Hexicon (INH chlorhexidine digluconate) is a local antiseptic drug for use in gynecological practice from the Russian pharmaceutical company Nizhfarm. Used to prevent infections of the urinary tract in women. The share of patients of this profile accounts for about 60% of all visits to the gynecologist. Inflammatory infections can lead to non-hormonal infertility, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriages, abnormalities in the development of the fetus. Hexicon is an over-the-counter drug that is widely in demand today both as a means of prevention and as an instrument for the effective treatment of sexually transmitted infections. The main pathogenic "residents" of the female urogenital tract are Trichomonas, chlamydia, ureaplasma, mycoplasma, gonococcus. The reduction of infectious processes in the genital tract is complicated today by the increased aggressiveness of conditionally pathogenic microflora, the wide spread of the phenomenon of drug resistance to antimicrobial agents, the tendency to decrease the immune status in the main population, the inopportune and incorrect diagnosis. Anti-microbial and antiseptic drug Hexicon is distinguished by the speed and breadth of a therapeutic action in which bacteria such as Trihomonas vaginalis, Ureaplasma spp., Chlamidia spp., Treponema pallidum, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, fall. Available in dosage forms for local use: vaginal tablets, suppositories, solutions. The advantage of local treatment of genital infections is minimization of the risk of unwanted adverse reactions (the vast majority of which are of systemic nature), ease of use, the possibility of use by patients with extragenital (extra-sex) pathology, primarily with localized infectious-inflammatory process (for example, with acute vaginitis, cervicitis, vulvitis or chronic processes in the acute stage).
Hexion can be a means of emergency prevention of sexually transmitted diseases immediately after unprotected sexual intercourse (but no later than two hours after it). Hexion is well studied in several clinical studies conducted in Russia. So, in one of them, its effectiveness in the treatment of infectious vaginosis was confirmed for certain: a 5-7-day dose was enough to normalize the vaginal microflora. The effect of Hexadecone on the microbial biotope of the vagina in women of childbearing age with bacterial vaginosis in the recurrence stage was also studied. As a result, the antimicrobial activity of the preparation was established in relation to aerobic and anaerobic microflora and its good therapeutic effect in patients with bacterial vaginosis. Chlorhexidine does not affect the functional activity of lactic acid bacteria. The drug retains its antimicrobial activity in the presence of biological fluids (blood, pus). As already noted, Hexicon has only local side effects in the form of rare allergies to chlorhexidine. Pregnancy and breastfeeding period are not contraindications to the use of the drug. Hygienic procedures of the external genital organs do not affect the activity and tolerance of Hexicon, since the drug is used intravaginally. No cases of overdose of chlorhexidine have been reported to date.
Instructions for use
The use of vaginal candles Hexicon is a reliable modern way to combat sexually transmitted infections.
The simplicity of treatment does not mean that Hexion candles can be “prescribed” to yourself without the participation of a doctor. Only a specialist can determine the appropriate treatment regimen.
It is worth saying that the drug is almost not effective against thrush, although sometimes patients try to use it in this area.This again tells us that self-treatment is not always effective.
Vaginal suppositories Hexicon belong to the group of antiseptics of local exposure. As an active ingredient, they contain chlorhexidine digluconate (8 or 16 mg in each candle), which is active against the simplest gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
They have a torpedo shape and white color (a yellowish tint is possible). Packed in 10 pieces. in the cell contour packaging. Packages of 1 piece are also produced.
Included are 2 plastic disposable fingerprints for maximum hygiene, they are depicted in the first photo (equipment may vary, check upon purchase).
The drug should be stored in a dry place out of the reach of light and children. The ambient temperature should not exceed 25 ° C. Has a two-year term of use.
Hexion is an emergency aid in protecting against genital infections. The drug is used for therapeutic and prophylactic purposes. One candle is enough to reduce the risk of contracting such unpleasant diseases as:
- genital herpes,
- bacterial vaginosis
The most important point in the prevention of these diseases is efficiency. The drug should be used no later than two hours after sexual intercourse. At a later time, the drug will not give the desired result due to the penetration of the pathogen into the vaginal mucosa.
The advantage of candles is the absence of a negative impact on the vaginal microflora. Treatment does not violate the functional activity of lactobacilli.
As stated in the description, Hexicon candles are shown in the following cases:
- prevention of genital infections,
- treatment of vaginitis of different etiology, bacterial colpitis.
Suppositories are prescribed as a prophylactic measure of gynecological and obstetric complications of an infectious and inflammatory nature:
- before giving birth
- before surgical operations in the field of gynecology,
- on the eve of an abortion,
- in the case of studies of the uterus,
- when install intrauterine device.
Contraindications and side effects
The only category of patients who can not use candles - people with particular sensitivity to the components of the drug. This property may be manifested by an allergic reaction - itching in the area of contact with the drug. Other rare manifestations of a particular reaction can be:
- the skin of the hands becomes sticky (maximum 5 minutes),
- in general, the skin becomes drier,
- painted tooth enamel,
- taste may be disturbed.
No other restrictions.
Be careful with children. They are allowed to use the drug Hexicon D - vaginal suppositories of 8 mg.
Special information. If intensive therapy is carried out, it is better not to have sex at the time of treatment and wait for a full recovery.
These candles are not compatible with detergents, which include anionic group:
- sodium carboxymethylcellulose,
- sodium lauryl sulfate.
It is also unacceptable to combine with soaps and other detergents that are intended for intravaginal administration.
Use during pregnancy and breastfeeding
The tool is allowed to use, even in 1 trimester. This is due to the local action of the drug, which is almost not absorbed into the blood.
For nursing mothers, too, there are no restrictions.
Note: sometimes suppositories are prescribed after childbirth to prevent infections and better healing. In this case, it is possible (and most likely will be) a burning sensation and itching.
How to use
For treatment purposes, Hexicon candles should be inserted deep into the vagina twice a day - in the morning and in the evening one candle. The duration of the procedure from 7 to 10 days (ie, 2 packs are required). In some cases, this period is extended to 20 days.
Preventive measures consist in the introduction of a suppository after intercourse without protection. The procedure to perform before the expiration of two hours. Such prophylaxis does not guarantee complete disinfection and can only be carried out if absolutely necessary.
After the introduction of medication possible discharge. Under the influence of heat, the candles melt inside and fill the space with a therapeutic gel.
Can I have sex?
Usually not. When a Hexicon is prescribed, it is supposed to clean the vagina from a different flora, and sex, even in a condom, can break the sterility and stop the candles.
[su_quote cite = ”Vika, 28, Saratov”] Healed vaginitis with Hexicon. At first, I did not want to use medicines. Limited to douching with chamomile, calendula, and St. John's wort. But it did not help for long. I had to go to the doctor. The candles prescribed to them proved to be effective. On the third day the symptoms of the disease disappeared. But I completed the course to the end. There is no more problem. [/ su_quote]
[su_quote cite = "Elena, 31, Uralsk"] With candles Hexicon I treated bacterial vaginosis. Recovered pretty quickly. I also liked not the high cost of the medicine. There were almost no side effects. Only on the first day there was a slight burning sensation. But then it disappeared. [/ su_quote]
[su_quote cite = ”Valentina, 39, Vologda”] I was attracted that these candles are not an antibiotic, they are not addictive. I was diagnosed with chlamydia. Prescribed Terzhinan. At first it passed, but then the disease returned twice. Replaced by Hexicon. Very pleased, since almost a year no signs of indisposition [/ su_quote]
A few words about the composition and form of release
Candles from thrush “Hexicon” have such a good therapeutic effect due to the hexidine digluconate in their composition. The composition also includes such auxiliary components as polyethylene oxide 1500 and 400. It is they who give the medicine the desired shape of the candle, and also help the effective ingredient to be better absorbed by the body.
The drug "Hexicon", reviews of which women are mostly positive in nature, is available in the form of candles, intended for vaginal administration. Each suppository has a whitish-yellow hue and an elongated shape in the form of a torpedo. In some cases, the surface of the candle may acquire a marble structure, but this condition is considered normal.
Candles are placed in the contour cells, each of which contains five suppositories. Blisters with cells are enclosed in a cardboard box that holds ten candles.
General information about the drug
Many women wonder about what helps "Hexicon". The tool is able to perfectly cope with inflammatory processes that occur in the vagina due to the settlement of alien bodies there.
This medicine perfectly copes with its purpose. It can be used not only to treat dangerous pathologies, but also to provide preventive measures. This suggests that the drug is really safe for the female body.
Since the medicament is in the form of candles, it can only be used for insertion into the vagina. Included in the active and auxiliary components contribute to its proper and uniform distribution over the entire surface. The drug begins to act due to the fact that under the influence of body temperature the candle melts. The tool can also be used by pediatric patients.
Chlorhexidine is a very effective substance that can cope with a large number of pathogenic microorganisms, namely:
- herpes simplex and many others.
Before you start using candles, be sure to go to the hospital for an accurate diagnosis.
The active ingredient of the drug is able to destroy the shell of bacteria, which leads to their subsequent death. The tool is very well distributed in the vagina, perfectly associated with its mucous membrane. It is very important to know that the components of the medicine are not absorbed into the blood, which means that the medication is not able to penetrate the systemic circulation.
Candles "Hexicon": indications
This drug has a fairly wide range of applications, as it can cope with a large number of pathogenic microorganisms. Most often, gynecologists prescribe these suppositories to their patients in such cases:
- vaginitis or thrush,
- cervical erosion.
Also, the tool can be used for preventive purposes. For example, as a protective measure after unprotected sex. Also, the drug can be used before childbirth or before carrying out gynecological operations. Despite the fact that the reviews of "Hexicon" are positive, before applying it, be sure to consult with the gynecologist. Otherwise, you may have very serious health problems.
Candles "Hexicon": instructions
Reviews of these candles indicate that the drug is able to cope independently with the diseases not only at the initial stage, but also at the more advanced one. In order for the drug in question to have a good therapeutic effect, it is very important to use it correctly. The tool is inserted into the vagina. It is advisable to take a shower before the injection procedure. In order for the candle to be inserted into the vagina easily, it is recommended to moisten it with boiled water at room temperature. It is very important to introduce a suppository deeper into the vagina. After that, it is desirable for some time to lie down.
Candles from thrush “Hexicon” are intended for the course of treatment. According to the instructions for use, you need to enter the suppository twice a day for seven to ten days. After the end of this period, you need to pass tests, confirming that the vaginal microflora has recovered. In other cases, you may need to continue treatment with this drug or replace it with another one.
If the remedy is used for the purpose of prophylaxis after sexual intercourse, then in this case the candle is inserted one-time, but not later than two hours after sexual contact.
The medicine can also be used by children. But in this case, the candle will have to be cut into two parts, and from each of them to form a torpedo.
Candles "Hexicon", the indications for use of which are described in this article, can lead to the appearance of a small amount of transparent discharge. This is not a pathology, so do not worry. This phenomenon is associated with the dissolution of the candle in the vagina. The drug should not lead to the formation of bloody or purulent discharge. If this happens, be sure to consult a gynecologist.
Use in erosion
Cervical erosion is a pathology, most often resulting from inflammatory processes, in the presence of hormonal disruptions in the body, as well as mechanical injuries. In some cases, "Hexicon" may also be prescribed for erosion. Of course, if the pathology has a neglected nature, if it is caused by hormonal disruptions, then such vaginal suppositories are unlikely to help.
But if the disease is expressed slightly, while it is caused by exposure to foreign microorganisms, in this case, these suppositories can have a good therapeutic effect. Side effects with "Hexicon" are very rare, so the drug is very popular.
Can I use this tool during menstruation
Many representatives of the fair sex are interested in whether treatment with Hexicon will be effective in the presence of menstrual flow. Experts do not recommend using this medicine during critical days, because the discharge containing blood can dissolve the active substances that make up the medicine and very quickly remove it from the body. In this case, to achieve a good therapeutic effect will be impossible. Therefore, experts recommend to wait until the end of menstruation, and only then begin treatment.
Is it possible to develop side effects
Reviews of "Hexicon" confirm that the drug is very well perceived by the female body. Only in rare cases, allergic reactions can occur, which manifest themselves in the form of a rash, urticaria, redness or swelling of the external genital organs. However, against the background of the use of "Hexicon" allergy occurs very rarely.
At the moment, no data have been recorded confirming that the use of this medication can lead to an overdose, since each time only one candle is inserted into the vagina.
Can I use pregnant and lactating women
Many representatives of the weaker sex are interested in whether it is possible to use "Hexicon" during pregnancy in the first trimester. The instruction says that the drug can be used both for pregnant women and for lactating women, since it is used topically, which means it does not enter the systemic circulation. This suggests that the medicine does not pose a threat to the baby. However, doctors strongly advise women not to self-medicate. Before using this medication, be sure to consult a gynecologist. Despite the fact that the suppositories "Hexicon" are safe, it is necessary to find out if there are indications for their use.
A few words about the interaction of "Hexicon" with other substances.
Во время лечения данными свечами настоятельно не рекомендуется использовать средства, относящиеся к анионной группе, внутривагинально. Также не стоит использовать и очищающие средства, предназначенные для интервагинального введения. But cleansing the external genital organs does not affect the effectiveness of this drug. Therefore, before using the tool, do not forget to take a shower.
Are there analogs
Virtually every drug has analogues. No exception is the drug "Hexicon" (how this drug works, we discussed in the article). There are a large number of drugs that can replace candles "Hexicon". Many of them have absolutely similar composition. Others have a similar effect on the body, but contain other active substances. In no case do not self-medicate at home. Despite the fact that these drugs can be easily purchased at any pharmacy, without having a prescription from your doctor, this can only be done after taking tests and consulting with a specialist.
Consider which analogues of "Hexicon" are prescribed by doctors to their patients most often:
Reviews of patients and doctors
Vaginal suppositories "Hexicon" are often prescribed by doctors to their patients suffering from inflammatory diseases of the vagina. The tool is really very effective, as it contains a substance capable of reliably fighting a large number of pathogenic microorganisms. However, it can only have a good healing effect if used correctly. Gynecologists recommend the drug in the presence of trichomonads in the vagina, gonokokkov, Escherichia coli and many other microorganisms. The tool can be used not only for the purpose of treatment, but also as an effective preventive measure after unprotected sexual contact.
Gynecologists are confident in the effectiveness and safety of this drug. That is why it is often prescribed to its patients. Breastfeeding Hexicone can also be prescribed by doctors.
Patients who have experienced this drug are very pleased with the effect it has. Treatment with the drug is very well tolerated, since adverse reactions are practically not occurring. Only some women had an itch after "Hexicon". This is due to the fact that the constituent substance hexidine digluconate can cause allergic reactions.
In general, patients are satisfied with the effect that this drug has. Usually the treatment is about seven to ten days. As a rule, such a period is enough to completely get rid of the pathology.
Features of purchase and storage
It is possible to store means twenty four months from the moment of its production. In no case do not use the medicine after its expiration date has ended. This can lead to significant health problems. Only in this case, he will be able to preserve all his healing properties.
Store the drug should be at room temperature in a dark place. The drug can be purchased at any pharmacy. A prescription from the attending physician is not required. However, it is strongly not recommended to self-medicate. Consultation is needed before starting therapy.
The drug "Hexicon" is very popular among gynecologists and among the representatives of the weaker sex. The tool is very quickly and completely eliminates bacteria that can lead to inflammatory processes in the vagina. In this case, the drug has virtually no side effects and can even be used during pregnancy in the 1st trimester. "Hexicon" has almost no flaws, and therefore is in such great demand. The main thing is to apply it without violating the enclosed instructions. If you decide to start treatment, then bring it to the end. If the doctor has prescribed you to insert the candles vaginally for ten days, do not shorten this period yourself, and also do not miss the use of the medicine. This may reduce the effect of the treatment. After completing the course of treatment, be sure to pass the appropriate tests. This will help determine the effectiveness of the medication. If necessary, the course of treatment can be extended with the help of other medicines.
Take care of your health right now. If you notice abundant or purulent discharge from the vagina, accompanied by an unpleasant smell, if you have itching in the genitals, immediately consult a gynecologist. He will find the cause of this phenomenon and select the most optimal treatment suitable for you. Take care of yourself!
Hexion doctor reviews
Hexicon (based on chlorhexidine digluconate) is a well-known common local antiseptic that has occupied its stable niche in gynecology and is intended for the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections in women.
Approximately 55-60 percent of patient visits to the gynecologist in the outpatient unit account for vaginitis, vulvovaginitis, cerivicitis. Untreated infection may result in chronic inflammation of the pelvic organs, the development of adhesions, thereby causing the development of tubal-peritoneal infertility factor, increasing the risk of ectopic (tubal) pregnancy, spontaneous miscarriage, non-progressive pregnancy.
The main pathogens of the female genital tract are trichomonas, chlamydia, ureaplasma, mycoplasma, gonococcus. The treatment of infectious lesions at the moment is complicated by the aggressiveness of conditioned pathogens, an increase in flora resistance due to uncontrolled antibiotics and self-treatment, and a decrease in immunity.
Hexicon has a wide spectrum of action, is active against Trichomonas, Ureaplasma, Chlamydia, Treponema, Neisseria.
Hexicon is presented in the form of vaginal tablets, suppositories, solution. Plus local sanitation - reducing the risk of undesirable effects, ease of use.
Hexicon can be used in the context of emergency prevention of STIs immediately after sexual intercourse without the use of barrier contraception. A good quick effect is obtained in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. Chlorhexidine does not show a negative effect on lactobacilli.
Possible for use in gestation and the period of HB, is often assigned for the rehabilitation of the vagina before childbirth, in the preoperative period.
Allergic reactions are recorded very rarely. Among the negative phenomena I can note increased watery discharge when taking the drug, patients complain that the candles "flow", but with the advent of the form of vaginal tablets, this problem was solved.
It has a low cost, is available in pharmacies.
Release form and composition
Hexicon vaginal suppositories 8 mg, 5 suppositories in a blister pack, one or two blister packs, together with instructions for medical use in a pack.
One suppository contains the active substance: 0.008 g of chlorhexidine digluconate, excipients: polyethylene oxide base (polyethylene oxide 1500, polyethylene oxide 400) - sufficient to obtain a suppository weighing from 1.42 to 1.58 g.
Candles Hexicon - antiseptic preparation for local use, active against the simplest, gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria: Treponema pallidum, Chlamidia spp., Ureaplasma spp., Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis, Bacterrhoea, Trichomonas vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis, Bacterrhoea, Trichomonas vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis, Bacterrhoea, Trichomonas vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis, Bacterrhoea, Trichomonas vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis, Bacterrhoea, Trichomonas vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis, Bacterrhoea, Trichomonas vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis, Bacterrhoeae
Some strains of Pseudomonas spp., Proteus spp., As well as acid-resistant forms of bacteria, bacterial spores, fungi, viruses are resistant to the drug. Hexicon does not violate the functional activity of lactobacilli. Remains active (although somewhat reduced) in the presence of blood, pus.
What is Hexicon used for?
Vaginal suppositories Hexicon, according to the instructions, are used for:
- Prevention of sexually transmitted infections (syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, genital herpes, ureaplasmosis).
- Prevention of infectious and inflammatory complications before surgery for gynecological diseases, before abortion, childbirth, before and after cervical diathermocoagulation, before and after installing the IUD, before conducting intrauterine tests.
- Treatment of colpitis and bacterial vaginosis.
Reviews of Hexicone sometimes mention the occurrence of side effects due to drug treatment. The most common symptoms are itching and allergic reactions that disappear after drug withdrawal.
It is also possible the manifestation of dermatitis and stickiness of the skin of the hands, and the second manifestation is rather an inconvenience than a symptom, and disappears after 5 minutes. Probably the development of sensitization.
In the treatment of gingivitis drug may be a violation of taste, the deposition of tartar, staining of tooth enamel.
Due to the low absorption from the vagina, hexicon is not contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation.
A complete analogue of Hexicon is Chlorhexidine, which has an identical chemical composition and spectrum of action. Other structural analogues for the active substance are:
- Chlorhexidine digluconate,
- Katedzhel With,
Attention: the use of analogues should be agreed with the attending physician.
The average price of Hexicon candles in pharmacies (Moscow) is 300 rubles.
Pharmacy sales terms
The drug is approved for use as a means of OTC.
Cured vaginitis Hexicon. At first, I did not want to use medicines. Limited to douching with chamomile, calendula, and St. John's wort.
But it did not help for long. I had to go to the doctor. The candles prescribed to them proved to be effective. on the third day, the symptoms of the disease disappeared. But I completed the course to the end. There is no more problem.
I only had to put Hexicon as a preventive measure. Although the case when, after the rupture of a prezik, it can be called salvation in general)) I did everything as it was done, the most important thing is to make sure that the infections (if any) do not penetrate anywhere in the first 2 hours. Then I slept somewhere around 5-6 hours, in the morning it seems to be unchanged due to my state of health (I drink Oka), after two weeks I passed the PCR - cleanly. I think Hexicon is a good candle in such cases, to be safe. And careful to flora.
they help me well, but apparently they are badly affected by the microflora, they immediately told me after ecofemin to be treated