Contractubex®

By Medically reviewed by hellodoktor

Generic Name: Contractubex® Brand Name(s): Contractubex®.

Know the basics

What is Contractubex® used for?

Contractubex® is commonly used for scar treatment with the triple effect:

  • Prevents the formation of excessive scar tissue;
  • Reduces redness, itching and the feeling of tension;
  • Makes the scar smoother and improves elasticity.

How should I take Contractubex®?

Apply the gel on the treated areas then message gently.

How do I store Contractubex®?

Contractubex® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Contractubex® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Contractubex® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Contractubex® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Know the precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Contractubex®?

Consult with your doctor if:

  • You have any allergies to ingredients of Contractubex®, and other medications;
  • You are using medications, herbal products.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Contractubex® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.

Know the side effects

What side effects can occur from Contractubex®?

Contractubex® rarely has local skin reactions.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Know the interactions

What drugs may interact with Contractubex®?

Contractubex® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Contractubex®?

Contractubex® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Contractubex®?

Contractubex® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Understand the dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication.

What is the dose of Contractubex® for an adult?

Massage into the scar tissue several times daily until complete penetration.

In the case of hard and old scars, Contractubex® may be allowed to take effect overnight under a dressing.

What is the dose of Contractubex® for a child?

Massage into the scar tissue several times daily until complete penetration.

In the case of hard and old scars, Contractubex® may be allowed to take effect overnight under a dressing.

How is Contractubex® available?

Contractubex® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Contractubex® topical gel 10/20g.

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services (115) or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Contractubex®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: September 24, 2016 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019