Algesal (Dietilamin Salisilat)
What is Algesal (Dietilamin Salisilat) used for?
Algesal (Dietilamin Salisilat) is a topical medication used to treat muscle and joint pain. It is an anti-inflammatory that operates by preventing the action of enzymes released in response to injury that cause pain, redness, swelling, and irritation. This action makes it useful or treating sore muscle or joint pain including sprains, strains, rheumatism, backache, or nerve pain. Your physician may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Algesal (Dietilamin Salisilat)?
Algesal (Dietilamin Salisilat) is normally applied one to three times each day to the affected area as needed, but your individual directions will be determined by your physician based on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To use the medication simply apply a thin layer of ointment to the affected area and gently massage it into the skin. Thoroughly wash your hands after each use to prevent the medication from contacting other areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. It is also important to not apply the ointment close to the eyes or mouth as any incidental contact may cause unexpected health problems. Always ask your physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Algesal (Dietilamin Salisilat)?
Algesal (Dietilamin Salisilat) will not cause side effects in most patients, although some may experience:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are severe stinging, intense burning or pain, faintness, nausea, or signs of an allergic reaction including hives, skin rashes, severe swelling, or difficulty breathing. Contact your physician as soon as any worrying symptoms occur to ensure the necessary alterations are made to your administration frequency to prevent more health problems from appearing.
Algesal (Dietilamin Salisilat) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. This medication is only meant for external use and should never be ingested. Do not use this ointment to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under the age of six, allergic to salicylate medications, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Algesal (Dietilamin Salisilat). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.