Ortho Relax 1% W/W Gel
Ortho Relax 1% W/W Gel is a non-steroidal anti-inflammation medication which is used as a painkiller in the treatment of conditions like Gout, migraines, Rheumatoid Arthritis, fever and to some degree of muscle spasms and joints. It is known to effectively relieve pain, swelling and joint stiffness caused by arthritis.
This is a prescription drug and has some severe side effects such as abdominal pain, constipation, Diarrhoea, Nausea and vomiting, these side effects can generally be avoided by taking the drug with food. The consumption of alcohol is not advisable as it may cause dizziness and in severe cases gastro-intestinal bleeding.The medication is not recommended for pregnant women and is known to pass down through milk while breast-feeding.
Patients suffering from peptic ulcer and have undergone Coronary artery bypass are not recommended to this medication. If the patient suffers from various conditions such as Asthma, impaired kidney function and heart diseases they need to consult a doctor before undergoing treatment. The strength of this medication depends upon the age, gender and physical conditions of the patient. It is not recommended if you are expecting or planning on becoming pregnant anytime soon. During pregnancy, it is not recommended in the first and last trimesters of the pregnancy due to the possible harm of the fetus.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
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How long is the duration of effect?
The effect generally lasts for about 2-3 hours after intake of the medication.
What is the onset of action?
The medication having a potassium base usually starts its action within 10-15 minutes of intake as it is easier for the absorption in the the stomach.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medication is generally not recommended for pregnant women as it can cause harm to the developing child and alter the developmental progress.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported and is not addictive.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Breast-feeding mother are not advised to take this medication as traces of the drug passes on through breast milk.
Is It safe with alcohol?
It is not recommended with alcohol as it may interact and cause in the increase of side effects such as dizziness, fatigue, weakness and sever gastrointestinal bleeding. This will do more harm than good and is therefore not suggested that the two be mixed together.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Ortho Relax 1% W/W Gel , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you have missed a dose then take it as soon as you remember, do not overlap or take multiple doses to make up for the missed dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
If there are symptoms of overdose then contact the nearest emergency room and get professional help.
Ortho Relax 1% W/W Gel inhibits an enzyme named Cyclooxygenase which is responsible for the formation of prostaglandin. Prostaglandin is a major contributor to the process of inflammation and pain sensation in the body.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
DiseaseThis medication should be avoided if you have NSAID-sensitive asthma, Fluid retention and edema, Gastro-Intestinal toxicity, Skin rash, Impaired kidney function and heart attack.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholismThe drug should not consumed with or under the effect of alcohol as they react and cause side effects like nausea, dizziness and severe indigestion.
Interaction with Food
FoodOne should have ample food while taking this medication as it will help in the absorption of the medication and increase the effectiveness.
Interaction with Medicine
MedicinePainkiller such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen should be avoided as it increases the chance of side effects. Blood thinner are also not recommended if you are hypertensive you should consult your doctor before starting this medication.
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