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Last updated on 08/10/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Heparinoid


DRUG CLASS: Anticoagulant


USED FOR: Bruises, Varicose Veins

– 250IU/g, 400IU/g (cream)

What is Hirudoid for?

Hirudoid is a brand product that contains heparinoid, which is a type of anticoagulant. It is used to treat bruises and varicose veins.

How to use it?

​​Heparinoid can be applied on skin as gel and cream. 

Hirudoid® cream 25U/g:
Apply roughly a pea size (3-5 cm) cream to the affected area 1-2 times daily as needed and gently rub in circular motion for skin to absorb.

Hirudoid Forte® cream 40U/g:
Apply roughly a pea size (3-5 cm) cream to the affected area 1-2 times daily (recommended in the morning and the night) as needed and gently rub in circular motion for skin to absorb.

What are the side effects of Hirudoid?

Common side effects of Hirudoid include skin hypersensitivity.

Who should not take Hirudoid?

People who are allergic to Heparinoid or any component of the formulation.

Pharmacist Tips:

Do not apply on eyes, broken skin, or irritated skin.

Common dosing schedule:
Apply to the affected area once to twice daily. 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 Differin may interact with:
No known significant drug interactions.

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Hirudoid in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Hirudoid 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 Hirudoid 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.