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DFO Gel 50 gm

Manufacturer/Marketer

Ozone Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Consume Type

TOPICAL

In Stock

Product Details

About DFO Gel 50 gm

DFO Gel 50 gm is a topical analgesic (pain killer) primarily used to relieve acute musculoskeletal pain and pain of osteoarthritis of joints. It reduces pain, swelling, and joint stiffness, thereby improving your ability to move and flex the joint.

DFO Gel 50 gm contains Diclofenac and Methyl salicylate (as a pain killer), Linseed oil (as an anti-inflammatory), and Menthol (as a cooling agent). DFO Gel 50 gm works by first cooling the skin and then warming it up, which interferes with the pain signal transmission through nerves. Together DFO Gel 50 gm works by blocking the release of chemical messengers that causes pain and inflammation with redness and swelling.

DFO Gel 50 gm should only be used if advised by your doctor. DFO Gel 50 gm should be used for skin only, and accidentally if it gets into your eye, mouth, or nose, rinse with water. DFO Gel 50 gm should be applied to the affected area with a piece of clean cotton wool or gauze swab. DFO Gel 50 gm should not be applied more than the recommended dose to avoid unpleasant side effects. Some common side effects of DFO Gel 50 gm are burning, itching, redness, stinging, and dryness on your skin in the place where DFO Gel 50 gm is applied. These side effects are usually mild and short-lived. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.

DFO Gel 50 gm is contraindicated in children below two years of age. Besides this, caution must be exercised when older children (2-12 years) are treated. Children affected with viral flu, chickenpox, or viral fever should avoid using DFO Gel 50 gm as it contains methyl salicylate may induce Reyes Syndrome (swelling in the liver and brain).

Uses of DFO Gel 50 gm

Musculoskeletal pain, Joint pain of arthritis

Medicinal Benefits

DFO Gel 50 gm contains Diclofenac and Methyl salicylate (as a pain killer), Linseed oil (as anti-inflammatory), and Menthol (as cooling agent). DFO Gel 50 gm works by first cooling the skin and then warming it up that interferes with the pain signal transmission through nerves. Together DFO Gel 50 gm works by blocking the release of chemical messengers that causes pain and inflammation with redness and swelling.

Directions for Use

DFO Gel 50 gm is for use on the skin surface (topical use) only. Do not apply to open wounds, external heat, or occlusive dressings to the treated joints. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Cream/Ointment/Gel: It should be applied to the affected area with a piece of clean cotton wool or gauze swab. Before applying, wash your hands with soap and water and then gently rub it on the affected areas. Avoid taking a shower for at least 1 hour after the application.Spray: Spray it on the affected areas of the skin and gently rub it into the skin.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of DFO Gel 50 gm

  • Skin irritation
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Burning or stinging sensation

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Before using DFO Gel 50 gm, tell your doctor if you are allergic to DFO Gel 50 gm other pain killers (like ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib) or if you have any other allergies. Use of DFO Gel 50 gm is contraindicated in the people who have asthma, liver disease, kidney disease, stomach/intestine problems (bleeding, ulcers, Crohn's disease), cardiovascular diseases (heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke), swelling (oedema, fluid retention), blood disorders (such as anaemia), bleeding/clotting problems. DFO Gel 50 gm should not be given to children less than 2 years of age. The use of DFO Gel 50 gm should be done with caution in the elderly as they have a high risk of kidney damage and gastrointestinal bleeding.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: DFO Gel 50 gm may interact with ACE inhibitors (captopril, lisinopril), angiotensin II receptor blockers (losartan, valsartan), cidofovir, corticosteroids (dexamethasone, prednisone), lithium, methotrexate, diuretics (furosemide). DFO Gel 50 gm may increase the risk of bleeding when used with other drugs that also may cause bleeding.

Drug-Food Interaction: No interactions found.

Drug-Disease Interaction: No interactions found.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • CAPTOPRIL
  • LISINOPRIL
  • LOSARTAN
  • VALSARTAN
  • CIDOFOVIR
  • DEXAMETHASONE
  • PREDNISONE
  • LITHIUM
  • METHOTREXATE
  • FUROSEMIDE
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      caution

      It is best to avoid alcohol while using the medication as its use with DFO Gel 50 gm might increase the chance of gastrointestinal bleeding.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      safe if prescribed

      It is advisable to consult a doctor before using it.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      safe if prescribed

      Safety for use of DFO Gel 50 gm in lactation is not known, hence its benefit should be weighed against the possible risks to the mother and child.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      safe if prescribed

      DFO Gel 50 gm has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive or use machines.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      safe if prescribed

      DFO Gel 50 gm does not have any reported interaction. However, in severe liver diseases, the lowest effective dose should be used for the shortest duration possible.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      No information is available on the efficacy and safety of DFO Gel 50 gm in patients with advanced kidney disease. Hence, treatment with DFO Gel 50 gm is not recommended in patients with advanced kidney disease. If DFO Gel 50 gm is used in this case then, close monitoring of the patient's kidney function is advisable.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

      DFO Gel 50 gm is contraindicated in infants below 2 years of age. Please consult your doctor for advice before using DFO Gel 50 gm.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Special Advise

    Caution should be exercised, it is advisable to consult a doctor before using it. “Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, including myocardial infarction and stroke.”

    Other Information (DFO0006)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Osteoarthritis is a long term musculoskeletal joint disorder that causes damage to the cartilage and surrounding tissues characterized by pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function. The joint disorder becomes common with ageing and wear and tear of joints. Pain, swelling, bony overgrowth, and stiffness can be observed that follows inactivity and disappears within 30 minutes when the joint is moved. The diagnosis of osteoarthritis is based on symptoms and X-rays of the affected joints. Its treatment includes exercises, an analgesic that reduce pain and improve function, and finally joint replacement or other surgery like total knee replacement.

    FAQs

    Sometimes drugs are not safe when you use them with certain other drugs and food. Taking them together can cause unpleasant side effects. Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

    Store in a dry and dark place at a temperature not exceeding 30°C. Do not freeze.

    You should avoid the use of DFO Gel 50 gm if you have had any recent bypass heart surgery, heart attack, stroke, gastrointestinal bleeding (bloody stool), inflammation or ulcer of stomach/intestine. The elderly (more than 65 years of age) are at greater risk of having gastrointestinal bleeding so they should use DFO Gel 50 gm with caution.

    No, DFO Gel 50 gm should be only used by the children who are more than 2 years of age. DFO Gel 50 gm is contraindicated in infants below 2 years of age.

    No, use of DFO Gel 50 gm is contraindicated on the broken or cut wound skin. It should be only applied topically on the uppermost skin surfaces (epidermis). It should not be applied in the nostrils, vagina, or anus.

    PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

    DFO Gel 50 gm

    Country Of Origin

    INDIA

    Manufacturer/Marketer address

    Ozone House, Block A-3, 1 LSC, Janak Puri, New Delhi – 110058

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