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food interaction for ORTHOSENZ

alcohol interaction for ORTHOSENZ

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lactation interaction for ORTHOSENZ

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Orthosenz 30gm ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Capsaicin Based Rubefacients(0.025% w/w)


Treat minor aches and pains of the muscles/joints (e.g., arthritis, backache, sprains), nerve pain.

How it works

Capsaicin binds to a receptor called the vanilloid receptor subtype 1 (VR1). VR1, which can also be stimulated with heat and physical abrasion, permits cations to pass through the cell membrane and into the cell when activated. The resulting depolarization of the neuron stimulates it to signal the brain.

Common side effects

Rash, Application site burning, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Swelling, Itching, Stinging sensation, Warm sensation
Diclofenac Topical(4% w/w)


Diclofenac topical is used locally in the treatment of painful conditions such as arthritis of joint (osteoarthritis), conditions of the joint arising from destruction of healthy body tissue by the body’s immune system (rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis), lower back pain, sprains or bone fractures, inflammation of joints (frozen shoulder, gout), pain and swelling over body.

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
Gabapentin Topical(8% w/w)


Gabapentin topical is used in the treatment of pain in the female external genital organs (vulvodynia). In combination with the other medications (ketamine, baclofen, cyclobenzaprine, diclofenac and tetracycline), it is used to treat chronic muscle pain in the soft tissues (fibromyalgia) and pain originating from nerves due to nerve compression or nerve injury or nerve damage (neuropathic pain).

How it works

Gabapentin belongs to the class of medications called as anticonvulsants. The exact mechanism of action is unknown; however, gabapentin relieves peripheral neuropathic pain by changing the way the body senses pain.

Common side effects

Numbness, Burning sensation, Coordination disorder, Nightmare
Methyl Salicylate(5% w/w)


Methyl salicylate is used as an anti-pain topical medication, as cream, gel, ointment, lotion or spray. It is used to temporarily relieve muscle or joint pain caused by strains, pains, arthritis, bruising or backaches.

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 ORTHOSENZ

Frequently asked questions for ORTHOSENZ

Capsaicin Based Rubefacients

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.

Gabapentin Topical

Q. Is gabapentin an opiate, benzo or NSAID?
Gabapentin is an analog of GABA (gamma- amino butyric acid), that is effective against fits and pain due to nerve damage or nerve irritation. It is not an opiate or benzodiazepine or NSAID.
Q. Is gabapentin topical safe?
Gabapentin topical is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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 painkillers
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.


Content on this page was last updated on 22 July, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)