Wintogeno Balm 12.17% Ointment 50 gm

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Type

Ointment – Tube

Feature

12.17%

Unit

gm

Formula

Methyl

Composition

Methyl Salicylate 12.17 %

Brand

Martin Dow

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

{{Product}} acts as an anti-rheumatic agent that is used to relieve acute pain associated with arthritis, sciatica, and rheumatism. All these mentioned physiological conditions characterize joint pain and back pain due to muscular tissue damage or auto-immune diseases. {{Product}} works as a counter-irritant and impacts acute musculoskeletal pain in the tendon supporting muscle tissues on a systemic level. 

By composition Wintogeno Balm 12.17% Ointment 50 gm contains methyl salicylate as an active ingredient which reduces pain and inflammation upon getting absorbed in the skin. The active ingredient is extracted as wintergreen oil from the wintergreen plant which has pharmacological properties of analgesia. Now, it is prepared synthetically to get rubefacient and analgesic effects. It is also added in minute concentrations in the antiseptic mouthwashes. 

{[Product}} dilates the capillaries and increases blood flow which produces redness and irritation in the skin. This is called the counter-irritation effect which is similar to NSAIDS and Aspirin. The outcome of a counter-irritant is deep heat and hence a soothing agent.

Indications

{{Product}} is indicated for the symptomatic relief of inflammation, stiffness, and pain in the muscles and tendon. The type of pain which Wintogeno Balm 12.17% Ointment 50 gm reduces could be:

  • Backache

  • Sciatica

  • Sprains

  • Fibrositis

  • Neuralgia

  • Sprains (Stretched and torn ligaments)

  • Lumbago (pain in the lumbar spine region)

  • Osteoarthritis pain 

  • Contusions (Bruises)

  • Partial-onset seizures

{{Product}} is prescribed as a local analgesic to be applied topically in humans and animals. 

How Does Wintogeno Balm 12.17% Ointment 50 gm Work

{{Product}} alleviates musculoskeletal pain by acting as a counter-irritant. The underlying pain in the muscles and joints is neutralized when there is irritation in the sensory nerve endings that are serving the respective muscles.

Upon topical application, Wintogeno Balm 12.17% Ointment 50 gm penetrates the tissues and reversibly inhibits the Cyclooxygenase enzyme (responsible for catalyzing the production inflammatory markers). Thereby, the formation of Prostaglandin and Thromboxane A2 (inflammatory mediators) is prevented locally and peripherally which results in analgesia and anti-inflammatory counter effect.

Up to 20% of {{Product}} is systemically absorbed within 10 hours of topical application on the intact skin. The amount of drug absorbed depends upon the pH and surface area of the skin. 

How To Use Wintogeno Balm 12.17% Ointment 50 gm

It is better to wash the affected area with warm water or take a bath in hot water before applying Wintogeno Balm 12.17% Ointment 50 gm as the intact skin offers ready penetration of the product and hot water acts as a soothing aid. Thoroughly massage a small amount of Wintogeno Balm 12.17% Ointment 50 gm on the skin with the palm of your hand until the product is fully absorbed. Cover the area with a piece of clean and dry cloth. Warm flannel maximizes the soothing effect. {{Product}} can be applied 2 to 3 times in a day and should not be applied to children younger than 12 years of age. 

Dosage

Form and strength

Available as 50 grams of 12.2% w/w methyl salicylate ointment 

Adult Dose

Apply a significant amount of Wintogeno Balm 12.17% Ointment 50 gm on the affected area where analgesia is desired. 2 to 3 times daily application with the interval of 8 hours should be followed by a massage with the palm. 

Pediatric Dose

{{Product}} is not recommended to be used in children under 12 years as safety and efficacy are not built. 

Pregnancy And Lactation 

Pregnant or lactating women should not use Wintogeno Balm 12.17% Ointment 50 gm as a certain amount of the active agent goes into the systemic circulation and can affect the baby.

Contraindications

  • {{Product}} is contraindicated for those who have known hypersensitivity to salicylates. 

  • People who have inflamed skin should not use it. 

  • {{Product}} should not be used in a person who is already suffering from any skin condition. 

  • {{Product}} is contraindicated in children below the 12 years of age group. 

  • {{Product}} should not be used under heating pads or occlusive dressings. 

Precautions

  • {{Product}} should be applied only on the intact skin. It should not be used over occlusive dressings or open wounds.

  • Do not use Wintogeno Balm 12.17% Ointment 50 gm if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as it has the potential to harm the baby. 

  • {{Product}} should not be used over the face. 

  • If you found Wintogeno Balm 12.17% Ointment 50 gm with a broken seal, it is recommended not to use it. 

  • Examine the color and consistency of the formation before application to avoid any hypersensitivity reactions. 

  • Do not use Wintogeno Balm 12.17% Ointment 50 gm in children under 12 years of age. 

  • Do not use if you are allergic to salicylate or any excipients of the formulation.

Interactions With Other Medications

{{Product}} may show interaction with other medicines upon prolonged or excessive use. Systemically available methyl salicylate may cause papillary necrosis and interstitial nephritis if interacts with:

  • Acetaminophen

  • Salicylamide

Another interaction is with Anticoagulants such as:

  • Anisindione

  • Warfarin

  • Dicumarol

The absorption of {{Product}} may elevate the levels of anticoagulants and put an individual at risk of bleeding. Your healthcare provider must know your ongoing medications and recent medication history.

Adverse Effects

Potential Adverse Effects

A topical product rarely causes systemic adverse effects. However, {{products}} absorbs through the skin and can produce the following effects:

  • Irritation at the site of application 
  • Imbalance lipid-carbohydrate metabolism
  • Disturb intracellular respiratory function
  • Blurred vision (due to the effect on CNS)
  • Cerebral edema

These adverse effects do not take place commonly; they are based on the toxicity of active components that occurs rarely. 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

The active component – Salicylate, can cause adverse effects if it absorbs more than the required quantity in the systemic circulation. If there is salicylate poisoning, supportive care should be provided such as bicarbonate infusion or hemodialysis to excrete out salicylate from the body. 

In case you develop an allergic reaction upon application of Wintogeno Balm 12.17% Ointment 50 gm, rinse the affected area thoroughly with water and dry it. You can also take some anti-allergic medication upon the suggestion of your doctor. 

Key Facts About Wintogeno Balm 12.17% Ointment 50 gm

  • {{Product}} is an analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent that works by blocking the inflammatory mediators and locally suppresses pain. 
  • {{Product}} is a counter-irritant that upon local application works as a rubefacient (increase blood flow and redness at the site).
  • {{Product}} should not be used in children below 12 years of age as a certain amount of the active agent absorbs systematically.

FAQs

  • HOW DO TOPICAL ANALGESICS WORK?

Topical medications are meant to be applied on the body surfaces to treat pain. They are rubbed or applied as patches to neutralize underlying pain. 

  • HOW DOES AN OINTMENT WORK?

Ointments first pose a cooling effect and then produce warmness and act as counter-irritants so that the underlying musculoskeletal pain subsides with a counteracting mechanism. 

  • HOW TO STORE {{PRODUCT}}?

{{Product}} should be stored below 25ºC. It should not be frozen or come under direct contact with the sunlight. 

  • WHAT IS THE ACTIVE AGENT USED IN THIS TOPICAL PREPARATION?

{{Product}} contains methyl salicylate as an active pharmaceutical ingredient that produces analgesia. 

  • IN WHAT KIND OF PAIN {{PRODUCT}} IS EFFECTIVE?

{{Product}} is effective in the temporary relief of muscle and joint pain such as sprains, bruising, arthritis, and backache.

  • IS {{PRODUCT}} AN OTC MEDICINE?

{{Product}} is an OTC (over-the-counter) medicine that can be used on skin surfaces for the short-term relief of muscles and joint pain. 

  • CAN A PREGNANT OR LACTATING MOTHER USE {{PRODUCT}}?

As up to 20% of Wintogeno Balm 12.17% Ointment 50 gm gets absorbed systemically, it is recommended not to use in pregnant or lactating mothers as the active agent can harm the baby. 

  • CAN {{PRODIUCT}} BE APPLIED TO KIDS?

{{Product}} is not recommended to be used in kids under 12 years of age especially if they have recently received vaccines such as chickenpox or flu vaccine. 

  • DOES {{PRODUCT}} CONTAINS NATURALLY DRIVEN COMPOUND?

{{Product}} contains methyl salicylate as a therapeutic ingredient which is extracted as an oil from the Wintergreen plant. 

  • HOW SHOULD I USE {{PRODUCT}}?

Apply Wintogeno Balm 12.17% Ointment 50 gm in an absorbable quantity on the affected area. Gently massage it with the palm of your hand until the product penetrates the skin. Cover the area with a warming flannel so that a soothing effect is carried along with the therapeutic effect.