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Xeroflam 1% Gel

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Xeroflam 1% 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. It can also be used for tendonitis (such as tennis elbow) and osteoarthritis.

Xeroflam 1% 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. Xeroflam 1% 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 Xeroflam Gel

Benefits of Xeroflam Gel

In Pain relief

Xeroflam 1% Gel belongs to a group of medicines called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The gel is used to relieve pain, inflammation, and swelling in painful conditions that affect joints and muscles. It is easily available over the counter, has few serious side effects and there are many different brands. The gel should only be used for painful or swollen areas and should not be rubbed on the broken or damaged skin. It can help relieve pain in strains, sprains, bruises, backache, and sports injuries. It is also effective in treating pain caused by tendonitis (such as tennis elbow). This will help you go about your daily life more easily. If the injury is severe or lasts a long time, you may need stronger painkillers or physiotherapy.

In Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes pain and stiffness in the joints. Xeroflam 1% Gel can relieve pain and reduce inflammation and swelling in your joints. This will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life. Gels can be especially useful if you have arthritis in your hands, knees, ankles, and feet. Mild symptoms of osteoarthritis can sometimes be managed by simple measures such as regular exercise, losing weight, good posture, and wearing suitable footwear.

Side effects of Xeroflam 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 Xeroflam

  • Application site irritation

How to use Xeroflam 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 Xeroflam Gel works

Xeroflam 1% 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Xeroflam 1% 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Xeroflam 1% 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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Quick Tips

  • Xeroflam 1% 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.
  • Do not 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.
  • Do not use it for longer than 14 days unless recommended by your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenylacetic acid Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Xeroflam 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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i am having a pain in the knee due to osteoarthritis what medicine to follow a lot of joint pain
Dr. Anshul Varshney
Physician
Hi. Welcome to 1mg. I am Anshul Varshney for your help. You may take Tramadol for pain relief. Do hot fomentation and apply Diclofenac gel locally. Do knee strengthening exercises. If no relief , knee translant is the option.
Dear sir Mao osteoarthritis karma patient ho to iska medicine bataye Dear sir mai Osteoarthritis ka patient ho to mujhe iska best medicine bataye aur parhej bhi bataeye.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
Avoid squatting and crossed-leg sitting Do Quadriceps strengthening exercises and Cycling exercisesApply Dynapar QPS spray and take Cap Oslid-400 twice daily and Cap Bio-D3-strong once daily for 3 monthsTake Cap Altraday once daily for pain relief
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FAQs

Q. How should I use Xeroflam 1% Gel?

Apply Xeroflam 1% 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.

Q. Is Xeroflam 1% Gel a good painkiller?

Xeroflam 1% Gel is effective in relieving pain and inflammation. It is used for various sorts of pain such as sprains, strains and other injuries. It is also helpful in various types of arthritis, gout, pain and inflammation following surgery.

Q. Is Xeroflam 1% Gel a narcotic?

No, Xeroflam 1% Gel is not a narcotic. It belongs to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) group of medicines.

Q. Does Xeroflam 1% Gel get you high?

No, Xeroflam 1% Gel does not get you high. It does not have an abuse potential (drug-seeking behavior) and does not cause physical or psychological dependence. However, if you do not feel well, consult your doctor.

Q. Can Xeroflam 1% Gel hurt your kidneys?

Long-term use and high doses of Xeroflam 1% Gel 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 Xeroflam 1% Gel make you drowsy?

Xeroflam 1% Gel 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 Xeroflam 1% Gel?

It is important to know that Xeroflam 1% Gel 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 Xeroflam 1% Gel 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. Therefore, if you encounter any such problems, consult your doctor immediately.

Q. Can Xeroflam 1% Gel be taken during pregnancy?

You should not take Xeroflam 1% Gel during the last 3 months of pregnancy as it may cause harmful effects on your baby. Use of Xeroflam 1% Gel can also lead to reduced labor (premature delivery). Hence, it is advised to avoid using Xeroflam 1% Gel during the first 6 months of pregnancy also. In some cases, Xeroflam 1% Gel may be prescribed in pregnant women only if the benefits outweigh the risks involved with its use in pregnant women. If not sure, consult your doctor regarding its use.

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