What is MYOFLEX Ointment used for?
MYOFLEX Ointment gel/ointment/spray is used for relieving the symptoms of pain and inflammation.
MYOFLEX Ointment may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does MYOFLEX Ointment work?
In MYOFLEX Ointment, Diclofenac Sodium belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The drug acts by inhibiting cyclooxygenase and leukocyte migration, thereby enabling the inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis. Thus, it helps to decrease the inflammatory chemicals in the body and reduces the pain.
Linseed Oil exhibits its anaesthetic properties and plays a vital role in reducing and improving symptomatic and induced inflammatory condition.
Menthol belongs to the class of drugs called analgesics. The drug works by stimulating certain receptors, which are responsible for providing numbness and cooling effect. Thus, it helps in reducing pain.
Methyl Salicylate belongs to the class of drugs called analgesics. The drug acts by decreasing the synthesis, storage and transport of chemicals, thereby inducing the pain impulses in the brain. Thus, it helps in relieving the pain at the site of inflammation.
How to use MYOFLEX Ointment?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use MYOFLEX Ointment gel/ointment/spray as prescribed by your doctor.
- Wash and dry the affected area. Apply a thin layer of MYOFLEX Ointment gel/ointment on the intended area and rub gently.
- For MYOFLEX Ointment spray, please follow the instructions provided in the leaflet.
If you miss a dose of MYOFLEX Ointment, please use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
What are the drugs that interact with MYOFLEX Ointment?
Drugs that interact with MYOFLEX Ointment include the following:
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of MYOFLEX Ointment?
The following are the most common side effects of MYOFLEX Ointment:
- Skin irritation
- Stinging or burning sensation
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Blistering of the skin
- Severe burning or swelling of the skin
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions should be followed while using MYOFLEX Ointment?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to MYOFLEX Ointment or similar drugs.
- Avoid using MYOFLEX Ointment on open wounds and damaged skin.
- Do not use MYOFLEX Ointment medicine in the genital areas.
- Keep the medication out of reach of children.
- Do not apply an excess amount of MYOFLEX Ointment as it can result in pilling.
- Consult the doctor before applying for MYOFLEX Ointment medicine along with Betamethasone.
You are advised not to use MYOFLEX Ointment if
- it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
- the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
What should you tell your doctor before using MYOFLEX Ointment?
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of persistent skin diseases and chronic bronchitis.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
Frequently Asked Questions about MYOFLEX Ointment
- How long can I use MYOFLEX Ointment?
- Is it safe to use MYOFLEX Ointment in children?
- How should MYOFLEX Ointment be stored?
MYOFLEX Ointment should be used for the prescribed duration of time.
It is not advisable to use MYOFLEX Ointment medicine in children below 12 years of age. However, please consult your doctor.
MYOFLEX Ointment should be stored at room temperature (15 – 30oC) away from heat and moisture.
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