Arth-Rx® Topical Analgesic

Arth-Rx® Topical Analgesic
    Code: ART3
    Price: $19.95
    Shipping Weight: 0.50 pounds
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    Active Ingredients:
    Capsaicin 0.025%, Methyl Nicotinate 0.5%

    Availability:
    3 oz. Roll on Lotion, Over the Counter (OTC)

    Why Prescribed:
    Capsaicin is approved by the FDA as an OTC medication and is commonly recommended by doctors. It is used to relieve mild to moderate arthritis as well as many other pain disorders such as sports injury, muscle aches and pains, joint pain, simple backache and fibromyalgia.

    As the demand for alternative medicines for arthritis relief continues to grow and the controversy over many prescription drugs escalates, there is greater interest in non-prescription topical remedies.

    How It Works:
    When applied topically, capsaicin (a derivative of hot peppers) appears to reduce the amount of a natural chemical known as substance P, which is present in painful joints. By blocking the production and release of substance P, capsaicin can reduce the pain associated with arthritis as well as dampen the transmission of pain messages to the brain.

    Range and Frequency:
    Apply a small amount to the affected area up to 4 times a day. Pain relief will last only as long as the capsaicin is used regularly.

    Onset of Effect:
    Therapeutic pain response is usually achieved in 1 to 2 weeks but may take as long as 4 weeks.

    Storage:
    Store in a tightly sealed container away from heat and direct light.

    Side Effects:
    Serious - No serious side effects are associated with the use of capsaicin.

    Common - Stinging, burning, or tingling sensation may be felt where applied. This is natural reaction and will vary with each individual and will many times cause people to discontinue use before seeing benefits. This stinging and burning will subside with regular use as the body adjusts to the medication.

    Less Common - Skin redness, coughing, sneezing, or shortness of breath if dried residues of the drug are inhaled.

    Special Precautions and Concerns:
    Not recommended for children under 18. When using the product avoid contact with eyes. Do not apply to wounds or damaged skin. Do not bandage tightly. Stop use and ask doctor if condition worsens, or if excessive irritation of the skin develops.

    If unusual burning occurs clean the area with alcohol or olive oil. Water will intensify the burning sensation.
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