Mechanism of Action of Diclofenac Diethylamine + Linseed Oil + Methyl Salicylate + Menthol
1.Diclofenac relieves pain & inflammation
2.Methyl Salicylate provides counter-irritant action
3.Menthol enhances Diclofenac absorption and provides cooling action
4.Linseed oil helps in reducing inflammation
Indications for Diclofenac Diethylamine + Linseed Oil + Methyl Salicylate + Menthol
3.Sprain & strains
4.Soft tissue disorders
12.Prolapsed intervertebral disc
About Linseed Oil
It contains powerful, rare natural antioxidants (lignans), omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. It is a popular oil in cosmetic manufacturing and to a lesser degree (but no less suitable), massage therapists and aroma therapists. Linseed oil is also well absorbed by the skin.
Indications for Linseed Oil
1.Lower Cholesterol:Flaxseed oil and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids may increase your level of HDL--what is commonly called "good" cholesterol--and can help lower LDL ("bad" cholesterol) levels.
2.Healthy Heart:One of the elements in flaxseed oil, called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), can lower your risk of heart disease through a number of factors. ALA keeps your blood vessels healthy, keeps platelets from sticking together and may even prevent minor arrhythmias.
Mechanism of Action of Methyl salicylate
Methyl salicylate is a rubefacient. It produces reddening of the skin by dilatation of the blood vessel and gives a soothing feeling of warmth. It is also called as counterirritant because they produce their action by counter irritation. Irritation of the sensory nerve endings alters pain in the underlying muscle or joints that are served by the same nerves.
Mechanism of Action of Menthol
Menthol acts as a local anesthetic on the respiratory passageways and causing cough suppression. When Menthol is rubbed on the skin, it acts as a rubefacient and causes localized vasodilatation; which gives feelings of comfort and warmth. When applied gently on the skin, it acts as an anti-pruritic agent and creates a feeling of coolness, and mild local anaesthetic effect relieves itching. It has good soothing effect and acts as a demulcent. It also acts as a carminative.
Side Effects of Menthol
Contra-indications of Menthol
1. Hypersensitivity to the drug
2.Should not applies to broken, injured, or burned skin
Special Precautions while taking Menthol
1.Should not apply Menthol directly in to or near the nostrils of small children or asthma patients
4.Should not take steam inhalation orally
Indications for Menthol
2.Ingredient in cough preparations
4. Ingredient in ointment or liniment to treat sprains; joint and muscle pain
8.As an inhalant to relieve nasal, bronchial, or upper respiratory congestion