Diclofenac Diethylamine + Mephenesin + Menthol + Methyl Salicylate + Turpentine Oil

Composition

Each gram gel contains Diclofenac Diethylamine 0.0116 gm, Mephenesin 0.05 gm, Menthol 0.02 gm, Methyl Salicylate 0.05 gm and Turpentine Oil 0.03 gm

Indications

This topical gel is a Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drug used to treat pain associated with conditions like gout, migraine, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains of muscles and joints etc.

Pharmacology

Diclofenac Diethylamine, Mephenesin, Menthol, Methyl Salicylate, Turpentine oil works by reducing pain and delayed onset muscle soreness; relieving pruritus; providing relief from painful conditions; providing relief of musculoskeletal aches and pains; reducing the pain.

Dosage & Administration

Depending on the size of the area to be treated, 2-4 gm of this gel should be applied to the skin 3-4 times daily to the affected area and rubbed in lightly.

Contraindications

It is contraindicated in patients who have hypersensitivity to this gel. In addition, This gel should not be used if one has the following conditions:
  • children less than 12 years old
  • cuts
  • infected skin

Side Effects

The most commonly reported side-effects of this gel are itching, blisters, allergic contact dermatitis, anaphylactic reactions, pruritus, and rash.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Not recommended.

Precautions & Warnings

This gel should not be allowed to come in contact with the eyes or mucous membranes. After application, the hands should be washed unless they are the sites being treated. Not to be taken by mouth.

Therapeutic Class

Topical Analgesics

Storage Conditions

It should be stored in a cool and dry place, protected from light and moisture.

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