Ointment "Bengay" is used to improve endurance in cases of severe physical exertion. The drug has a relaxing effect on the muscles, increases blood circulation and stimulates the process of excretion of metabolic products from the body.
Indications for ointment application
The reason for using the drug for therapeutic purposes are:
- traumatic injury;
- joint disease;
- arthrosis with skeletal musculature damage;
- strong physical activity.
Irritant effect of the drug due to its contained racementol, capable of reducing pain. At the time of application there is a feeling of coolness, with time passing into a barely perceptible burning sensation, which is replaced by pain. This effect is achieved by expanding the vessels after using the ointment.
The main active ingredient of the drug is methyl salicylate. The substance not only relieves inflammation and pain, but also eliminates the tone of muscle tissue. That is why the drug is very effective in stretching, joint stiffness and muscle inflammation. In addition, methyl salicylate helps to reduce swelling of damaged tissues, restores the permeability of blood vessels, activates the microcirculation process.
The "Bengay" is used exclusively externally and therefore has a minor effect on the level of recurrent and methylsalicylate in the patient's blood.
Form of release and composition of the medicinal product
"Bungei" (ointment, photo of which is presented from below) is available in a plastic or aluminum tube packed in a cardboard box.
One gram of the formulation contains 100 mg of racemenol and 150 mg of methyl salicylate. Among the auxiliary components: trolamine, stearic acid, purified water, etc.
Application of the product
How to use "Bengay" ointment? Instruction for use recommends applying the formulation on the skin with a thin layer every 3-4 hours. The therapeutic course of treatment should not be longer than 10 days. If during the use of the drug there is no positive dynamics, the symptomatology remains the same, it is necessary to stop using the formulation and seek help from a doctor.
For the prevention of ointment "Bengay" is recommended to apply a very thin layer on the area, which in the near future will be subjected to physical exertion. It can be knees, elbows, lumbar region, calf muscles, etc. In case of observing the indicated dosage, the use of the drug for preventive purposes is absolutely not harmful to health. the concentration of constituents of the ointment is not at the critical limit.
Recommendations for the use of the medicinal product
In the absence of visible damage to the skin, the ointment is applied directly to the area of inflammation. Doctors do not recommend taking the drug if the integrity of the skin is broken. Bengay is not allowed to be used concomitantly with agents that cause local irritant effects. Otherwise, in the field of medicines, an allergic reaction may occur, hyperemia in the mild form, activation of the microcirculation process in the subcutaneous tissues. In addition, the components of drugs are actively absorbed into the blood. It is forbidden to use ointment on the mucous membranes. In patients with hypersensitivity to acetylsalicylic acid, the use of the drug may cause the allergic reaction of the skin and angioedema.
Contraindications to the use of the drug
A group of contraindications to the use of the formulation include:
- the patient's age is up to 12 years;
- visible skin lesions in the field of application;
- the presence of allergic reactions to the components of the drug.
The use of "Bengey" during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation it is also not recommended to use (in prophylactic purposes including) "Bungei" (ointment). Instruction for use warns of the ability of the components of the drug to penetrate into blood, milk and the placenta and adversely affect the development of the baby. In this case, we are talking about a low concentration of active components that can harm the fetus, but all possible risks should be taken into account.
Sufficiently large experience in the clinical use of remedial drugs containing menthol in their composition, speaks for their safety. The frequency of observation of adverse reactions with local use is low.
With the prescribed dosage, "Bengay" is absolutely safe for health.
In rare cases, if you ignore the rules for using the ointment, the symptoms of an overdose may follow:
- difficulty breathing;
- loss of consciousness ;
- disturbance of reaction to external stimulus;
- confusion of consciousness;
- increased blood flow to the face.
In addition, the cause of a sudden increase in excitability can also become "Bengay" (ointment), reviews also indicate the possibility of developing malignant hyperthermia in case of an overdose of the drug.
If any of the above symptoms occur, you should immediately seek help from medical personnel.
Special instructions, storage conditions and leave at the pharmacy
The drug should not be used with warming compresses. In case of symptoms of skin irritation, discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes.
The ointment can be stored for two years at room temperature. After the expiration date, the tube with the composition must be put in a plastic bag and thrown into a garbage container. Failure to comply with the rules for the disposal of the product causes pollution of the environment.
To buy "Bengay" in the pharmacy, a prescription is not required.
Analogues of the medicinal product
Is it possible to replace with any composition "Bengay" ointment? Analogues of the drug include, in the first place, the ointment "Bom-Benge". The active substances in the formulation are also menthol and methyl salicylate. The use of the drug is indicated for diseases of the musculoskeletal system, radiculitis, myalgia, arthrosis, arthritis, etc. The method of use, contraindications, side effects of the drug are comparable with the characteristics of "Bengey".
Ointment "Bom-Benge-Rusfar" - similar in composition combined agent, which has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect. Also often used by athletes for preventive purposes.
There are also a number of compositions similar in mechanism of action to "Bengay" (ointment). The analogs are
Reviews about the drug
Based on the analysis of drug discussions on the forums, it can be argued that people like "Bengay" (ointment): customer reviews for the most part are approving.
The composition is very actively used by athletes to warm up the muscles before training and to eliminate the effects of inflammation or stretching of the muscles. From customer feedback, it was found that the drug in red packaging is designed specifically to eliminate the effects of sports injuries and is called a balm, while the "Bengay" ointment, the instruction for use of which recommends rubbing the composition for the removal of pain in the joints, is packed in a box of green color.
Judging by the reviews, the number of cases of serious adverse reactions of the body to the drug is small. Only a few people complained of a slight allergic skin reaction in the field of ointment application. Most buyers noted the only drawback of the composition - its specific smell.
Pregnant women and mothers in the lactation period refrain from using the drug, preferring other drugs.
If the drug is used in inflammatory diseases, it is not always effective. Especially often this happens in cases where people do not go to the doctor and are engaged in self-treatment without establishing an accurate diagnosis.
Among the satisfied customers are women who are using “Bengay” trying to overcome cellulite. Women logic is: if you can heat the area the fat deposits, it aktiviziruyutsya metabolism, leading to weight loss. With the same purpose, they recommend the use of “Finalgon” and other drugs, irritant. However, experts do not recommend the use of such means in order to lose weight.
In general, given the opinion of customers, we can say that the ointment "Bengay" when using it in accordance with the attached instructions is absolutely safe for health. However, if you feel pain in your back, arms, or legs, you feel that you have torn yourself, before resorting to using the formula, consult a doctor. The use of only an ointment is unlikely to help you.
To the group of the most widespread reasons of the reference to the doctor carry occurrence of pains in muscles and joints. Ointment "Bengay" - one of the tools that can help in this case. However, the use of the drug should be mandatory controlled by the medical staff and used only if there are indications.