Algesal (Dietilamin Salisilat)
What is Algesal (Dietilamin Salisilat) used for?
Algesal Ointment (Dietilamin Salisilat) is a topical anti-inflammatory medication used to treat muscle or joint pain. It operates by preventing the action of enzymes released in response to injury that cause the pain, swelling, and irritation associated with these conditions. The medication is commonly used to treat arthritis, rheumatism, sprains, strains, backaches, or nerve pain. Your doctor may also prescribe it to be used for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Algesal (Dietilamin Salisilat)?
Algesal Ointment (Dietilamin Salisilat) should be used according to the instructions of your doctor and those included with the packaging to get the safest and best results from treatment. The medication may be applied up to three times each day as needed, but the best instructions will be determined by your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Before each application you are suggested to rinse and dry the affected area to remove any dirt or loose skin. Apply a small amount of medication to the affected area, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered allowing any excess ointment to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water after each application to prevent the medication from contacting other areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Algesal (Dietilamin Salisilat)?
Some patients using Algesal Ointment (Dietilamin Salisilat) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention include severe pain, burning sensations, diarrhoea, vomiting, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. Contact your doctor as soon as any unusual symptoms occur to ensure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency to prevent more health complications from occurring.
Algesal Ointment (Dietilamin Salisilat) is only meant to be used externally and should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. It is also not advised to administer this medication to patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, children under the age of six, allergic to salicylates, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past.
Strictly use Algesal Ointment (Dietilamin Salisilat) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Algesal Ointment (Dietilamin Salisilat) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.