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 gently massage the ointment. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
Orcerin Ointment is a combination of five medicines: Glucosamine, Diacerein, Capsaicin Based Rubefacients, Camphor and Menthol. Glucosamine and Diacerein are proteoglycan synthesis stimulators. Together they help in the formation of cartilage (soft tissue around the joints) leading to joint repair. Diacerein also lowers inflammation (swelling) of the joints. Capsaicin Based Rubefacients work by blocking pain messages to the nerves which relieves minor aches and pains in the joints. Camphor and Menthol work by first cooling the skin, then warming it up. This action distracts from feeling the pain.
Orcerin Ointment 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.
No information is available on the use of Orcerin Ointment during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 21st Jun 2018.