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Nanofast Gel

Manufactured byPHARMED LTD
ContainsDiclofenac (1 %w/w) + Menthol (5 %w/w) + Methyl Salicylate (15 %w/w) + Absolute alcohol (5 %w/w)
Description

Nanofast Gel is a combination medicine which may be used to relieve symptoms such as knee pain, muscle pain or tenderness, neck pain or tenderness, back pain or tenderness, shoulder pain, etc. associated with conditions such as arthritis or other musculoskeletal conditions.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Nanofast Gel

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Skin blistering
  • Redness of the skin

Uses of Nanofast Gel

What is it prescribed for?

  • Mild to Moderate pain
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, care should be taken such that the infant does not come into contact with the medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to diclofenac, menthol, methyl salicylate, alcohol, or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, care should be taken such that the infant does not come into contact with the medicine.
General warnings

Topical use

This medicine is recommended for use only on the skin; it is not recommended for use in the eyes. You are advised not to use this medicine on open wounds or damaged skin.

Skin allergies

This medicine may cause fatal skin allergies without any warnings in some patients. Signs and symptoms such as rashes, hives, fever, or other allergic symptoms should be reported to the doctor without any delay. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Sun exposure

Avoid exposure to sunlight on treated areas due to the risk of adverse effects. It is advised to take appropriate precautionary measures while stepping out into sunlight while using this medicine. Close monitoring of patient skin condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

This medicine is generally used on an as-needed basis. However, if you are on a scheduled dosing regimen of this medicine, apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Celecoxib

Aspirin

Disease interactions

Asthma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of NSAID-sensitive asthma since it may worsen the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine is meant for external use only. If the medicine is swallowed, seek immediate medical help. Follow all dosing instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not use this medicine for durations shorter or longer than recommended by your doctor. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by the doctor. Report any severe undesired side effects or a lack of improvement to the doctor immediately.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Diclofenac works by reducing the formation of certain substances in the body that are responsible for causing pain and swelling. Menthol provides a soothing and cooling effect on the skin. Methyl salicylate helps in reducing pain. Absolute alcohol promotes better penetration of medicament into the skin.
Legal Status

Unknown

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Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical analgesics, Topical anti-inflammatory agent

Schedule

OTC

Methyl salicylate- DrugBank [Internet]. 2017 [cited 1 October 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB09543

Diclofenac: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 6 March 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a689002.html

Menthol - DrugBank [Internet]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00825

Ibugesic-Nanogel 1% [Internet]. CiplaMed. 2019 [cited 25 June 2019]. Available from:

https://ciplamed.com/content/ibugesic-nanogel-1
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Information on this page was last updated on 25 Jun 2019

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