What is SYSTAFLAM Gel used for?
SYSTAFLAM Gel gel is used for pain management.
SYSTAFLAM Gel may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does SYSTAFLAM Gel work?
In SYSTAFLAM Gel, Diclofenac belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The drug acts by inhibiting the action of certain natural substances by blocking the action of enzymes that cause pain. Thus, it reduces pain.
Menthol belongs to the class of drugs called anti-pruritic agents. The drug acts by activating cold-sensitive receptors on the skin, thereby reducing the skin irritation.
Methyl Salicylate belongs to the class of drugs called counter irritants. The drug acts by binding to certain receptors in the skin and prevents the formation of inflammatory mediators.
Turpentine Oil and Linseed Oil are plant extract that acts by causing warmth and redness of the skin by acting on the skin tissues. Thus, it reduces pain.
Mephenesin belongs to the class of drugs called muscle relaxants. It acts by relaxing the skeletal muscles, thereby it reduces the muscle pain.
How to use SYSTAFLAM Gel?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use SYSTAFLAM Gel gel as prescribed by your doctor.
- Wash and dry the affected area. Apply a thin layer of SYSTAFLAM Gel gel to the affected area and rub gently.
If you miss a dose of SYSTAFLAM Gel, 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 SYSTAFLAM Gel?
Drugs that interact with SYSTAFLAM Gel 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 SYSTAFLAM Gel?
The following are the most common side effects of SYSTAFLAM Gel:
- Burning sensation
- Skin rash
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Nasal congestion
- Sore throat
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 SYSTAFLAM Gel?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to SYSTAFLAM Gel or similar drugs.
- Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.
- Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
- Keep the medication out of reach of children.
You are advised not to use SYSTAFLAM Gel 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 SYSTAFLAM Gel?
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of skin injury.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
Frequently Asked Questions about SYSTAFLAM Gel
- How should SYSTAFLAM Gel be stored?
- Is it safe to use SYSTAFLAM Gel in asthma condition?
- Is it safe to alter the dose of the SYSTAFLAM Gel?
It should be stored at room temperature (15-25°C) away from light, heat and moisture.
No. It is unsafe to use SYSTAFLAM Gel in asthma condition, as it worsens asthma.
No. It is unsafe to alter the dose of the SYSTAFLAM Gel. Consult the doctor before altering the dose.
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