Medication Description: Finalgon
Colorless (or with a yellowish-brown shade) ointment with a smell of lemon oil. Contains 0.4% vanillylnonamide and 2.5% nicotinic acid 2-butoxyethyl ester.
Both substances cause long-lasting expansion of capillaries and skin flushing (see Nikofleks-cream), when applied to the skin, have a distracting, analgesic, anti-inflammatory effect.
Ointment is prescribed for muscle and joint pain of various origins, tendovaginitis, lumbago, neuritis, sciatica, sports injuries.
Apply topically (applied to the skin). At first (the first application), no more than 0.5 cm of ointment is squeezed out of the tube onto the applicator (plastic plate). This amount is sufficient for application to the surface with a diameter of approximately 5 to 7 cm. Using an applicator, the ointment is thoroughly rubbed into the skin of the affected area and covered with a woolen cloth. The effect of the ointment develops in a few minutes, the maximum effect is manifested in 20-30 minutes. With repeated use of the reaction to the ointment may be reduced, which requires an increase in dose. In all cases, the dose should be individualized.
Ointment is used 2 - 3 times a day, the course of treatment is not more than 10 days.
If there is a lot of ointment on the skin, the excess should be removed with a cloth moistened with vegetable oil. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after each use of the ointment. If ointment gets on mucous membranes, there is a burning sensation.
Ointment can not be applied to damaged skin and mucous membranes. Patients with sensitive skin after applying the ointment to take warm baths are not recommended.
Individual intolerance is possible. In these cases, the ointment is canceled.
Product: in aluminum tubes of 30 or 50 g.
Storage: in a dry, cool place.