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Ruby Gel

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Overview

Introduction of Ruby Gel

Ruby Gel is used to relieve pain and reduce swelling in your joints and muscles. It can be used to treat various injuries such as sprains, strains and bruises and can also be used for tendonitis (such as tennis elbow) and osteoarthritis.

Ruby Gel may be used 2 to 4 times a day on the affected area depending on how strong it is. It should be applied slowly and evenly to the skin until it is rubbed in. You should not use it too often and you should not cover the treated area with a bandage or plaster.

It is a safe medicine with few side effects, but you may get a skin rash, itching, reddening or burning of the skin. Occasionally a skin rash may be a sign of severe allergic reaction. Tell your doctor straight away if you get a rash with blistering. Ruby Gel is not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and you should not use it if you are already taking diclofenac (or other similar) tablets.

Uses of Ruby Gel

Ruby Gel side effects

Common
  • Application site irritation

How to use Ruby 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 Ruby Gel works

Ruby Gel is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling) on the skin.

Ruby Gel related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ruby Gel is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ruby Gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Expert Advice

  • Ruby Gel is applied to the skin to relieve inflammation and pain of joints and muscles.
  • It is less likely to cause stomach side effects as compared to oral medication.
  • Gently massage it into the skin of the affected area.
  • Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages as these may increase the risk of side effects.
  • Do not apply to broken, diseased, infected, inflamed or irritated skin, or to open wounds.
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, mouth or nose. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it in these areas.
  • It may increase the risk of sunburn. Avoid exposing the treated area of skin to excessive sunlight.
  • Don't use it for longer than 14 days unless recommended by your doctor.

Patient Concerns

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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Can Ruby hurt your kidneys?

Long-term use and high doses of Ruby may cause renal problems such as protein or blood in urine and painful urination. Patients who are at maximum risk of developing kidney problems include people who are dehydrated, have heart failure, impaired kidney function, hypertension, elderly, who are on medicines which cause excess urination (diuretics), or medicines which have significant impact on kidney function. Hence, for such patients kidney function monitoring is recommended.

Q. Does Ruby make you drowsy?

Ruby can cause drowsiness and also dizziness, fatigue (tiredness) and visual disturbances. However, it is not very common and may not affect everyone. If you experience these symptoms avoid driving or operating heavy machinery.

Q. What is the most important information I need to know about Ruby?

It is important to know that Ruby may increase your chance of having a heart attack or stroke. The risk is more if you take higher doses and have been using the medicine for a longer time. Also, taking Ruby may cause ulcers, bleeding, or holes in your stomach and intestine. These problems may happen without warning symptoms at any time during treatment and may even cause death.

Q. Can Ruby be taken during pregnancy?

You should not take Ruby during the last 3 months of pregnancy as it may cause damage to your baby. It can also lead to reduced labor. Hence, it is best to avoid using Ruby during the first 6 months. In some cases, your doctor may prescribe Ruby weighing its benefits and risks.

Q. Does Ruby get you high?

No, Ruby does not get you high. It does not have an abuse potential (drug-seeking behavior) and does not cause physical or psychological dependence.

Q. Is Ruby a good painkiller?

Ruby is effective in relieving pain and inflammation. It is used for various sorts of pain such as sprains, strains, and other injuries, various types of arthritis, gout and pain and inflammation following surgery.

Q. Is Ruby a narcotic?

No, Ruby is not a narcotic. It belongs to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) group of medicines.

Q. How should I use Ruby gel?

Apply Ruby gel as described in the label. Use it twice daily, morning and evening. Take a small amount of gel and rub it gently on the affected area. The amount needed will vary depending upon the size of the painful or swollen area. Do not exceed the recommended dose.

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