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International Nonproprietary Name:

Iodine, potassium iodide, glycerin

Pharmaceutical form:

Spray for external use
  • Properties


    Lugol-Sanita - is an antiseptic drug for the treatment of throat diseases and oral cavity.

    The main active substance is molecular iodine, which has an antiseptic and local irritant effect. Has bactericidal effect on gram-positive and gram-negative microorganisms, incl. Streptococci, staphylococcus, collibacillus ,  as well as pathogenic fungi and yeast. Pseudomonas aeruginosa resistant to drug effect.

    The mechanism of antimicrobial action of active iodine is the interaction of iodine with structural and functional proteins of microorganisms.  The iodines formed thereby lead to a change in the conformation of the protein molecules with the loss of their original physical, chemical and biological properties. Due to this, both destruction of membrane structures and the blockage of biocatalytic processes in microbial cells are realized, which leads to their death.


    Iodine, which is part of Lugol-Sanita, when applying to the mucosa may have a resorptive effect. Actively affects  to the metabolism, enhances the processes of dissimilation, participates in the synthesis of thyroid hormones - triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), has a proteolytic effect. Penetrates into the mother's milk and potentially can influence the function of the thyroid gland in children who are breastfeeding.

    Glycerin prevents fluid retention in inflamed tissues, reduces swelling of tissues, forms a protective film on the surface of the mucosa. 

  • Indications

    • catarrhal tonsillitis

    • Acute and chronic tonsillitis, pharyngitis;

    • Aphthous stomatitis 

  • Contraindications

    • Increased individual sensitivity to iodine and other components of the drug; 

    • Pregnancy and lactation;

    • Hyperthyroidism of the thyroid;

    • Decompensated heart, kidney failure;

    • Diagnostic studies or radioactive iodine therapy (2 weeks before and after the therapy studies);

    • Herpetiform dermatitis of Duhring;

    • Children under 8 years old;

  • Dosage and Administration

    The drug is administered to adults and children older than 8 years, after eating locally2-4 times a day.

    Remove the bottle from the plastic bag, remove the protective cap from the head and from the end of the spray tube, set the spray tube up or to the side, gently press its head 3-4 times, so that the solution comes to the sprayer and spraying after pushing .

    After applying Lugol-Sanita, wear back protective caps.

    In case Lugol-Sanita is used in a vial complete with a mechanical sprayer, the bottle cap should be replaced with a spray bottle before use.

    For tonsillitis or pharyngitis treatment, inject the sprayer 2 to 3 cm into the mouth, hold the breath and press 2 times on the spray head, so that the irrigation is carried out to the right, the second to the left. 

    For stomatitis treatment it is necessary to irrigate the mucous membrane of the oral cavity.

    Duration of apply is determined by the doctor from nature of the disease and its severity.

    Use the drug carefully, avoiding getting into the respiratory tract!

  • Drug form
    For 30 g of the drug in bottles of dark glass with a screw mouth, with a mechanical spray and a protective cap on the head and on the end of the spray tube.