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Instruction for use: Berestin

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Active substance Oleum Rusci

ATX code A06AX Other laxatives

Dosage form

Solution for external use and preparation of dosage forms.


Active substance:

tar birch (with a phenol content of 0.5 to 2.5%).

Description of dosage form

Dense oily liquid of black color with a specific smell.

Pharmacological group

Preparations for the treatment of psoriasis. The tar.

Pharmacological (immunobiological) properties

It Possesses 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 outside the exacerbation, pruritus, seborrhea, skin itching.


Acute inflammation of the skin, exacerbation of chronic skin diseases, especially with pronounced exudation (acute eczema, dermatitis, exudative psoriasis), lesion of sebaceous hair follicles (folliculitis, furunculosis, acne, sycosis), kidney, liver, pancreas, myocardium.

Age to 18 years.


The drug should be administered with caution to people with sensitive skin, with a tendency to folliculitis, in areas with increased hair.

pregnancy and lactation

Contraindicated use of the drug during pregnancy, during breastfeeding and women planning a pregnancy.

Dosing and Administration

Outwardly. With eczema, neurodermatitis and psoriasis, crusts and scales are removed before use with an oil compress. Tar birch Berestin® is applied to the foci of skin lesions with a hard brush or hand at the beginning for 15 minutes 1 time per day, gradually increasing the application time to 30 minutes. 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 of the skin from the skin, the birch foci of the lesion is lubricated 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.

Side effects

Immediately after the application of birch, burning of the skin is sometimes observed, at the same time the 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. If irritation occurs, the drug should be discontinued.

When applying birch tar on the skin with increased hair or on the scalp, folliculitis is sometimes observed.

The use of birch tar on open skin areas (face, neck, hands) can trigger the occurrence of sunburn.


When applying the drug 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. Treatment: Discontinue use of the drug. Symptomatic therapy.


Simultaneously with the bergamotum, sulfanilamide preparations, phenothiazine derivatives, and other agents that have the properties to increase the photosensitivity of the skin are not prescribed. The combination of a birch ointment with preparations containing sulfur and salicylic acid strengthens its action.

special instructions

Before the start of treatment, it is recommended to investigate the tolerability of the fly-birch Berestin® in a limited area of the skin. During the treatment, it is necessary to periodically examine the urine (1-2 times per month). Do not use the drug for a long time on large areas of the skin (more than 1/10 of the surface).

The drug 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 stains on the skin disappear on their own soon after the end of treatment. Blond hair when exposed to them, a bit of a bit of a bit dark.

Influence on ability to drive vehicles, mechanisms

The use of the drug does not affect the ability to perform potentially dangerous activities requiring increased concentration and speed of psychomotor reactions (vehicle management, work with moving mechanisms, dispatcher and operator work).

Form of issue

Solution for external use and preparation of medicinal forms in bottles of dark glass at 10, 15, 20, 30, 50, and 100 g. Each vial with instructions for medical use is placed in a pack of cardboard.

Storage conditions

In the dark place at a temperature of no higher than 25 ° C, out of reach of children.

Shelf life

5 years. Do not use after expiry date.

Conditions of leave from pharmacies

Without recipe.

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