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Intagesic 1.16% Gel

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Product introduction

Intagesic 1.16% Gel is used to relieve pain and reduce swelling in your joints and muscles. It can be used to treat various injuries such as sprains, strains and bruises. It can also be used for tendonitis (such as tennis elbow) and osteoarthritis.

Intagesic 1.16% Gel may be used 2 to 4 times a day on the affected area depending on how severe your condition is. It should be applied slowly and evenly to the skin until it is rubbed in. You should not use it too often and you should not cover the treated area with a bandage or plaster.

It is a safe medicine with few side effects, but you may get a skin rash, itching, reddening or burning of the skin. Occasionally a skin rash may be a sign of severe allergic reaction. Tell your doctor straight away if you get a rash with blistering. Intagesic 1.16% Gel is not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and you should not use it if you are already taking diclofenac (or other similar) tablets.

Uses of Intagesic Gel

Benefits of Intagesic Gel

In Pain relief

Intagesic 1.16% Gel belongs to a group of medicines called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is used for short-term relief of pain, inflammation, and swelling in conditions that affect joints and muscles. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It can help relieve pain in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Take it as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. Do not take more or longer than needed as that can be dangerous. In general, you should take the lowest dose that works, for the shortest possible time. This will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.

Side effects of Intagesic Gel

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Intagesic

  • Application site irritation
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Itching
  • Flatulence
  • Indigestion
  • Pain in extremities

How to use Intagesic Gel

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Intagesic Gel works

Intagesic 1.16% Gel is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling) on the skin.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Intagesic 1.16% Gel is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Intagesic 1.16% Gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Quick tips

  • Intagesic 1.16% Gel is applied to the skin to relieve inflammation and pain of joints and muscles.
  • It is less likely to cause stomach side effects as compared to oral medication.
  • Gently massage it into the skin of the affected area.
  • Do not cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages as these may increase the risk of side effects.
  • Do not apply to broken, diseased, infected, inflamed or irritated skin, or to open wounds.
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, mouth or nose. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it in these areas.
  • It may increase the risk of sunburn. Avoid exposing the treated area of skin to excessive sunlight.
  • Do not use it for longer than 14 days unless recommended by your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenylacetic acid Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS
Action Class
NSAID's- Non-Selective COX 1&2 Inhibitors (acetic acid)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Intagesic with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Neil, Esulide
Life-threatening
Brand(s): Oxy Triactin, Sioril
Life-threatening
Brand(s): Pyregin, Alpagin, Bral
Life-threatening

Patient concerns

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my knees have severe pain, i used intagesic mr tab
Vipul Aggarwal
Looks like you're having using osteoarthritis please send me your knee x-rays
Suffering from Chickenguniya since last 2+ months, fever is ok but still persisting Joints pain, Taking a tablet of Intagesic-MR daily for the same, pain increases the day I forget to take medicine, any recommendations?
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Many patients get joint pains after chikugunya but most of them get Ok by 2 - 3months and few percentage continue to have it for 1 year . You need to take anti inflammatory medication under direct supervision of a Doctor. There are some other medications but they can be prescribed after a clinical examination of patient. You can consult a Rheumatologist in your city
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FAQs

Q. Does Intagesic 1.16% Gel work for back pain?

Intagesic 1.16% Gel is a safe and effective option for treating joint pain, especially in cases of arthritis. It can also be used to treat acute neck pain, back pain, tendonitis, and sprains and strains.

Q. Can I use Intagesic 1.16% Gel for osteoarthritis in the hip?

No, Intagesic 1.16% Gel is not recommended for hip pain. The hip joint is located deep in the body. It is unlikely for this medication to be absorbed deep enough under the skin to help with joint pain in the hip.

Q. How to use Intagesic 1.16% Gel?

Gently rub Intagesic 1.16% Gel into the skin using your hands. You should apply it 4 times a day for best results. You might get some relief quickly (within half an hour), but if often takes a few days of use for the full benefits. Only apply to clean, dry skin that does not have any cuts, open wounds, infections, or rashes. Consult your doctor in case of any doubts. Wash your hands after applying the gel and if your hands are the treatment side, wait for at least an hour before washing your hands. You should also keep the treated area out of direct sunlight or you might develop a skin reaction.

Q. How long should I use Intagesic 1.16% Gel?

Use this topical medicine for as long as prescribed by your doctor for maximum benefits.

Q. Can I use any other moisturizer or sunscreen after applying Intagesic 1.16% Gel?

Avoid using other topical products, such as lotions, and sunscreens, on the same area of skin where you apply Intagesic 1.16% Gel. These products might affect how your skin absorbs this medication.

Q. Can I use a heating pad or put a bandage on the area after applying Intagesic 1.16% Gel?

No, it is not advisable to use any heating pad or bandage on the area of application of this gel since it might increase the absorption of the medicine, causing unwanted effects.

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References

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  2. Grosser T, Smyth E, FitzGerald GA. Anti-Inflammatory, Antipyretic, and Analgesic Agents; Pharmacotherapy of Gout. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 986-87.
  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 295-97.
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Marketer details

Name: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Address: Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.
Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: September, 2025

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