Medicines & Supplements A to Z > Heparinoid


Last updated on 08/07/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Heparinoid

ALTERNATIVE NAME: Organo-Heparinoid, Mucopolysaccharide Polysulfate


BRAND NAME(S) IN HONG KONG: Hirudoid 喜療妥, Hirudoid Forte 特強喜療妥

DRUG CLASS: Anticoagulants


USED FOR: Superficial thrombophlebitis, Bruises, Superficial hematoma 

– 250IU/g, 400IU/g (cream)

What is Heparinoid for?

Heparinoid belongs to a class of medication called anticoagulant. It is used to treat superficial thrombophlebitis, bruises, and superficial hematoma.

How to use it?

Heparinoid can be applied on skin as gel and cream. 

Cream (Hirudoid ®):
Apply 3-5 cm cream to the affected area 1-2 times daily as needed and gently massaged into the skin.

Cream (Hirudoid Forte ®):
Apply 3-5 cm cream to the affected area in the morning and the night as needed and gently massaged into the skin.

What are the side effects of Heparinoid?

The common side effects of Heparinoid include erythema, skin irritation, or allergy.

Who should not take Heparinoid?

People who are allergic to heparinoid/mucopolysaccharide polysulphate or any component of the formulation.

Pharmacist Tips:

Do not use it on open wounds, the eyes, or mucous membranes. 

Common dosing schedule:
For Hirudoid Forte® cream, it is better to apply in the morning once waking up and in the night after showering. 

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Heparinoid may interact with:
None known.

Where to buy Heparinoid in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Hepariniod is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Heparinoid in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.