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food interaction for MUSCOFLEX

alcohol interaction for MUSCOFLEX

pregnancy interaction for MUSCOFLEX

lactation interaction for MUSCOFLEX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Muscoflex gel is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for MUSCOFLEX

Diclofenac(1.16% w/w)

Uses

Diclofenac is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, dental pain, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, migraine and muscular pain.

How it works

Diclofenac belongs to group of medicines called 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

Epigastric pain, Renal dysfunction, Stomach ulcer, Bleeding, Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Itching
Linseed Oil(3% w/w)

Uses

Linseed Oil is used in the treatment of pain.

How it works

Not known.

Common side effects

Shortness of breath, Lip swelling, Throat tightness
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

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Expert advice for MUSCOFLEX

  • Diclofenac should be taken with food or immediately after meals.
  • Take the medicine with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • Do not take antacids withh magnesium as they can interact with the drug.
  • Do not take diclofenac, If  you are allergic to diclofenac.
  • Do not drink alcohol while takig this drug.
  • Do not drive or use any tools or machines, if you feel dizzy, tired, have a headache or get blurred vision after taking diclofenac.

Frequently asked questions for MUSCOFLEX

Diclofenac

Q.Is diclofenac safe?
Diclofenac (also available as voveran, dynapar) is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is diclofenac nephrotoxic?
Diclofenac can interfere with normal kidney function when taken at larger doses for a longer duration. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its uses

Q.Is diclofenac safe in asthma?
Diclofenac may worsen the symptoms of asthma in some patients already suffering from asthma. Talk to your doctor before taking diclofenac in asthma

Q.Is diclofenac banned in India?
Diclofenac is available over-the-counter and it is not banned in India

Q.Is diclofenac 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

Q.Does diclofenac increase blood pressure?
Diclofenac does not have any effect on blood pressure in normal individuals. However, consult your doctor before taking diclofenac if you are already suffering from high blood pressure or any other heart disease

Q.Does diclofenac induce sleep?
Diclofenac does not induce sleep.

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 30 March, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)