Diclofenac Diethylamine, Linseed Oil, Methyl Salicylate, and Menthol Gel: Qtgesic® Gel is a combination of the drugs named Diclofenac Diethylamine, Linseed Oil, Methyl Salicylate, and Menthol Gel, which is used for pain relief. Diclofenac, diethylamine, and menthol are both pain relievers that work by stopping the body from producing chemicals that cause pain and inflammation. Inflammation means redness, swelling, and pain. Diclofenac diethylamine is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), while menthol is a natural pain reliever. Linseed oil is a plant-based oil that helps to reduce inflammation and improve blood circulation in the area where it is applied. It also helps diclofenac diethylamine penetrate the skin more easily. Methyl salicylate is a chemical that is found in wintergreen oil. It has a cooling effect on the skin and can also help to relieve pain. Together, these ingredients work to provide relief from pain and inflammation.
Uses of Diclofenac Diethylamine, Linseed Oil, Methyl Salicylate and Menthol Gel
Diclofenac Diethylamine, Linseed Oil, Methyl Salicylate, and Menthol Gel is a topical analgesic gel that works by combining the effects of its four active ingredients:
- Diclofenac diethylamine is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that blocks the production of prostaglandins, chemicals that cause pain and inflammation.
- Linseed oil is a plant-based oil containing linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid with anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation and improve blood circulation in the affected area.
- Methyl salicylate (wintergreen oil): a counterirritant that produces a cooling sensation on the skin, distracting from pain and providing temporary relief.
- Menthol is another counterirritant that provides a cooling sensation and can also help relieve pain.
When we apply these ingredients as gel, it reduces inflammation and pain, improves blood circulation, and provides a cooling sensation.
Precautions for the use of Diclofenac Diethylamine, Linseed Oil, Methyl Salicylate, and Menthol Gel
Here are some important precautions to consider before and while using diclofenac diethylamine, linseed oil, methyl salicylate, and menthol gel:
- If you have a known allergy to any of the ingredients, especially diclofenac or NSAIDs, avoid using this gel. Inform your doctor about any allergies you may have before starting treatment.
- Do not apply the gel to open wounds, cuts, or irritated skin. Consult your doctor if you have any skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis, before using this gel.
- Inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking, including prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal supplements. Diclofenac may interact with certain medications, such as blood thinners or other NSAIDs.
- Consult your doctor before using this gel if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Diclofenac may pass into breast milk and affect the nursing infant.
- Prolonged use of topical NSAIDs, including diclofenac, may increase the risk of skin irritation and side effects. Consult your doctor if you need to use this gel for an extended period of time.
Directions to use of Diclofenac Diethylamine, Linseed Oil, Methyl Salicylate, and Menthol Gel
Here are some safety directions for applying Diclofenac Diethylamine, Linseed Oil, Methyl Salicylate, and Menthol Gel:
- Clean and Dry the Affected Area: Before applying the gel, ensure the affected area is clean and dry. Wash the area with mild soap and water, and pat it dry with a clean towel.
- Apply a Thin Layer of Gel: Apply a pea-sized amount of the gel to the affected area. Gently massage the gel into the skin until it disappears. Avoid applying excessive amounts of the gel or rubbing it too vigorously, as this may irritate the skin.
- Wash Hands Thoroughly: After applying the gel, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water to remove any remaining gel residue.
- Frequency of Application: Follow the doctor’s instructions regarding the frequency of application. Typically, the gel is applied 3-4 times daily, with at least 4 hours between applications.
- Duration of Treatment: Use the gel for the prescribed duration of treatment, even if your symptoms start to improve. Stopping the gel prematurely may lead to a recurrence of pain and inflammation.
Possible Side Effects of Diclofenac Diethylamine, Linseed Oil, Methyl Salicylate and Menthol Gel
Diclofenac Diethylamine, Linseed Oil, Methyl Salicylate, and Menthol Gel is a topical analgesic gel that is generally safe and well-tolerated when used as directed. However, like any medication, it can cause side effects in some individuals.
- Skin irritation
- Allergic reactions
- Stomach upset