What is Kojivit Gel?
Kojivit gel is a skin care ointment used to treat Melasma, age spots, acne scars, sunburn, light-induced skin damage, wrinkles, skin pigmentation disorder and others. This gel is one of the safest ways for skin whitening and lightening. It is manufactured by Micro Labs Ltd. and is available as a 15-gram tube of gel.
- Generic Medicine in The Gel
- Dosage of This Gel
- Working Mechanism of This Medicine
- Why is This Gel Prescribed?
- Possible Side Effects of This Medicine
- Precautions While Using The Gel
- Using The Gel During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Dosage for Children and Infants
- Where to Buy This Gel?
- Patients Queries About This Gel?
Generic Medicine in The Gel
The list of generic medicines and their weight/weight composition in the Kojivit Gel is given below:
- Octinoxate – 7.5% w/w
- Kojic Acid – 2% w/w
- Arbutin – 1.5% w/w
- Vitamin E – 1% w/w
- Mulberry Extract – 1% w/w
Dosage of This Gel
Here are the commonly suggested ways to use the gel:
- Apply a thin layer of Kojivit gel on the affected area of the skin. Apply the gel at night before going to sleep. Leave the gel applied over the night. Next morning, wash the skin with water.
If using the gel on uncovered areas of skin, such as face – then use a sunscreen before going out. Exposure to direct sunlight can worsen the condition of the treated skin.
- Another way to use the gel is to apply it twice a day on the affected area of skin. Do it for the first 2 weeks of use. Then gradually reduce the use and use it once only. If the symptoms are improved then reduce the further and use the gel only 3-4 times in a week.
The quantity, frequency and time to apply this gel depend on particular skin condition and medical history. Always consult your doctor before using this gel. Do not self-medicate. Using extra gel or applying more in more quantity will not improve your condition. In fact, overdose or abuse of the gel may cause serious altercations on your skin.
Working Mechanism of This Medicine
Octinoxate is a clear liquid which is insoluble in water and is used in sunscreens and many cosmetics to protect the skin from damage. It has the ability to absorb UV rays from the sun and protects the skin from damage.
Kojic Acid has oxidative properties which make it function as a skin whitening agent. Its main purpose is to treat hyperpigmentation, sun freckles, and melasma. Kojic acid attacks the roots of the pigmentation source by inhibiting the production of melanin and by doing this it can reverse excessive darkening of the skin.
Arbutin is a natural skin lightening agent. It is a glucosylated hydroquinone extracted from bearberry plant that prevents the formation of melanin. Arbutin works as tyrosinase inhibitors by providing skin brightening and lightening effects.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant and essential nutrient to the skin. Vitamin E is a natural moisturizer and skin brightening agent. It also works in anti-inflammatory process. It is used to treat wrinkles, sunburns, brown spots, rough skin and reduces signs of aging.
Mulberry Extracts is an effective anti-aging agent. It contains resveratrol, that protects the skin from harmful UV rays. Its antioxidant properties are helpful in treating dark skin spots, blemishes, dry skin, removes toxins and makes the skin soft and radiant.
Why is This Gel Prescribed?
Kojivit gel is used in the prevention/treatment of following diseases:
- Chronic skin disorder
- Premature aging
- Oxidative stress
- Hyperproduction of melanin
- Light-induced skin damage
- Age Spots
- Acne Scars
- Skin lightening, skin whitening
- Post-inflammatory pigmentation of the skin
- Wrinkles/lines on skin
- Controls blood sugar
- Hypomelanotic skin pigmentation disorders
Kojivit gel may also be used for the conditions not listed here.
Possible Side Effects of This Medicine
- Skin Irritation
- Dry skin
- Itching or burning sensation
- Contact dermatitis
This is not a comprehensive list of all the possible side effects. Please consult your doctor if you observe any of the side effects even in mild form.
Precautions While Using The Gel
- Be sure that the patient is not allergic to any of the component of this gel.
- This medicine is for external use only. Avoid inhaling and swallowing the gel.
- Avoid direct contact with eyes, nose, and mouth
- Inform your doctor if you have any wound on the skin due to sunburn, dryness, chapping, or irritation, or on an open wound.
- Do not apply to any open wound or severely damaged skin.
- Inform your doctor if you have any skin allergy.
- Wash your hands before and after use. Clean the affected part before use.
- Use with precaution while applying the gel near eyes, nose, and mouth
- Before using a gel for the first time, use a small amount of gel on an unbroken patch of skin and check whether any kind of irritation occurs. If yes, then consult your Doctor immediately.
- Never exceed the amount of gel to fasten the healing process.
- Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
- Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
- Practice good skin care and avoid the sun.
For best results make sure to follow the instructions provided on the product label.
Using The Gel During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
It is relatively safe to use this gel during pregnancy, but always consult your doctor before using it. However, you should not use any gel during the pregnancy unless advised by a qualified doctor.
Kojivit gel is safe to use while breastfeeding. Usage of this gel during breastfeeding may not harm the mother but may affect the infant. So, make sure the baby doesn’t come in direct contact with the gel and avoid using it near breast area as there is a risk of gel being swallowed by the infant. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Dosage for Children and Infants
Kojivit Gel is not approved to be used for infants. However, this gel can be used for children over one year, but only under strict medical supervision. Please consult your doctor regarding frequency and usage of this gel, as it will be prescribed only after the condition of children will be administered. Make sure this gel is not used under a napkin or covered parts of the body. For best results make sure to follow the instructions provided on the product label.
Where to Buy This Gel?
Kojivit Gel is available at all major drugstores and pharmacies. It is sold as an Over the counter (OTC) product, hence you will not require doctors prescription to purchase the gel. But always consult your doctor before using the gel.
Patients Queries About This Gel
Can I use Kojivit Gel on open wounds?
Using Kojivit Gel on open wounds or damaged skin may generate infection and worsen your situation. It is for external use only. So, always consult your doctor before using this gel.
Can I use Kojivit gel on my face?
Yes, Kojivit Gel can be used on the face but should only be used after discussing the condition and other symptoms with the doctor. Always use with precaution while applying the gel near eyes, nose, and mouth.