About Systaflam Spray 55 gm
Systaflam Spray 55 gm belongs to a class of NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). It is primarily used to relieve joint pain from arthritis. Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness (pain on touching) of one or more joints characterized by joint pain and stiffness, typically worsening with age. It can affect one joint or more than one joint at a time. There are many types of arthritis in which two are most common. One is rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Systaflam Spray 55 gm is a combination of five medicines: Diclofenac, Mephenesin, Menthol, Turpentine oil and Methyl salicylate. Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain responsible for causing pain and symptoms of inflammation redness and swelling. Mephenesin is a muscle relaxant (relaxes the muscle and to treat the muscle pain). It works on the brain and spinal cord centres to relieve muscle hardness or spasm and improve pain and movement of muscles. Methyl salicylate and Menthol are topical analgesics (applied directly to relieve pain). They work initially by cooling the skin followed by warming it up. This action helps in improving blood circulation and provides relief from the pain. Turpentine Oil is a lubricant.
Systaflam Spray 55 gm is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Make sure to wash your hands before using this ointment. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the ointment sufficiently enough to cover the affected area. Wash your hands after applying the ointment unless hands are the affected area. Avoid getting the ointment in contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Do not apply it to wounded or damaged skin. In case of accidental contact, immediately rinse it with cold water. Like all medicines, Systaflam Spray 55 gm can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. You might experience side effects such as burning sensation, irritation, itching and redness at the application site. Most of these side effects of Systaflam Spray 55 gm do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor. Even though medicines used topically (directly applied) on the skin are not normally affected by any other medicines, you should inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicine. Also, inform your doctor if you had an allergic reaction to diclofenac or any other medicines in the past, any cut, infected skin and ever had signs of any lung, liver, kidney-related diseases/disorders, muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis), sleeping disorder or difficulty in sleeping (sleep apnoea). Please tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding to avoid unnecessary risks.
Uses of Systaflam Spray 55 gm
Inflammation, Pain, Gout and Arthritis.
Systaflam Spray 55 gm is a combination of five medicines: Diclofenac, Mephenesin, Menthol, Turpentine oil, and Methyl salicylate. Here, diclofenac works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain responsible for causing pain and signs of inflammation such as redness and swelling. Mephenesin is a muscle relaxant (relaxes the muscle and to treat the muscle pain). It works on the brain and spinal cord centres to relieve muscle hardness or spasm and improve pain and movement of muscles. On the other hand, methyl salicylate and menthol work by causing the skin to feel cool and warm. This action helps in the improvement of blood circulation and thus provides relief from pain. Turpentine Oil is a lubricant.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of Systaflam Spray 55 gm
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Consumption of alcohol should be avoided during the treatment with Systaflam Spray 55 gm as it may lead to an increased risk of liver damage. Patients with stomach ulcers, gastric bleeding, severe heart failure, high blood pressure and liver or kidney disease should not take Systaflam Spray 55 gm. Besides this, it should be avoided during the last trimester of pregnancy, unless the doctor has prescribed you. If you have a severe allergy to painkillers and have conditions like asthma, rhinitis, angioedema (swelling under the skin) or skin rashes, immediately stop taking Systaflam Spray 55 gm.
Drug-Drug Interactions: Medicines like muscle relaxant (Methadone, opioid) blood thinners (warfarin, aspirin), diuretics (furosemide and thiazide), and heart-related medicine (digoxin) interact with Systaflam Spray 55 gm. If you are taking these medicines, make sure you contact the doctor before taking Systaflam Spray 55 gm.
Drug-Food Interactions: No interaction found.
Drug-Disease Interactions: People with peptic ulcer, gastric bleeding, severe heart failure and high blood pressure should avoid intake of Systaflam Spray 55 gm as it may lead to unpleasant side-effects.