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Ark Gel 30 gm

Manufacturer

Apex Laboratories Pvt Ltd

Consume Type

TOPICAL

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Product Details

About Ark Gel 30 gm

Ark Gel 30 gm belongs to a class of medications called 'topical analgesic' (pain killer) primarily used to relieve joint pain, low back pain, muscle sprain, and sports injuries. Besides this, it also reduces pain and swelling in muscles and joints in the conditions of joint disorders like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis is a condition that causes swelling of one or more joints resulting in pain and stiffness of joints that worsen over time.

Ark Gel 30 gm is a combination of three painkillers/analgesics (Diclofenac, Capsaicin, Methyl salicylate) and one cooling agent (Menthol). Diclofenac and Methyl salicylate belongs to the class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) or pain killers that works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain responsible for causing pain and symptoms of inflammation such as redness and swelling. Capsaicin is an analgesic that works by affecting the chemical messenger in the brain (neurotransmitter) that transmits pain signals to the brain thereby reducing the perception of pain. Menthol acts as a cooling agent that relieves pain initially by cooling the skin followed by warming it up. This action of cooling and warming up distracts from the pain and helps in improving blood circulation.

Ark Gel 30 gm is only for external use. Use Ark Gel 30 gm as advised by the doctor. Avoid contact of Ark Gel 30 gm with nose, ears, mouth, or eyes. In case Ark Gel 30 gm comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly. Your doctor will advise you on how often you use Ark Gel 30 gm based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience redness, itching, irritation, or burning sensation at the site of application. Most of these side effects of Ark Gel 30 gm do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are known to be allergic to Ark Gel 30 gm or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before taking Ark Gel 30 gm. Do not consume alcohol with Ark Gel 30 gm as it may increase the risk of stomach bleeding. Do not apply heat or wrap the treated area of the skin with bandages. Avoid using Ark Gel 30 gm in more than prescribed doses, or on a large area of skin for a prolonged time as it may cause adverse effects. Do not apply the Ark Gel 30 gm on cuts, wounds, or damaged skin. If you have asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes, blood clots, bleeding in the stomach or intestines, stomach ulcers, edema (swelling due to fluid retention or overload), liver, kidney, or heart problems, inform your doctor before taking Ark Gel 30 gm.

Uses of Ark Gel 30 gm

Musculoskeletal pain

Medicinal Benefits

Ark Gel 30 gm is a combination of three painkillers/analgesics (Diclofenac, Capsaicin, Methyl salicylate) and one cooling agent (Menthol). Diclofenac and Methyl salicylate belongs to the class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) or pain killers that works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain responsible for causing pain and symptoms of inflammation such as redness and swelling. Capsaicin is an analgesic that works by affecting the chemical messenger in the brain (neurotransmitter) that transmits pain signals to the brain thereby reducing the perception of pain. Menthol acts as a cooling agent that relieves pain initially by cooling the skin followed by warming it up. This action of cooling and warming up distracts from the pain and helps in improving blood circulation.

Directions for Use

Ark Gel 30 gm is only for external use. Take a small amount of Ark Gel 30 gm on the finger and apply as a thin layer on the clean and dry affected area and surrounding skin. Avoid contact of Ark Gel 30 gm with nose, mouth or eyes. In case Ark Gel 30 gm comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly. Wash your hands before and after using Ark Gel 30 gm if hands are not the affected area.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Ark Gel 30 gm

Redness, itching, irritation or burning sensation at the site of application

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you are known to be allergic to Ark Gel 30 gm or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before taking Ark Gel 30 gm. Do not consume alcohol with Ark Gel 30 gm as it may increase the risk of stomach bleeding. Do not apply heat or wrap the treated area of the skin with bandages. Avoid using Ark Gel 30 gm in more than prescribed doses, or on a large area of skin for a prolonged time as it may cause adverse effects. Do not apply the Ark Gel 30 gm on cuts, wounds, or damaged skin. Wait for a minimum of 10 minutes before wearing clothes or gloves over the treated area. If you have asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes, blood clots, bleeding in the stomach or intestines, stomach ulcers, edema (swelling due to fluid retention), liver, kidney, or heart problems, inform your doctor before taking Ark Gel 30 gm.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Inform your doctor if you are taking blood thinners (warfarin), steroid (prednisone), immunosuppressants (cyclosporine), antimanic agent (lithium), anticancer agent (methotrexate) and heart or blood pressure medications including water pill.

Drug- Food Interaction: No interactions found.

Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes, blood clots, bleeding in stomach or intestines, stomach ulcers, oedema (swelling due to fluid retention), liver, kidney or heart problems, inform your doctor before taking Ark Gel 30 gm.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    Avoid consumption of alcohol with Ark Gel 30 gm as it may increase the risk of stomach bleeding. However, if you have any concerns please discuss with your doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    You are recommended to inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy. Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose based on your condition.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    It is unknown whether Ark Gel 30 gm is excreted in human milk. Please consult a doctor before using Ark Gel 30 gm while breastfeeding.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Ark Gel 30 gm usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Use Ark Gel 30 gm with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. Please consult a doctor for appropriate dose adjustments.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Use Ark Gel 30 gm with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. Please consult a doctor for appropriate dose adjustments.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Maintain healthy body weight as obesity may also cause joint pains. Please do not go for heavy exercise as it may increase your joint pain in arthritis. Instead, you can do stretching, low impact aerobic exercise like walking on a treadmill, bike riding, and swimming. You can also strengthen your muscle strength by lifting light weights.
  • Include more glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, Vitamin D, and calcium-enriched supplements. Besides this, turmeric and fish oils can help in reducing inflammation in the tissue.
  • In the chronic conditions of arthritis or joint pain, try to include fish like salmon, trout, tuna, and sardines. These fishes are enriched with omega-3 fatty acids which help in reducing inflammation (redness and swelling) and protect the heart.
  • Your sitting posture is important, especially when have pain and inflammation conditions. Try to sit as little as possible, and only for a short time (10-15 min). Use back support like a rolled-up towel at the back of your curve to minimize pain. Besides this, you can use a footrest if required.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol and quit smoking.

Special Advise

Other Information (ARK0005)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-23

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Arthritis: It is a condition that causes swelling of one or more joints resulting in pain and stiffness of joints that worsen over time. There are different types of arthritis of which osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common types. The symptoms of arthritis include stiffness, joint pain, redness, tenderness, swelling in and around joints, and reduced movement of joints. The risk of arthritis increases with age, obesity, previous joint injury, or family history. Proper medication, physiotherapy or sometimes surgery may help to reduce symptoms of arthritis and enhance the quality of life.

FAQs

You are recommended to avoid using Ark Gel 30 gm if you have had any recent bypass heart surgery, heart attack, stroke, gastrointestinal bleeding (bloody stool), ulcer of stomach or intestine. Elderly (more than 65 years of age) or smokers are at greater risk of having gastrointestinal bleeding so they should use Ark Gel 30 gm with caution.

No, you are not recommended to apply Ark Gel 30 gm on wounds, cuts, burn, rash, infected areas or peeling skin. However, please consult a doctor before using Ark Gel 30 gm.

Yes, Ark Gel 30 gm may cause skin irritation at the site of application as a common side effect. It is not necessary for everyone using Ark Gel 30 gm to experience this side effect. However, if the irritation persists or worsens, please consult a doctor.

No, Ark Gel 30 gm is not recommended for heart failure patients as pain killers may change levels of substances in the blood thereby forming blood clot easily. These blood clot can block and narrow your artery in the heart, triggering a heart attack.

You are recommended to take a shower, bathe or wash the treated area of skin after 1 hour of applying Ark Gel 30 gm for effective results.

No, Ark Gel 30 gm does not cure arthritis. Ark Gel 30 gm is only used to relieve symptoms of arthritis like joint pain, swelling and stiffness.

Country Of Origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

III Floor SIDCO Garment Complex, Guindy, Chennai 600 032, India

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