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Xenobid Gel

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Overview

Introduction

Xenobid Gel is a pain relieving medicine. It is used to relieve the pain of soft tissue injuries, and acute strains and sprains. It also used to treat inflammation and other painful conditions of the bone or muscle.

Xenobid 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, or mouth and avoid applying it on wounded or damaged skin. In case of accidental contact with these areas, you should rinse it with cold water.

It is usually safe with little or no side effects. However, it may cause burning sensation and skin irritation at the site of application in some people. These are usually temporary and resolve with time. If they do not get better with time or worsen, 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 condition or other diseases. To make sure the medicine is safe, pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using the medicine.

Uses of Xenobid Gel

Side effects of Xenobid 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 Xenobid

  • No common side effects seen

How to use Xenobid 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 Xenobid Gel works

Xenobid Gel is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever, pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Xenobid 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Xenobid Gel is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Xenobid Gel to relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Apply it as a thin layer over the affected area or as suggested.
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, mouth or nose. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it in these areas.
  • Do not apply Xenobid Gel to broken, diseased, infected, inflamed or irritated skin, or to open wounds.
  • Do not wash the treated area immediately after applying the medicine or avoid using any other product at the same time.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Propionic acid Derivatives
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Xenobid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Flanil, Oxy Triactin, Sioril
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Pyregin, Alpagin, Novalgin RC
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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One of my teeth is sensitive. It some times pains
Dr. Abhijit Gambhir
Dental Surgery
sensitivity has many causative factors for relief of pain you can take pain killers it will give temporary relief
fever and 2 months pregnant can take combiflan
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
No take Crocin for pain relief
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FAQs

Q. Does Xenobid help with pain?

Xenobid is a pain killer and is used to reduce pain. It belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and is used to treat diseases of joints such as rheumatoid arthritis (including in children), osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis. It is also used to treat attacks of gout, muscle and bone disorders and painful periods.

Q. Can I take Xenobid for a sinus infection?

Xenobid may be given to reduce the pain and swelling associated with sinus infection. It does not, however, treat any infections, you would need antibiotics for the same. Consult a doctor for the treatment of sinus infection.

Q. Does Xenobid raise blood pressure?

Xenobid can raise your blood pressure, however, it is not a very common side effect. Talk to your doctor if you are a hypertensive (patient of high blood pressure) and you have been asked to take Xenobid or you experience high blood pressure while taking Xenobid.

Q. Does Xenobid cause constipation?

Xenobid can cause constipation, however, it is not a very common side effect. Talk to your doctor before if you experience constipation while taking Xenobid.

Q. Does Xenobid contain sulfa?

Xenobid doesn't contain any sulfa substance.

Q. Is Xenobid a controlled substance?

Xenobid is not a controlled substance, however, it is available only when prescribed by a doctor.

Q. Is Xenobid addictive?

Xenobid has not been reported to have any addictive potential.

Q. Does naproxen contain caffeine?

Naproxen does not contain any caffeine.

Q. Is Xenobid safe?

Xenobid is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Is Xenobid a narcotic?

Xenobid is not a narcotic medicine. It is a painkiller and belongs to the group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Q. Is Xenobid safe in pregnancy?

Xenobid should not be taken during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or you are planning to have a baby, tell your doctor before taking this medicine.

Q. Is Xenobid a blood thinner?

Xenobid is not a blood thinner. It is a painkiller and belongs to the group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Q. Is Xenobid good for headaches?

Xenobid can help in relieving a headache and has been used for treating migraine headaches. However, it has not been found to be very effective for the relief of migraine headaches as mentioned in some studies. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines for the relief of headache.

Q. Is Xenobid over the counter?

Xenobid is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It belongs to a class of prescription drugs.

Q. Is naproxen better than ibuprofen?

Naproxen and ibuprofen belong to the same class of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and has a similar way of working, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use.

Q. Can I take naproxen with ibuprofen?

Naproxen and ibuprofen both belong to the class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). When used together, they can cause coagulation problems (increased tendency for bleeding) and can also increase blood potassium levels. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.

Q. Can I take naproxen with paracetamol?

Naproxen can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take naproxen with meloxicam?

Meloxicam and naproxen both belong to the class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) When used together, they can cause coagulation problems (increased tendency for bleeding) and can also increase blood potassium levels. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Xenobid with oxycodone?

Xenobid can be taken with oxycodone. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take naproxen with codeine?

Naproxen can be taken with codeine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Xenobid with prednisone?

Xenobid and prednisone can increase the toxicity of each other. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take naproxen with tramadol?

Naproxen can be taken with tramadol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Xenobid for cramps (painful periods)?

Xenobid can be used for treating cramps (painful periods). Talk to your doctor before taking any medicines for cramps.

Q. Can I take Xenobid for fever?

Xenobid is not generally used to treat fever. It is a pain-killer and is used for treating various painful conditions. Consult a doctor if you have a fever as it is important to know the cause of fever before starting any medicines.

Q. Can I take Xenobid for back pain?

Xenobid can be used to treat muscle and bone disorders, so, it can help in relieving back pain. However, consult a doctor for the relief of back pain as it is important to find out the cause of back pain before starting any medicines.

Q. Can I take Xenobid for a cold?

Xenobid is not used to treat cold. Consult a doctor if you have a cold before taking any medicine.

Q. Can I take Xenobid for a hangover?

Xenobid is not used to treat a hangover.

Q. Can I take Xenobid for gallbladder pain?

Xenobid is not used to treat gallbladder pain. Consult a doctor if you think you have gall bladder pain as it is important to know the reason for pain before starting any medicines.

Q. Can I take Xenobid for tonsillitis?

Xenobid is not used to treat tonsillitis. Consult a doctor if you think you have tonsillitis as it would need to be diagnosed before the start of any treatment.

Q. Can I take Xenobid for urinary tract infection (UTI)?

Xenobid is not used to treat urinary tract infection (UTI) as it is a pain killer and you would need an antibiotic for the treatment of an infection. Please consult your doctor if you think you have urinary tract infection (UTI) as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.

Q. Can I take Xenobid for a toothache (dental pain)?

Xenobid is a pain killer, so can be used for the treatment of a toothache (dental pain), however, please consult your doctor before starting any painkillers as there could be an underlying infection which needs to be taken care of along with.

Q. Does Xenobid make you sleepy?

Xenobid may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or tired and may cause blurred vision and you need to be careful while driving or operating any machinery. Talk to your doctor before taking Xenobid.

Q. Does Xenobid work immediately?

Xenobid starts working immediately as it is absorbed quickly from the gastrointestinal tract. Some pain relief occurs after a few hours, however, the full effect is seen after a couple of weeks. Please consult your doctor for more details.

Q. Does Xenobid expire?

Yes, Xenobid does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.

Q. Does Xenobid have aspirin in it?

Xenobid does not contain aspirin. These are two different drugs which belong to the same group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Q. Does Xenobid get you high?

Xenobid does not get you high. It has not been reported to have any addiction potential.

Q. Does Xenobid work?

Xenobid works if used for the right indication at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Does naproxen have paracetamol in it?

Naproxen does not contain paracetamol. These are two different medicines which belong to the same group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Q. Can I take Xenobid for the treatment of flu?

Xenobid is not recommended for the treatment of flu. Talk to your doctor if you have flu before taking any medicines. It is a self-limiting condition and you may not need to take any treatment for this.

Q. Can I take Xenobid for swollen glands?

Xenobid may be given to reduce the pain and swelling associated with the swollen glands. It does not, however, treat any underlying infections if any, you would need antibiotics for the same. Consult a doctor before taking any antibiotics.

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References

  1. Naproxen [Package Leaflet]. Ancona, Italy: Aziende Chimiche Riunite Angelini Francesco. [Accessed 12 Feb. 2020] (online) Available from:External Link
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