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    What is Visna?

    Visna Gel is used for Vascular disorders, Psoriasis, Alopecia areata, Vitiligo, Leucoderma and other conditions. Visna Gel may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Visna Gel contains Visnadine Topical as an active ingredient.
    Visna Gel works by stimulating the production of melanin in hair follicles.
    Mylan Pharma manufactures Visna Gel.
    Detailed information related to Visna Gel's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Visna Gel Uses

    Visna Gel is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1, 2
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    Visna Gel Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Visna Gel improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 1

    Visna Gel - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Visna Gel is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Visna Gel - Side-effects

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

    Visna Gel - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Visna Gel, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
    • do not take by mouth. Consult with your doctor before using this medicine on open wounds, dry, chapped, irritated, or sun-burned skin.
    • wash your hands before and after applying Visna Gel. Clean and dry the skin area to be treated.
    • do not wash the treated area after immediately applying Visna Gel. Also avoid the use of other products on the treated area unless directed by your doctor.
    • applying an excessive amount may result in pilling. Use a thinner layer or lesser quantity of medicine to avoid pilling.
    • avoid getting this medication in your eyes or nose or mouth.

    Visna Gel - Drug Interactions

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

    Visna Gel - Contraindications

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

    Where to Buy Visna Gel

    Visna Gel - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Visna Gel safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Is Visna Gel safe while breastfeeding?
      Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Can Visna Gel be used for vascular disorders and psoriasis?
      Yes, vascular disorders and psoriasis are among the most common reported uses for Visna Gel. Please do not use Visna Gel for vascular disorders and psoriasis without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Visna Gel.
    • How long do I need to use Visna Gel before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported 3 months and within 2 hours as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Visna Gel. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Visna Gel.
    • At what frequency do I need to use Visna Gel? website users have reported once a day and once a week as the most common frequency of using Visna Gel. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Visna Gel. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Visna Gel.
    • Should I consume Visna Gel empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Visna Gel after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Visna Gel.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Visna Gel medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Visna Gel. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Visna Gel

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 3, 4, 5, 6

    Overdosage of Visna Gel

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Visna Gel, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 7, 8, 9

    Storage of Visna Gel

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Visna Gel.
    References: 10, 11, 12, 13

    Expired Visna Gel

    • Taking a single dose of expired Visna Gel is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 14, 15

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

    Questions - Visna Gel

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    Visna Gel - Packages and Strengths

    Visna Gel is available in the following packages and strengths
    Visna Gel - Packages: 20GM Gel

    Visna Gel - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

    Visna Gel - Demographic Information


    1. Wikipedia Khellin - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    2. Bhagavathula AS, Mahmoud al-khatib AJ, Elnour AA, Al kalbani NM, Shehab A. Ammi Visnaga in treatment of urolithiasis and hypertriglyceridemia. Pharmacognosy Res. 2014;7(4):397-400. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    3. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
    4. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    5. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    6. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
    7. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    8. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    11. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    12. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    13. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
    14. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    15. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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