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Pharmacological properties

capsicum - a combined preparation that contains substances that have a vasodilating and irritating effect on sensitive nerve endings, as a result of which the ointment has a locally irritating, analgesic and hyperemic effect. local temperature increase and improved blood circulation have beneficial effects in rheumatic conditions, bruises, muscle sprains and other sports injuries.

Pharmacokinetics The ointment is rapidly absorbed and after a few minutes there is a burning sensation, noticeable redness of the skin, a feeling of warmth, the severity of muscle tension and pain is reduced. The analgesic effect occurs in 30–40 minutes and lasts up to 3–6 hours. With repeated use, the ointment remains effective for 10–14 days.

Indications

Joint and muscle pain: as a warming agent in sports medicine.

Application

With muscle and joint pain, 1-3 g of ointment is applied 2-3 times a day to the painful area with the help of an applicator, depending on the intensity of the pain and a bandage is applied to increase the thermal effect. the course of treatment is approximately 50-100 g of ointment. After each procedure, wash your hands with cool water and soap.

When applying Capsicam ointment as a warming agent to athletes, apply 2-3 g of ointment to the muscle area with the applicator and massage it into the skin with massage movements until slight redness appears. After training, wash the ointment from the skin with cool water.

Children. There is no experience with the use of the drug in children, therefore, the appointment of the drug in this category of patients is not recommended.

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to the components of the drug; tendency to cramps, bronchospasm; ulcers or skin diseases.

Side effects

With increased sensitivity of the skin to the components of the ointment, itching, swelling or hives may occur, allergic reactions are possible, including skin rashes, irritation, burning sensation, redness. in particular, cetostearyl alcohol and bronopol, which are part of the ointment, can cause local skin reactions (contact dermatitis). in this case, it is recommended to stop using the ointment and rinse it off the skin. these symptoms disappear after 8-12 hours after stopping the use of the ointment.

If undesirable side effects occur, discontinue use of the ointment and consult a doctor regarding further therapy.

special instructions

The drug may cause allergic reactions; it cannot be applied to damaged skin. to avoid severe irritation, it is necessary to ensure that the ointment does not get on the mucous membrane or in the eyes.

To prevent the occurrence of adverse reactions or other unpleasant symptoms, you should first apply a small amount of ointment on the skin to determine individual sensitivity to the drug.

Shortly before and after applying the ointment, it is not recommended to conduct thermal procedures (taking a bath, visiting a bath), since this can cause the opening of pores and, as a result, a burning sensation of the skin.

Use during pregnancy or lactation. Do not use during pregnancy and lactation.

The ability to influence the reaction rate when driving vehicles or working with other mechanisms. No effect.

Interactions

Unknown.

Overdose

If too much ointment is applied to the skin, redness of the skin, slight short itching, or burning may occur. in this case, it is necessary to wash off the remnants of the ointment from the skin.

Accidental ingestion of a small amount of ointment can cause disturbances in the digestive tract, such as vomiting and diarrhea; symptomatic treatment.After accidentally swallowing a significant amount of the ointment, acute poisoning was noted with nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and headache, dizziness, sensation of fever / swelling, convulsions, respiratory depression, and coma. Patients with severe gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms of poisoning should be carefully monitored and treated symptomatically. Do not induce vomiting. If the ointment is accidentally swallowed, consult a doctor immediately.

Storage conditions

At a temperature not exceeding 25 ° c. Do not store in the refrigerator or freezer.

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