LYOTON and HEPARIN OIL: what is better and what is the difference (difference of compositions, doctors' reviews)

Lyoton or Heparin ointment is used to treat varicose veins, they allow to eliminate bruises, prevent phlebitis, thrombosis. Expansion of the veins can begin at any age, external means prevent malnutrition of the muscle tissue of the legs and the occurrence of non-healing trophic ulcers.

Lyoton or Heparin ointment is used to treat varicose veins, help eliminate bruises, prevent phlebitis, thrombosis
Lyoton or Heparin ointment is used to treat varicose veins, they allow to eliminate bruises, prevent phlebitis, thrombosis.

Similarities of compositions

Lioton 1000 contains the active substance - heparin sodium.

The composition of the drug includes additional ingredients:

  • carbomer;
  • propyl parahydroxybenzoate;
  • ethanol;
  • neroli oil;
  • trolamine;
  • distilled water.

The drug has a viscous structure, has a neutral smell, it is colorless or with a slightly yellowish tinge. The anticoagulant agent is intended for outdoor use. The analogue of the drug (composition with heparin) has a similarity in the following components:

  • propyl parahydroxybenzoate;
  • methyl parahydroxybenzoate;
  • distilled water.

The composition is used externally, has an anticoagulant effect on the enlarged areas of the superficial veins. Despite the partial similarity of the formulations, patients prefer Lioton gel 1000, because cheap similar drugs contain less active substance.

Lioton is used externally, has an anticoagulant effect on the enlarged areas of the superficial veins.
Lioton is used externally, has an anticoagulant effect on the enlarged areas of the superficial veins.


If you compare the formulations of drugs that have an anticoagulant effect, you can find some differences that allow you to make the right choice. The composition of the ointment with heparin consists of two substances: benzocaine and benzyl nicotinate.

The drug contains other auxiliary components:

  • glycerol;
  • petrolatum;
  • cosmetic stearin;
  • corn oil;
  • emulsifier №1.

The therapeutic effect of the gel and ointment depends on the amount of active ingredient and the time of its penetration through the skin, in which blood circulation is impaired.

Lioton 1000 gel contains a large amount of heparin (1000 IU in 1 g). It is in a special form and quickly penetrates through the epidermis into the damaged tissue.

Soft ointment base is used to treat hemorrhoids. The preparation includes a standard (unfractionated) heparin, while the gel contains a low molecular weight form of the substance.

The main advantages of using this dosage form, and therefore the Lioton gel:

  • a small number of complications;
  • lack of thrombocytopenia;
  • prolonged action.

Heparin medication effectively treats diseased blood vessels, activates metabolism. The drug reduces the likelihood of blood clots, damage to the walls of blood vessels.

Heparin ointment is used to treat hemorrhoids
Heparin ointment is used to treat hemorrhoids.

What is better Lioton or Heparin ointment

Before choosing a drug for the treatment of varicose veins, you should study the pharmacological properties of the drug.

Lioton-gel has the following effect:

  • anticoagulant;
  • anti-inflammatory;
  • reduces the permeability of the walls of blood vessels.

The drug containing heparin has the following properties:

  • analgesic;
  • anticoagulant.

With varicose eyelids, it is recommended to use a gel, because the drug helps reduce swelling soft tissue, reduces inflammation, the active substance is present in the blood within 24 hours.

The drug stimulates microcirculation in the tissues, creates local hypothermia. On the fifth day of using the medication, the main symptoms of varicose veins and thrombophlebitis disappear.

Lioton-gel is used when a feeling of heaviness in the muscles appears, and the disappearance of the symptoms is an indication to cancel the medication.

The drug containing heparin is used to treat hemorrhoids, thrombotic and inflammatory processes for 3-6 months. It is used daily, rubbing into the sore limb with light movements.

Can I take at the same time

Instructions for use of the drug recommends focusing on its portability and take into account the advice of a doctor.

When purchasing a medication, you should familiarize yourself with its side effects.

Medicine for veins is necessary for such diseases: thrombophlebitis of the superficial veins, treatment of hemorrhoids, hematoma, infiltrate, lymphangitis, atherosclerosis of the lower extremities.

With varicose veins should strictly observe the dosage of the drug. The tool should not be applied with a thick layer, and only the doctor determines the duration of the course of therapy.

Pregnant women should use a soft ointment with heparin in extreme cases and only with the permission of the doctor. During therapy it is necessary to control the platelet count in the blood test. For painful sensations in the dilated veins, a form of the medication is used that contains heparin, Lioton 1000 in combination with compression therapy.

The drug increases the amount of active substance in the epidermal layer by 8 times, binds histamine and serotonin, providing antiallergic effect.

Lioton 1000, used without a soft ointment with heparin, in pregnant women does not have a systemic effect on blood clotting, reduces the risk of bleeding after delivery. The drug is rapidly absorbed into the skin in comparison with the analog. Heparin medication is not recommended to be mixed with other drugs for external use.

Contraindications when using Lioton and Heparin ointment

Ointment cannot be used in the following conditions:

  • increased individual sensitivity;
  • skin ulcers;
  • skin necrosis;
  • low blood clotting;
  • low platelet count in the blood;
  • increased vascular permeability.

Do not apply the composition to an open wound surface, mucous membranes and purulent abscesses. Do not prescribe ointment for deep vein thrombosis.

The gel is contraindicated in allergies to the components of the drug, open wounds, skin ulcers, thrombocytopenia, children under 18 years of age. If during pregnancy a woman has itching, burning, irritation of the skin, the medication is not used for further therapy.

Heparin vein medicine treats a disease of the joints, but is contraindicated in case of open wounds or abrasions. The drug is not prescribed for purulent inflammation of the breast in a nursing woman.

Side Effects of Lioton and Heparin Ointment

If Lioton 1000 is used for varicose veins, the patient may experience local symptoms. When applying the gel on the postoperative suture for 2-3 days after surgery occurs redness and peeling of the skin, the likelihood of skin irritation is high when using the medication longer 10 days.

Frequent phenomena after the application of a soft ointment base with heparin is considered to be:

  • decreased thrombin activity;
  • increased blood coagulation properties;
  • development of blood clots.

Often, the patient appears heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. To prevent complications, determine the number of platelets in 1 day of treatment.

The serious condition of the patient with a reduced number of platelets to 3%, requires the abolition of the composition with heparin. When replacing the drug with another drug remains the risk of vascular-platelet hemostasis within 2-3 weeks.

Possible side effects of the drug on the ointment base: redness of the skin, allergic reactions.

How to use

Heparin medication is used externally. The tool must be applied to the skin at 0.5-1.0 g in the area having a diameter of 5 cm, then gently rub. If the patient suffers from thrombosis of the external nodes with hemorrhoids, tampons are used for rectal administration.

A cloth napkin is impregnated with medicine, put on knots and fixed. Sometimes a tampon with the medicine is placed in the anus. The drug is used 3 times a day until complete cure. The course of therapy is from 3 to 7 days.

Lioton 1000 gel is used externally. The tool is applied in a thin layer on the skin area (diameter - 3-10 cm), rubbed with light movements.

The drug is used until complete cure, if the patient has the following diseases:

  • hematoma;
  • soft tissue swelling;
  • infiltrate.

In case of varicose veins, the drug is used for 3 weeks. Chronic venous insufficiency is treated for 6 weeks, taking into account the clinical symptoms of the disease.

Pharmacy sales terms

Heparin medication from Biosynthesis is available without a prescription. Lioton 1000 gel is also available commercially.


Lioton 1000 gel can be purchased at the following price:

  • 100 g -763 rub .;
  • 30 g - 314 rubles;
  • 50 g - 484 rub.

The ointment containing heparin, produced in Russia (25 g) costs 43 rubles. A similar drug made in Belarus - 34 rubles. for 25 g


Marina, 45, Ulyanovsk

In the evening, sore and swollen legs, aching veins. Bought a gel. The drug is applied easily, absorbs quickly, has a cooling effect. Improvement after 14 days of use did not notice. Edema remained, feet hurt.

Galina, 58 years old, Krasnodar

The disease began with acute pain along the veins, which I tried to drown out with pills. Has tightened with treatment. Soon, severe pain became permanent. And only when she could not move without a wand, she turned to a doctor. The diagnosis was shocked - varicose veins. Doctors assured of the need for surgery. A friend advised Lioton gel. The result struck. There is no trace of inflammation and pain. I thought I could never move freely. I help my daughter, I move without a wand.

Sergey, 65 years old, Nizhny Novgorod

It has long suffered from varicose veins on his left leg. Over time, the disease became chronic. He drank painkillers for a long time, did not want to be treated. Endless exacerbations began, did not move without a stick, did not sleep at night. He began to take a domestic drug with heparin, which helped get rid of bruises and bruises. Applied in an even layer, the bruises disappeared quickly, the swelling decreased, the leg became healthy. I move with ease. The treatment is satisfied.

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