Bystrumgel is a drug with antiexudative and analgesic action from the group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for external use.
Release form and composition
The medicine is produced in the form of a transparent, almost colorless gel with an active substance concentration of 2.5%. The smell of Bystrumgelya specific. The presence of opalescence is allowed.
One gram of the gel contains 25 mg of ketoprofen as an active ingredient, as well as auxiliary components: rectified ethyl alcohol, carbomer, lavender oil, nipagin, trometamol, non-nerium oil, purified water.
Indications for use
According to the instructions to Bystrumgel, the use of the drug is shown in the following pathological conditions:
- Spinal lesions in the lumbar and sacral regions;
- Lumbar lumbago (lumbago);
- Joint damage (arthritis);
- Inflammatory processes in the periarticular tissues;
- Tendonitis (inflammatory and dystrophic process in the area of tendon tissue);
- Ligament apparatus ruptures;
- Sports injuries;
- Soft tissue injuries,
- Muscle breaks;
- Arthrosis (chronic degenerative-dystrophic diseases of the joints of an exchangeable nature);
- Rheumatoid arthritis;
- Ankylosing spondylitis (ankylosing spondylitis);
- Tendosinovitis (inflammation of the synovial lining of the tendon);
- Osteochondrosis (dystrophic lesions of the articular cartilage tissue);
- Phlebitis (inflammation of the veins of the extremities);
- Bursitis (inflammation of the synovial sac);
- Damage to the meniscus;
- Sciatica (inflammation of the sciatic nerve);
- Dorsalgia (back pain, often one of the manifestations of osteochondrosis in people of mature age);
- Myositis (inflammatory lesions of skeletal muscles);
- Periarthropathy (inflammatory-degenerative process that develops in the areas of attachment of ligaments).
The instructions to Bystrumgel indicate that the drug should not be used in the presence of weeping infectious and inflammatory lesions on the surface of the painful area, as well as when:
- Hypersensitivity to ketoprofen (as well as other derivatives of propionic acid) or auxiliary substances included in the composition of Bystrumgel;
- Eczematous lesions;
- Skin hyperemia;
- Infectious lesions of the skin and / or subcutaneous tissue;
- The presence of open wounds in a patient;
In addition, due to the lack of data on safety and sufficient experience with the use of Bystrumgel in pediatrics, it is not prescribed to children.
Dosing and Administration
According to the annotation to the drug, Bystrumgel should be applied to the skin in places where pain is projected twice a day, squeezing 3 to 5 cm of gel out of the tube (if the area of the painful area is extensive, a larger amount may be required). The tool is evenly distributed on the skin with a thin layer and gently rubbed until complete suction.
The effectiveness of therapy with the use of Bystrumgel increases, if after applying the drug to cover the painful area with a dry occlusive (hermetic) dressing.
The recommended course of treatment is 14 days, longer treatment is allowed only after consulting with your doctor.
In addition, Bystrumgel is a suitable contact agent, therefore it can be used for phonophoresis.
According to the patient reviews, in the overwhelming majority of cases, the drug is well tolerated, adverse reactions due to its use are extremely rare. As a rule, they manifest themselves in the form of allergic reactions of a local nature. If signs of allergy appear, treatment should be discontinued.
The instructions indicate a number of possible side effects of Bystrummgel, such as:
- Purpura (fine-spotted hemorrhages from capillary vessels into the skin or subcutaneous layer);
- Skin exanthema.
In some cases, photosensitivity may occur.
Cases of overdose bystrumgel are not described. The drug is characterized by low bioavailability (the bioavailability index of ketoprofen is no more than 5%) and does not have the ability to accumulate in tissues and organs. Therefore, it is almost impossible to exceed the therapeutic concentration of the active substance in the systemic circulation. Presumably, in the case of overdose may develop increased bleeding.
Clinically significant drug interactions Bystrummgel not identified.
When applying the gel, care should be taken to prevent it from falling into the mucous membranes, eyes, and damaged areas of the skin (including open wounds). After use, wash hands thoroughly with warm water and soap.
Structural analogues of Bystrumgel are Artrozilen in the form of an aerosol or gel for external use, Artrum gel, Valusal gel, Ketonal (cream and gel), Ketoprofen gel Vramed, Fastum gel, Febrofid gel, Keplat medical plaster.
The following drugs have a similar mechanism of action: Bioran, Butadion, Voltaren, Naklofen, Diklak, Nurfen, Diklobene, Diklovit, Ortofen, Diklogen, Diklonat P, Dikloran, Diclofenac, Diclofenacol, Deep Relif, Indymethacin, Diclofenac, Diclofenacol, Deep Relief, Indymethacin, Diclofenac, Diclofenacol, Deep Relief, Indymethacin, Diclofenac, Diclofenacol, Deep Relief, Indymethacin, Diclofenac, Diclofenacol, Diplifenac, Dygloran, Dykloran, Dykloren, Dyklofenak, Dicloran, Dyklofen, Dyklofenakol, Diplofenacol, Dyklofen, Dykloren, Dykloren , Nimulid, Ortofleks, Piroksikam-Verte, Sulajdin, Voltaren, Revmonn, Amelotex.
Terms and conditions of storage
Bystrumgel belongs to the category of non-prescription drugs.
According to the recommendations of the manufacturer, it should be stored in a dry place protected from sunlight. The optimum storage temperature is from 15 to 25 ºС. In the event that these conditions are met, Bystrumgel does not lose its pharmacological properties within 24 months from the date of issue. To prevent the drug from drying out, tightly tighten the cap of the tube after opening.