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Active substance: tar

Type: The drug with anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic and keratolytic action for external use

Manufacturer: РЕТ�НО�ДЫ ФНПП (Russia)
Composition, form of production and packaging
Liquid for external use
1 g

tar 100%

with phenol content from 0.5 to 2%

10 g - bottles of dark glass (1) - packs of cardboard.

20 g - bottles of dark glass (1) - packs of cardboard.

30 g - bottles of dark glass (1) - packs of cardboard.

50 g - bottles of dark glass (1) - packs of cardboard.

100 g - bottles of dark glass (1) - packs of cardboard.


Description of the drug approved by the manufacturer for the printed edition of 2011.


Has keratoplastic, antiseptic, antiparasitic, drying, anti-inflammatory, vasoconstrictive, anesthetic;
reduces erythema, soothes itching. With infiltrative processes in the skin has a resolving effect.

- psoriasis in the stationary and regressing stages;

- eczema (including microbial and seborrheic);

- neurodermatitis without exacerbation;

- pruritis;

- seborrhea;

- itching of the skin.



With eczema, neurodermatitis and psoriasis , crusts or scales are removed before use with an oil compress.
Berestin is applied to the foci of skin lesions with a hard brush or hand at the beginning for 15 min 1 time / day, gradually increasing the application time to 30 min. The preparation is removed with a cotton or gauze pad moistened with vegetable or petrolatum oil.
With psoriasis and scratching after 15-30 minutes after application, it is recommended to take a shower with soap or shower gel, flushing the preparation with a washcloth or sponge.
After removal from the skin of Berestin, the lesions are smeared with a softening ointment or cream. The daily dose of the drug should not exceed 6-8 g.
Duration of treatment - up to 4 weeks, breaks between courses 1-2 months.


Immediately after application of Berestin, sometimes burning of the skin, at the same time itching disappears.
Burning stops after 10-15 minutes and only a few patients can persist for a longer time. In such cases, it is necessary to remove the drug from the skin after 15 minutes and do not increase the application time for subsequent application. Subjective sensations disappear after 2-3 applications.
In some cases, irritation of the skin in the application area may occur.
The appearance of it serves as a basis for temporary interruption of treatment. Irritation usually passes from the use of lotions and pastes and is not associated with Berestin's intolerance.
When Berestin is applied to areas of the skin with increased hairiness or on the scalp, folliculitis is sometimes observed.

Application of Berestin in open areas of the skin (face, neck, hands) can trigger the occurrence of sunburn.


- Acute inflammation of the skin;

- exacerbation of chronic skin diseases, especially with pronounced exudation (acute eczema, dermatitis, exudative psoriasis);

- defeat of sebaceous-hair follicles (folliculitis, furunculosis, acne, sycosis);

- diseases of the kidneys, liver, pancreas, myocardium.

With caution apply Berestin in children and people with sensitive skin, with a tendency to folliculitis, in areas with increased hair.


It is not recommended for use in pregnancy, lactation and women planning pregnancy.


Before starting treatment, it is recommended to investigate the tolerability of Berestin in a limited area of ​​the skin.
During the treatment, it is necessary to periodically examine the urine (1-2 times / month). Do not use Berestin for a long time on large areas of the skin (more than 1/10 of the surface).
Berestin leaves dark spots on bed and underwear, with long-term use, it stains the skin in a dark color.
The stains on the laundry are removed with ammonia (1 tablespoon per 10 liters of water). Dark spots on the skin disappear on their own soon after the end of treatment. Blond hair when exposed to them Berestina a little dark.

When applying Berestin for a long time to large areas (more than 1/10 of the surface of the skin), there may be signs of intoxication, which include weakness, chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, convulsions.
Urine may acquire a greenish color (olive urine, carburia), contain protein and cylinders.

Simultaneously with Berestin, sulfanilamide preparations, phenothiazine derivatives and other agents that have the properties to increase photosensitivity of the skin are not prescribed.

The combination of Berestin with preparations containing sulfur and salicylic acid, enhance its effect.


The drug is approved for use as a means of OTC.


The drug should be stored in a dark place at a temperature of no higher than 25 В° C, out of the reach of children.
Shelf life - 5 years. Do not use after expiry date.
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