Despite the similarity of the drugs in question, there are still differences between them.
The main ones are:
- Composition. Oflomelide contains lidocaine, which serves as its advantage, since it promotes rapid analgesia. In the second tool, this component is missing.
- Active substance. Drugs contain different antibiotics. Oflomelide includes ofloxacin, and Levomekol – levomecitene.
- Contraindications. The first medication is forbidden to use during the bearing of a child, while breastfeeding, as well as to persons under the age of eighteen. Levomekol does not have such restrictions, which indicates its safety.
Due to its high efficiency and affordable price, both funds can claim to be in each family’s first-aid kit. If the wound is accompanied by severe pain, itching and inflammation, and there are no contraindications, then it is better to give preference to Oflomelide, since it is able to quickly eliminate the pain symptom.
Before use, be sure to read the instructions for use. Both ointments can be purchased at pharmacies without a prescription form. But if the damage is deep and festering, then it is better not to self-medicate, therefore, in these cases, you should go to the hospital. The specialist will be able to treat the wound and prescribe the necessary medications.
Many people very often, through negligence, get cuts, wounds into which microbes can penetrate. Even if it seems that the dirt has not entered, the damaged area must still be disinfected. This is due to the fact that air contains a huge number of microorganisms. But if the wound is festering, then the infection has already penetrated. In such cases, special ointments will be required. On the positive side, Oflomelide and Levomekol have proven themselves.
Characterization of the drug Oflomelide
It is a multifunctional antibacterial and healing agent of local effects that promotes tissue regeneration. Available in the form of ointment, which can be purchased in aluminum tubes, polymer or glass jars. Designed for local use, applied exclusively externally.
This tool has received high efficiency due to the presence of the following active components:
- Lidocaine – provides analgesic and antiseptic effects.
- Methyluracil – accelerates the regeneration of damaged tissues, improves blood circulation.
- Ofloxacin – has an antibacterial property against most microorganisms.
This drug has proven itself in a good way in various fields of medicine, including surgery, dermatology, traumatology and others. This is due to the effective properties that this drug has:
- Relieves inflammation.
- Restores tissue.
- Suppresses pain.
- Eliminates germs.
- Heals wounds.
- Relieves swelling.
The following indications for use are distinguished:
- Infected purulent wounds of various localization.
- Trophic ulcers.
- Dystrophic tissue change.
- Wounds and fistulas after operations, injuries.
The tool must be applied to the damaged area in a small layer, and apply a bandage on top. Before this, the wound should be treated with an antiseptic. If the injury is deep, then special tampons are used, which are abundantly impregnated with ointment.
It is not recommended to use during pregnancy, breastfeeding, under the age of eighteen years, and also if there is an individual intolerance to the components of the drug. Side effects are quite rare. Sometimes a skin rash, itching, and redness can form.
Characteristics of the drug Levomekol
It is an effective combination agent designed to treat purulent processes and other skin lesions. It provides wound healing in the shortest possible time, and also disinfects them. It has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial properties. Active against many pathogens. Quickly penetrates into deep tissues without damaging biological membranes, stimulates regeneration.
Available in the form of a white ointment with a yellow tint, placed in aluminum tubes. The active ingredients are chloramphenicol and methyluracil. The first substance has bright antibacterial actions, the second component provides tissue regeneration in the shortest possible time.
The main indications for the use of this ointment are:
- Purulent wounds, including those infected with bacteria.
- Burn lesions of the second and third degree.
- Long-term skin defects.
- Acute purulent inflammation of the hair follicle, sebaceous gland and surrounding connective tissue.
It can also be used for prophylaxis against calluses, scars, cuts, pressure sores and other injuries to prevent infection.
The drug is applied externally by soaking in sterile gauze wipes that are applied to the injury. In difficult situations, a syringe can be inserted through the catheter. For this, the ointment is specially heated to make it thinner. Dressings are performed every day until the pus is completely eliminated.
Contraindications, in addition to hypersensitivity, this tool does not have. Of the side effects, only an allergic reaction can occur.
Common similarities between means
Both drugs belong to the same pharmacological group. They are endowed with common properties – they provide wound healing, disinfection, and also act against bacteria. In addition, one of the active components that make up their composition is identical. Both ointments are made in Russia. You can purchase in tubes or banks. The cost of funds is almost the same.