Ointment "Bengay" is used in order to increase endurance with strong physical exertion. The tool has a relaxing effect on the muscles, increases blood circulation and stimulates the process of excretion of metabolic products from the body.
Indications for use ointment
The reason for the use of drugs for therapeutic purposes are:
- traumatic injury;
- joint disease;
- arthrosis with damage to the skeletal muscles;
- strong physical exertion.
Irritating effect of the drug is required in its composition racemtolu, capable of reducing pain. At the moment of application, there is a feeling of coolness, with time passing into a barely perceptible burning sensation, which replaces the pain. This effect is achieved by the expansion of blood 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 muscle tone. That is why the drug is very effective for sprains, stiffness of the joints and muscle inflammation. In addition, methyl salicylate helps to reduce the swelling of damaged tissues, restores vascular insight, activates the microcirculation process.
“Bengay” is used exclusively externally and therefore has a slight effect on the level of recimentol and methyl salicylate in the patient’s blood.
Release form and composition of the drug
“Bengay” (ointment, the photo of which is shown below) is available in a plastic or aluminum tube, packed in a cardboard box.
One gram of the composition contains 100 mg of racemer and 150 mg of methyl salicylate. Among the auxiliary components: trolamine, stearic acid, purified water, etc.
How to use Bengey ointment? Instructions for use recommends applying the composition to the skin in a thin layer every 3-4 hours. The therapeutic course of treatment should not be longer than 10 days. If in the process of using the drug is not observed positive dynamics, the symptoms remain the same, you must stop using the composition and seek help from a doctor.
In order to prevent it, it is recommended to apply the Bengey ointment with a very thin layer on the area that will be subjected to physical exertion in the near future. It may be the knee, elbow joints, lumbar region, calf muscles, etc. the concentration of the components of the ointment is not at the limit of the critical mark.
Recommendations for the use of the drug
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 in violation of the integrity of the skin. “Bengay” is prohibited to use simultaneously with agents that cause local irritant action. Otherwise, an allergic reaction, mild hyperemia, activation of the microcirculation process in the subcutaneous tissues can be observed in the field of application of medicines. In addition, the components of drugs begin to be actively absorbed into the blood. It is forbidden to use ointment on mucous membranes. In patients with hypersensitivity to acetylsalicylic acid, the use of the drug may cause the manifestation of an allergic skin reaction and angioedema.
Contraindications to the use of the drug
Group contraindications to the use of the composition include:
- patient age up to 12 years;
- visible skin lesions in the application;
- the presence of allergic reactions to the components of the drug.
The use of “Benguey” during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation it is also not recommended to use (for prophylactic purposes including) “Bengay” (ointment). Instructions for use warns about the ability of the components of the drug to enter the blood, milk and placenta and have an adverse effect on the development of the baby. In this case, we are talking about a low concentration of active ingredients that can harm the fetus, but all possible risks should be taken into account.
Quite a wide experience of the clinical use of distracting drugs containing menthol in their composition, speaks of their safety. The frequency of observation of adverse reactions in their local use is small.
At observance of the prescribed dosage “Bengay” is absolutely safe for health.
In rare cases, if you ignore the rules for using the ointment, you may experience overdose symptoms:
- difficulty breathing;
- loss of consciousness ;
- violation of the reaction to external stimulus;
- increased blood flow to the face.
In addition, the cause of a sudden increase in excitability can also be “Bengay” (ointment), reviews indicate the possibility of the development of malignant hyperthermia in case of overdose of the drug.
If any of the above symptoms occur, you should immediately contact your medical staff for help.
Special instructions, storage conditions and leave at the pharmacy
The drug should not be used with warming compresses. If symptoms of skin irritation occur, discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes.
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 discarded in a trash can. Failure to dispose of the product causes pollution.
To buy "Bengay" in a pharmacy, a prescription is not required.
Analogues of the drug
Is it possible to replace “Bengay” ointment with any composition? Analogues of the drug include primarily ointment “Bom-Benge”. The active ingredients of the composition are also menthol and methyl salicylate. The use of the drug is indicated in diseases of the musculoskeletal system, radiculitis, myalgia, arthrosis, arthritis, etc.
Ointment “Bom-Benge-Rusfar” is a similar in composition combined agent, which has an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect. Also often used by athletes for preventive purposes.
There is also a number of compositions similar in mechanism of action to “Bengay” (ointment). Analogs are as follows:
Based on an analysis of the discussions of the drug on the forums, it can be argued that people like “Bengay” (ointment): customer reviews are for the most part approving.
The composition is very actively used by athletes in order to warm up the muscles before exercise and to eliminate the effects of inflammation or stretching of muscles. From customer reviews, it was found out that the drug in the red package is intended to eliminate the effects of sports injuries and is called balm, while Bengei ointment, the instructions for use of which recommends rubbing the composition for relieving joint pain, is packed in a green box.
Judging by the reviews, the number of cases of severe adverse reactions of the body to the medicine is small. Only a few people complained of a mild allergic reaction of the skin in the application area of the ointment. Most buyers noted the only drawback of the composition - its peculiar smell.
Pregnant women and mothers during the lactation period refrain from using the drug, giving preference to other drugs.
If you use a drug for inflammatory diseases, it is not always effective. This is especially the case in cases where people, without contacting a doctor, self-medicate 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, taking into account the opinion of customers, it can be said that when using it in accordance with the attached instructions, it is absolutely safe for health. However, if you feel pain in your back, arms or legs, it seems to you that you have strained, before resorting to using the composition, consult a doctor. Applying only an ointment is unlikely to help you.
The group of the most common causes of treatment to the doctor include the appearance of pain in muscles and joints. Ointment "Bengay" - one of the tools that can help in such a case. However, the use of the drug should be mandatory monitored by medical staff and be used only when indicated.