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Rofica 1% Gel

Prescription Required

Overview

Introduction

Rofica 1% Gel is a pain relieving medicine. It is used to relief acute musculoskeletal pain in adults. It alleviates pain, swelling, and stiffness in various conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Rofica 1% Gel is only meant for external use and should be used strictly as advised by your doctor. A thin layer of the medicine should be massaged into the affected areas with clean and dry hands. Avoid getting in contact with your eyes, nose, mouth, open wounds, or damaged skin. In case of accidental contact, you should rinse it thoroughly with plenty of water.

The most common side effect of this medicine includes burning sensation and skin irritation at the site of application. They are usually temporary and resolve with time. If they do not get better with time or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the symptoms.

Before using the medicine, it is important to tell your doctor if you are using or have recently used any other medicines for the same disease or other diseases. To make sure the medicine is safe, pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using the medicine.

Uses of Rofica Gel

  • Pain relief

Side effects of Rofica Gel

Common
  • Burning sensation
  • Skin irritation

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Skin irritation
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.

How to use Rofica 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 Rofica Gel works

Rofica 1% Gel is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) which 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
Rofica 1% Gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Rofica 1% Gel during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Rofica 1% Gel
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Quick Tips

  • Rofica 1% Gel helps relieve pain and inflammation.
  • It may cause fewer stomach problems as compared to other NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen.
  • It may cause dizziness and fatigue. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not consume alcohol while on treatment with this medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Regularly monitor your blood pressure while taking this medicine, particularly in the first two weeks after starting treatment.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of stomach ulcers, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and liver or kidney disease.
  • During long-term treatment, your doctor may want to take regular blood tests to monitor your liver function.
  • Do not take Rofica 1% Gel if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Rofica with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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I m suffering from pain in my ribs after 2 days when i met an accident last week. the pain occur at bed time and sneezing. I am taking etogesic ER 1BD. CEFOZYT CV 1BD. AND NEUROTRAT LM 1 OD but not getting desired result.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
For pain relief take Tab Ultracet twice daily for 5 days
Some times I have severe pain in my lower back when I take my bath or sit on my toe to do something .
Dr. Gajanan Pandit
Orthopaedics
lumbar spondylosis common after 40 yrs age take calcium supplements use local pain relief gels if no relief Medication like T Acenac MR T Aciloc 150mg twice daily for 1 week after pain relief do back exercises to strengthen back muscles
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FAQs

Q. Is Rofica deadly?

Rofica is relatively safe if used as prescribed. In case of any side-effects, please consult your doctor

Q. Is Rofica a narcotic?

No, Rofica is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Q. How does Rofica work?

Rofica belongs to a group of medicines called COX-2 selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by inhibiting certain chemical called prostaglandin which is responsible for pain and inflammation.

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