Frequently asked questions


No, a scar is permanent and will never disappear completely. However, Contractubex® significantly reduces the visibility of scars. It is important to continue treatment for longer periods of time (3-6 months).

Scar treatment needs patience, as the injured skin takes time to heal. The first signs of treatment success with Contractubex® are usually experienced as reduced redness, relief of tension and less itching. Temporary itching is, however, often a sign that a scar is healing well, and should not cause immediate concern.

To achieve the best possible results, apply Contractubex® 2 to 3 times daily for at least 3 months. You can continue the treatment up to a year, if necessary. Contractubex® is extremely well-tolerated, even in the course of long-term use.

Certainly. You just need to make sure you apply Contractubex® anti-scar gel before putting on your make-up. This allows the active ingredients to be absorbed into the skin as well as possible.

Yes, even scars that are over a year old can be treated. Some older scars dry out and become hard, in which case Contractubex® should be massaged in 3 times daily for at least 6 months. Contractubex® can also reduce a scar’s height and redness, and smooth the tissue so that your scar becomes less conspicuous. Combining Contractubex® with ultrasound therapy improves effectiveness.

Yes, of course. Even toddlers or babies can be treated. Contractubex® is very safe.

Yes, the clinical efficacy of Contractubex® to prevent and treat scars has been proven by numerous clinical studies. Doctors recommend and prescribe Contractubex®.

You can buy Contractubex® from your pharmacist.


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Contractubex® Composition: 100 g gel contains: 10.0 g Extr. cepae, 5000 IU heparin sodium, 1.0 g allantoin. Indications: Hypertrophic and keloidal scars, movement-restricting and cosmetically disfiguring scars after operations, amputations, burns, and accidents; contractures such as Dupuytren’s contracture and traumatic tendon contractures; cicatricial strictures. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to parabens. Side effects: Very rare skin reactions. Mode of action: Contractubex® exerts an antiproliferative, antiinflammatory, softening, and smoothing action on proliferating scar tissue. Dosage: Unless otherwise prescribed, Contractubex® should be gently massaged into the skin several times a day until all the gel has been absorbed. In the case of hardened older scars, it may be necessary to cover the treated area with a dressing overnight. Interactions: None known. Package sizes: 20 g, 50 g. Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH, Eckenheimer Landstraße 100, D-60318 Frankfurt/Main, Germany



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