are inserted into the vagina.

 Hexicon - side effect: a minimal impact

Storage conditions

Hexicon should be stored in a dry, sheltered from the children of light and moisture at a temperature not exceeding 25 ° C. No prescription required.

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