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Zinase 4D Gel

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Product introduction

Zinase 4D 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.

Zinase 4D Gel may be used 2 to 4 times a day on the affected area depending on how severe your condition 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. Zinase 4D 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 Zinase 4D Gel

Benefits of Zinase 4D Gel

In Pain relief

Zinase 4D Gel belongs to a group of medicines called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is used for short-term relief of pain, inflammation, and swelling in conditions that affect joints and muscles. It works by blocking chemical messengers in the brain that tell us we have pain. It can help relieve pain in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Take it as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. Do not take more or longer than needed as that can be dangerous. In general, you should take the lowest dose that works, for the shortest possible time. This will help you to go about your daily activities more easily and have a better, more active, quality of life.

Side effects of Zinase 4D 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 Zinase 4D

  • Application site irritation
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Itching
  • Flatulence
  • Indigestion
  • Pain in extremities

How to use Zinase 4D 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 Zinase 4D Gel works

Zinase 4D 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
Zinase 4D 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zinase 4D 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

  • Zinase 4D 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
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS

Interaction with drugs

Taking Zinase 4D with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Neil, Esulide
Life-threatening
Brand(s): Oxy Triactin, Sioril
Life-threatening
Brand(s): Pyregin, Alpagin, Bral
Life-threatening

Patient concerns

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Ear Pain suggest any medicine
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
Take combiflam or zinase d or ibugesic plus for pain according to weight. Most probably it is ear infection. Very common in children
Need skin specialist for boils
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Tab Augmentin Duo 625 mg twice to thrice daily (depending upon body weight ) for 5 days. Fucidin cream for application three times daily. Tab zinase D twice daily after meal. Tab. Voveran SR ( if require in case of pain.)
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FAQs

Q. Does Zinase 4D Gel work for back pain?

Zinase 4D Gel is a safe and effective option for treating joint pain, especially in cases of arthritis. It can also be used to treat acute neck pain, back pain, tendonitis, and sprains and strains.

Q. Can I use Zinase 4D Gel for osteoarthritis in the hip?

No, Zinase 4D Gel is not recommended for hip pain. The hip joint is located deep in the body. It is unlikely for this medication to be absorbed deep enough under the skin to help with joint pain in the hip.

Q. How to use Zinase 4D Gel?

Gently rub Zinase 4D Gel into the skin using your hands. You should apply it 4 times a day for best results. You might get some relief quickly (within half an hour), but if often takes a few days of use for the full benefits. Only apply to clean, dry skin that does not have any cuts, open wounds, infections, or rashes. Consult your doctor in case of any doubts. Wash your hands after applying the gel and if your hands are the treatment side, wait for at least an hour before washing your hands. You should also keep the treated area out of direct sunlight or you might develop a skin reaction.

Q. How long should I use Zinase 4D Gel?

Use this topical medicine for as long as prescribed by your doctor for maximum benefits.

Q. Can I use any other moisturizer or sunscreen after applying Zinase 4D Gel?

Avoid using other topical products, such as lotions, and sunscreens, on the same area of skin where you apply Zinase 4D Gel. These products might affect how your skin absorbs this medication.

Q. Can I use a heating pad or put a bandage on the area after applying Zinase 4D Gel?

No, it is not advisable to use any heating pad or bandage on the area of application of this gel since it might increase the absorption of the medicine, causing unwanted effects.

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