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food interaction for FLEXABENZ

alcohol interaction for FLEXABENZ

pregnancy interaction for FLEXABENZ

lactation interaction for FLEXABENZ

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Flexabenz gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for FLEXABENZ

Cyclobenzaprine Topical(2% w/w)

Uses

Cyclobenzaprine Topical is used for muscle relaxation.

How it works

Cyclobenzaprine belongs to the class of medications called as centrally acting muscle relaxants. It works by blocking nerve signals of pain sensation that are sent from site of pain to the brain.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Itching, Skin rash, Erythema, Allergic skin rash
Diclofenac Topical(1.16% w/w)

Uses

Diclofenac Topical is used in the treatment of headache, ear pain, joint pain, osteoarthritis, musculo-skeletal pain, dental pain, rheumatic pain, nerve pain, mouth sores (ulcers), post operative pain, muscular pain, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, menstrual pain, prevention of heart attack, migraine and fever.

How it works

Diclofenac belongs to class of medications called as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by blocking the production of a certain chemical substance in the body that causes pain, fever, and inflammation.

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Skin rash
Menthol(5% w/w)

Uses

Menthol is used in the treatment of dermatitis (skin rash or irritation), itching and eczema (red and itchy skin).

How it works

Menthol primarily activates the cold-sensitive TRPM8 receptors in the skin. Menthol, after topical application, causes a feeling of coolness due to stimulation of 'cold' receptors by inhibiting Ca++ currents of neuronal membranes. It may also yield analgesic properties via kappa-opioid receptor agonism.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), Abdominal pain, Coma, Apnea (absence of breathing), Altered heart rate, Vertigo, Balance disorder (loss of balance), Contact dermatitis, Drowsiness
Methyl Salicylate(10% w/w)

Uses

Methyl Salicylate is used in the treatment of rheumatic pain and muscular pain.

How it works

Methyl salicylate belongs to a class of medication called analgesics. It works by inhibiting the formation of pain causing chemicals (prostaglandins) in the body.

Common side effects

Skin irritation, Tingling sensation

Common Dosage for FLEXABENZ GEL

Patients taking FLEXABENZ GEL

  • 82%
    Once A Day
  • 15%
    Twice A Day
  • 3%
    Thrice A Day

SUBSTITUTES for FLEXABENZ

No substitutes found

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Expert advice for FLEXABENZ

  • Avoid direct contact with your eyes. In case of accidental contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Do not apply other skin products such as moisturizing cream to the same area at the same time. 
  • Stop applying cyclobenzaprine and consult your doctor if you develop any allergic reaction.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
  • Do not use if you are allergic to cyclobenzaprine or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions for FLEXABENZ

Cyclobenzaprine Topical

Q.Is cyclobenzaprine an opiate/blood thinner/pain killer/NSAID?
Cyclobenzaprine is not an opiate/blood thinner/NSAID. It is a centrally acting anticholinergic agent used as a muscle relaxant.

Diclofenac Topical

Q.Is diclofenac topical a blood thinner / controlled substance?
Diclofenac is a pain relieving medication and it does not significantly affect the function of platelets in blood; hence it is not a blood thinner. It is not a controlled substance as it does not have the potential for abuse or addiction.

Methyl Salicylate

Q.Is methyl salicylate the same as aspirin or menthol?
Methyl salicylate is not the same as aspirin or menthol. Methyl salicylate belongs to the same class of medication like aspirin i.e. analgesics or painkiller

Q.How does methyl salicylate work?
Methyl salicylate relieves pain by inhibiting formation of pain causing chemicals in the body

Q.Does it work as a blood thinner or kill bacteria?
It is not a blood thinner and does not kill bacteria

Q.Is methyl salicylate an active ingredient?
Methyl salicylate is one of the active ingredients of some pain relief topical cream/ gel/ lotion/ ointment/ spray

Q.Is methyl salicylate safe?
Methyl salicylate is safe when used for an indication and at a dose instructed by doctor. It has local side-effects like cold or burning sensation at the site of application.

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Content on this page was last updated on 01 April, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)