When is caution required when using Ichtholan 10%, 20%, 50% traction ointment?
In the case of purulent skin inflammation, especially boils, there is a risk that the inflammation is passed on by smear infection and eventually a hard-to-control furunculosis (the recurrence of boils) develops. Careful bandaging technique is therefore necessary (see «How do you use Ichtholan Zugsalbe?»).
If a local deterioration occurs or if there is no healing within 2-3 weeks, a doctor or pharmacist should be consulted. If the general condition deteriorates (e.g. fever), a doctor must be consulted immediately.
During treatment with Ichtholan traction ointment in the genital and anal area, the fats and emulsifiers contained as auxiliary substances and the simultaneous use of latex condoms can lead to a reduction in the tear strength and thus to an impairment of the safety of the condoms.
The use of other ointments or creams can impair the effect of Ichtholan Zugsalbe. Ichtholan can increase the solubility of other active ingredients and thus enhance their absorption into the skin.
Ichtholan contains butylated hydroxytoluene and wool wax, which can cause localized skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis). Butylated hydroxytoluene can also cause irritation to the eyes and mucous membranes.
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or druggist if you
- suffer from other illnesses,
- have allergies or
- take other medicines (including those you bought yourself!) or use them externally!
Can Ichtholan 10%, 20%, 50% traction ointment be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
< p>There are insufficient data for the use of Ichtholan Zugsalbe during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or would like to become pregnant, only use Ichtholan Zugsalbe on the prescription of your doctor.
A large area application during pregnancy will
It is not known whether the active ingredient in Ichtholan is excreted in human milk. Breastfeeding women should only use Ichtholan Zugsalbe if prescribed by their doctor. Ichtholan traction ointment should not be used on the breasts while breastfeeding.
How do you use Ichtholan 10%, 20%, 50% Draw Balm?
Ichtholan 10% Draw Balm
If unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, Ichtholan 10% Zugsalbe is applied thinly to the inflamed skin regions once a day and distributed well. The treatment can be carried out until the inflammation of the skin has subsided.
Ichtholan 20% traction ointment
Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, Ichtholan 20% traction ointment is applied thickly to the skin regions to be treated and covered over a large area with a bandage . For this purpose, a cotton swab can be placed on the applied ointment, for example, and this can be covered over a large area with a plaster. The dressing is changed daily.
Every time the bandage is changed, the ointment residues on the skin must be washed off with warm water and soap before you start treating again with Ichtholan 20% Zugointment.
The duration of treatment depends on the response.
ICHTHOLAN 50% traction ointment
Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, Ichtholan 50% traction ointment is applied to the skin region to be treated as thick as a knife back and covered over a large area with a bandage . The bandage should be changed after 3 days at the latest.
The duration of use depends on the success of the treatment. Whenever the bandage is changed, the ointment residue should be washed off with lukewarm water and soap before treating again with 50% Zugointment.
In the case of purulent skin inflammation, especially boils, there is a risk that the inflammation will be passed on by smear infection and furunculosis (the repeated occurrence of boils) may develop that is difficult to influence. Therefore, a careful bandaging technique is necessary:
- Meticulous cleanliness, cleaning and disinfection of the surrounding healthy skin
- Put on a well-covering, non-slipping and non-abrasive bandage
- Possibly bathing with disinfectant additives.
The use and safety of Ichtholan Zugsalbe in children under the age of 12 has not yet been tested.
Stick to the dosage given in the package leaflet or as prescribed by your doctor. If you think the medicine is too weak or too strong, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or druggist.
What side effects can Ichtholan 10%, 20%, 50% Zugointment have?
The following side effects can occur when using Ichtholan Zugointment:
Rarely (affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000)
Intolerance reactions of the skin that manifest themselves as itching, burning or reddening of the skin; allergic skin reactions (contact dermatitis).
Very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000 people)
severe skin reactions, e.g. blistering (under an airtight bandage). If these symptoms occur, a doctor should be consulted.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or druggist. This also applies in particular to side effects that are not listed in this leaflet.
What else needs to be considered?
The medicinal product may only be used up to the date marked «EXP» on the container. Tubes should be closed well after opening.
Any ointment stains can be easily removed from the laundry by first using an organic solvent (e.g. petrol) and then washing with a detergent.
Medicines should be kept out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature (15-25 °C) and dry.
Your doctor, pharmacist or druggist can provide you with further information. These people have the detailed information for specialists.
What does Ichtholan 10%, 20%, 50% Zugsalve contain?
10% and 20%: 1 g ointment contains: Ichthammolum (ammonium bituminosulfonate) 100 mg/200 mg.
50%: 1 g of ointment contains: Ichthammolum (ammonium bituminosulfonate) 500 mg.
10%: wool wax, butylated hydroxytoluene (E321), yellow vaseline, purified water.
20%: wool wax, butylated hydroxytoluene (E321), yellow petroleum jelly, purified water.
50%: wool wax, butylated hydroxytoluene (E321), yellow petroleum jelly, microcrystalline wax, purified water.
Where can you get Ichtholan 10%, 20%, 50% Zugsalve? What packs are available?
In pharmacies and drugstores, without a doctor's prescription.
Tubes of 40g ointment.
Merz Pharma (Switzerland) AG, 4123 Allschwil
Ichthyol-Gesellschaft Cordes, Hermanni & Co. (GmbH & Co.) KG, Hamburg, Germany
This leaflet was last checked by the drug authority (Swissmedic) in April 2019.