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Vivian 1.16 % Gel


Overview

Uses of Vivian Gel

Vivian 1.16 % Gel is used for pain relief.

Vivian Gel side effects

Common
  • Application site irritation
  • Burning sensation

How to use Vivian 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 Vivian Gel works

Vivian 1.16 % 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.

Vivian Gel related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Vivian 1.16 % Gel is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Vivian 1.16 % Gel is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a 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

  • Vivian 1.16 % 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

Questions Related to Vivian

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FAQs

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.

Q. Can I use Vivian along with vitamins?

Yes, Vivian can be taken with vitamins. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.

Q. Can Vivian be used for the treatment of hepatitis?

No, Vivian is not approved for the treatment of hepatitis. Hepatitis is a condition where the liver is inflamed. Vivian can, in fact, cause harm to the liver as a side effect.

Q. Can Vivian be used after C-section?

Yes, Vivian is a pain killer. C-section is the short name for Cesarean Section which is an operative procedure to deliver the baby through the mother's abdomen and uterus. Vivian can be used to treat the pain that may occur after the operation.

Q. Can I use Vivian for the treatment of arthritis?

Yes, Vivian is commonly used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and spondylitis.It belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). .

Q. Can I take Vivian along with misoprostol?

Yes. It can be taken together. Misoprostol protects the stomach from irritating gastric effects of Vivian. The combination of medication is used to treat arthritis in patients at high risk of getting stomach/intestinal ulcers and complications from the ulcers (such as bleeding).

Q. Can I take Vivian while I am on thyroxine?

Yes, Vivian can be taken with thyroxine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.

Q. Can I use Vivian with diuretics?

No, Vivian should not be used with diuretics. Vivian reduces the natriuretic effect of furosemide and thiazides diuretics in some patients. This response has been attributed to inhibition of renal prostaglandin synthesis.

Q. Is Vivian a narcotic?

No, Vivian is not a narcotic. Narcotics are drugs with sleep inducing properties, usual derivatives of Opium like Heroin and Morphine.

Q. Can Vivian be used along with warfarin?

No. Using Vivian together with warfarin can increase the risk of serious bleeding from the stomach (Higher than users of either drug alone). Inform your doctor before starting these medications.

Q. Why does Vivian cause an ulcer?

Vivian can cause damage to the lining cells of the stomach by several mechanisms, including the irritant effect on the cells, breaking of the protective barrier properties of lining cells, suppression of prostaglandin production of the stomach, reduction of stomach mucosal blood flow and interference with the repair of superficial injury of the stomach lining.

Q. Why is Vivian contraindicated in asthma?

Some patients with asthma are hypersensitive to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) like aspirin which can lead to acute attacks of asthma. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.

Q. Is Vivian a painkiller?

Yes. Vivian is a pain killer. In fact, it belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is commonly used for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and spondylitis.

Q. Is Vivian good for back pain?

Yes, Vivian has been found to be effective to reduce back pain. Vivian is a pain killer that belongs to the NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory) class. Other NSAIDs have also been found to be useful in back pain eg. Ibuprofen and Naproxen.

Q. Why Vivian should be stopped before surgery?

Since Vivian has been shown to have blood thinning effects, it can increase the risk of bleeding. Therefore, it is stopped before surgery to prevent excessive loss of blood.

Q. Can I use Vivian during my fever treatment?

Yes, Vivian can reduce fever. However, commonly used to reduce the pain, particularly that which is seen with Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing spondylitis.

Q. Can I use Vivian to treat a sore throat?

Sore throat is mostly caused by bacteria so antibiotics are given to treat a sore throat whereas Vivian is a pain killer so it can be given in cases of throat pain associated with it but only under the prescription of a doctor.

Q. What are the contraindications for Vivian?

Vivian should not be used if there is an allergic reaction (hypersensitivity) to it, or other pain killers, active ulcer in the stomach, bleeding from the stomach, history of severe heart failure, liver failure, kidney failure and or heart attack.

Q. Can I use Vivian to treat urinary tract infections (UTI)?

Vivian can be used to treat the pain associated with urinary tract infection (UTI) but for complete treatment, a course of antibiotics will be required.

Q. Can Vivian cause sedation?

Vivian is not known to cause sedation. There have been rare, an isolated case report of sedation with the drug.

Q. Can I take Vivian for kidney stones?

Yes,Vivian can be used to relieve the pain due to kidney stones. However, there is also a risk of kidney damage with Vivian as its side effect. It is advised not to take Vivian for a prolonged time for this condition without adequate monitoring.

Q. Can I use Vivian with mifepristone?

These drugs should not be used together as the effect of mifepristone may be lowered by Vivian. Mifepristone is used for medical abortion.

Q. Can I use Vivian with lithium?

No.These drugs should not be used together as Vivian increases the blood levels of lithium which may further increase the side effects.

Q. Can Vivian affect the chance of conceiving?

Yes. Vivian can sometime cause reversible infertility. Vivian by its mechanism of action, may delay or prevent rupture of ovarian follicles, which has been associated with reversible infertility in some women. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
LINCOLN HOUSE, B/h. Satyam Complex, Science City Road, Sola, Ahmedabad – 380 062., Gujarat, India,
One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Vivian 1.16% Gel. Once the pharmacy accepts your order, the details of the pharmacy will be shared with you. Acceptance of your order is based on the validity of your prescription and the availability of this medicine.
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