Xeroform - Instructions, Application, Appointment

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Xeroform - Instructions, Application, Appointment
Xeroform - Instructions, Application, Appointment

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Instructions for use:

  1. 1. Pharmacological action
  2. 2. Indications for use
  3. 3. Contraindications
  1. 4. Method of application
  2. 5. Side effects
  3. 6. Additional information

pharmachologic effect


Xeroform is a medicinal product with astringent, antiseptic and drying properties, which is used for diseases of the skin and mucous membranes.

Xeroform powder is a bismuth salt, has a yellow color and a weak peculiar smell. This drug is practically insoluble in water, ether, alcohol and chloroform.

The disinfecting effect of Xeroform is due to the ability of the drug to have a bactericidal effect on microorganisms by binding to proteins of their cell membranes, which leads to the death of a microbial cell.

The use of Xeroform allows you to accelerate the healing and regeneration of the affected tissues. The drug is low-toxic, does not irritate mucous membranes and wounds.

The widespread use of Xeroforms in medical practice is due to the drug's ability to dry out wounds, narrow blood vessels, reduce exudation (release of the liquid part of the blood during inflammation), weaken the inflammatory process, reduce sensitivity, and cause the death of pathogenic bacteria.

Xeroform is part of the suppositories for hemorrhoids "Anuzol" and Vishnevsky's ointment.

Indications for use

The instruction recommends using Xeroform for purulent wounds, burns, ulcers, eczema, diaper rash, infected, weeping and postoperative wounds, as well as for scaring off blood-sucking insects.

An ointment containing 3% xeroform is used in ophthalmic practice for lesions and acute diseases of the orbit.

For newborns, Xeroform powder can be prescribed to accelerate the healing of the umbilical wound, and the drug is also effective in the treatment of diaper dermatitis.


Xeroform is not prescribed to patients who have hypersensitivity to the active substance and other components of the drug.

Mode of application

Xeroform powder
Xeroform powder

Xeroform is part of powders, powders and ointments.

The drug is intended for external use. Before applying powder or Xeroform powder, the affected surface is thoroughly cleaned.

The drug in the form of an ointment (90% petroleum jelly and 10% xeroform) should also be applied to a clean wound, it is allowed to apply a bandage on top. Xeromorphic ointment 3%, after washing the eye, is placed on the inner surface of the lower eyelid.

Side effect

The instruction does not contain information about the undesirable effects of the drug Xeroform.

Additional Information

A dry and dark place is a condition for storing Xeroforms. The shelf life of the drug is 6 years.

Information about the drug is generalized, provided for informational purposes only and does not replace the official instructions. Self-medication is hazardous to health!

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