Fenak 1.16 % Gel

Manufactured by Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
Composition: Diclofenac
Prescription Required: Yes

Description

Fenak 1.16 % Gel is a Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drug used to treat pain associated with conditions like Gout, Migraine, Rheumatoid Arthritis, sprains of muscles and joints etc. In some cases, it is also used to treat mild to moderate fever.

Highlights

Commonly asked questions for Fenak 1.16 % Gel

Onset of action

The effect can be observed within 10-30 minutes of consumption. Note: Potassium salts of Diclofenac act faster than the Sodium salts as they are absorbed faster from the Gastro-Intestinal Tract.

Duration of effect

The effect typically lasts for an average of 1-2 hours. However, the time might vary depending upon the dosage form administered.

Safe with alcohol?

moderate

This medicine should not be consumed with alcohol. Symptoms of stomach bleeding (such as the presence of dried and coffee colored blood in cough or stools) should be reported to the doctor immediately.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendencies were reported.

Usage in pregnancy?

This medicine is not considered safe during pregnancy especially after 30 weeks of gestation. You should consult a doctor before using this medicine. Potential benefits and risks involved should be given due consideration before administration.

Usage while breast-feeding?

This medicine is not likely to pass into milk and cause any severe effect. But it is not recommended to use since there is a lack of conclusive evidence. A doctor must be consulted before taking the medicine.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Fenak 1.16 % Gel

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Fenak 1.16 % Gel , and hence can be used as its substitute.

Diclotas 1.16 % GelIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Dolokind 1.16 % GelMankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Jonac 1.16 % GelZydus Cadila
Sumo 1.16 % GelAlkem Laboratories Ltd.

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