Rofica 1% Gel

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Store below 30°C

Introduction

Rofica 1% Gel is a pain-relieving medicine. It is used to relieve 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

Benefits of Rofica Gel

In Pain relief

Rofica 1% Gel is used to relieve pain, inflammation, and swelling in painful conditions that affect joints and muscles. It is very effective in treating strains, sprains, backache, and sports injuries. It is also helpful for pain caused by tendonitis (such as tennis elbow). Applying it will help you go about your daily life more easily. If the injury is severe or lasts a long time, you may also need to take painkillers or you can even consider physiotherapy. Consult a doctor if you are not sure.

Side effects of Rofica 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 Rofica

  • Burning sensation
  • Skin irritation

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 drug (NSAID) that 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.
Breast feeding
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

What if you forget to take Rofica Gel?

If you miss a dose of Rofica 1% Gel, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Rofica 1% Gel
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₹40/gel
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Mcrofy 1% Gel
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₹42.7/gel
9% costlier

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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Stilbene Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS
Action Class
NSAID's -Selective COX-2 Inhibitors

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
Brand(s): Nimsun, Neil, Sanim
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Flanil, Oxy Triactin, Sioril
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Pyregin, Alpagin, Novalgin RC
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient concerns

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sensitivity has many causative factors for relief of pain you can take pain killers it will give temporary relief
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27, RACE COURSE ROAD, BANGALORE-560 001, INDIA
Country of origin: India

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