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What is Dfo?

Dfo Gel is used for Musculoskeletal aches and pains, Ache, Pain, Back pain, Skin disorders, Osteoarthritis pain and other conditions. Dfo Gel may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Dfo Gel works by decreasing the prostaglandin synthesis; treating the skin disorders; providing relief of musculoskeletal aches and pains; reducing pain and delayed onset muscle soreness;
Elder Pharamaceuticals manufactures Dfo Gel.
Detailed information related to Dfo Gel's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Dfo Gel Uses

Dfo Gel is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
References: 1, 2, 3, 4
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Dfo Gel Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Dfo Gel improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
References: 1, 2, 3, 4

Dfo Gel - Composition and Active Ingredients

Dfo Gel is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Dfo Gel - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Dfo Gel. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
References: 2, 3, 5
Learn more: Side-effects

Dfo Gel - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Dfo Gel, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
  • avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes
  • keep away from children
  • do not take by mouth. Consult with your doctor before using this medicine on open wounds, dry, chapped, irritated, or sun-burned skin.
  • wash your hands before and after applying Dfo Gel. Clean and dry the skin area to be treated.
  • do not wash the treated area after immediately applying Dfo Gel. Also avoid the use of other products on the treated area unless directed by your doctor.
  • applying an excessive amount may result in pilling. Use a thinner layer or lesser quantity of medicine to avoid pilling.
  • avoid getting this medication in your eyes or nose or mouth.
References: 6

Dfo Gel - Drug Interactions

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

Dfo Gel - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Dfo Gel is a contraindication. In addition, Dfo Gel should not be used if you have the following conditions:
References: 2, 6
Learn more: Contraindications

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Dfo Gel - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Dfo Gel safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    • Diclofenac Topical: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Linseed Oil Topical: No
    • Methyl Salicylate Topical: No
    • Menthol Topical: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    References: 2 7
  • Is Dfo Gel safe while breastfeeding?
    • Diclofenac Topical: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Linseed Oil Topical: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Methyl Salicylate Topical: No
    • Menthol Topical: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    References: 6
  • Can Dfo Gel be used for musculoskeletal aches and pains and ache?
    Yes, musculoskeletal aches and pains and ache are among the most common reported uses for Dfo Gel. Please do not use Dfo Gel for musculoskeletal aches and pains and ache without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Dfo Gel.
  • How long do I need to use Dfo Gel before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported same day and within 2 hours as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Dfo Gel. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Dfo Gel.
  • At what frequency do I need to use Dfo Gel? website users have reported twice a day and once a day as the most common frequency of using Dfo Gel. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Dfo Gel. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Dfo Gel.
  • Should I consume Dfo Gel empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Dfo Gel anytime. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Dfo Gel.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Dfo Gel medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Dfo Gel. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Dfo Gel

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
References: 8, 9, 10, 11

Overdosage of Dfo Gel

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Dfo Gel, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
References: 12, 13, 14

Storage of Dfo Gel

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Dfo Gel.
References: 15, 16, 17, 18

Expired Dfo Gel

  • Taking a single dose of expired Dfo Gel is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
References: 19, 20

Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

Questions - Dfo Gel

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Dfo Gel - Packages and Strengths

Dfo Gel is available in the following packages and strengths
Dfo Gel - Packages: 30GM Gel, 15GM Gel, 50GM Gel

Dfo Gel - Manufacturers

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Dfo Gel - Demographic Information


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  2. Hashempur MH, Homayouni K, Ashraf A, Salehi A, Taghizadeh M, Heydari M. Effect of Linum usitatissimum L. (linseed) oil on mild and moderate carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Daru. 2014;22:43 - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
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  4. Johar P, Grover V, Topp R, Behm DG. A comparison of topical menthol to ice on pain, evoked tetanic and voluntary force during delayed onset muscle soreness. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2012;7(3):314-22. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  5. Bookman AA, Williams KS, Shainhouse JZ. Effect of a topical diclofenac solution for relieving symptoms of primary osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized controlled trial. CMAJ. 2004;171(4):333-8. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
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  7. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2006; 27: 227–232 Reversible constriction of the fetal ductus arteriosus after maternal use of topical diclofenac and methyl salicylate - Accessed: October 12, 2016. disposition=attachment%3B%20filename%3D%22Torloni_et_al-2006-Ultrasound_in_obstetrics_%26_gynecology_%3A_the_official_journal_of_the..pdf%22
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