What is Sportusal Gel and when is it used?
Sportusal Emgel and Gel contain a combination of analgesic, anti-inflammatory and decongestant active ingredients. Hydroxyethyl salicylate fights pain and inflammation. Heparin counteracts blood clotting and improves the reduction of bruising and swelling. DMSO promotes the absorption of these active ingredients through the skin into the organism.
Sportusal Emgel and Gel are suitable for external use for the following complaints:
- Sports and accidental injuries such as bruises, strains, contusions, sprains with bruising and swelling;
- Inflammation of muscles and ligaments;
- venous leg disorders with symptoms such as pain, heaviness, swollen legs (stasis edema).
- If prescribed by a doctor, Sportusal Emgel/Gel can also be used to treat superficial phlebitis.
Sportusal Emgel and Gel have a cooling effect and are non-greasy.
What precautions should be taken?
Follow the advice of your doctor that goes beyond the actual dosage recommendations, such as doing gymnastics or wearing support stockings if you have vein problems.
When should Sportusal Gel not be used?
Sportusal Emgel and Gel should not be applied to open wounds or damaged skin, or brought into the eyes or mucous membranes, and they should not be used if there is a known hypersensitivity or intolerance to any of the ingredients, severe liver or kidney dysfunction, a tendency to bleed, or blood clotting disorders Heparin-induced/associated thrombocytopenia (HIT, heparin-induced blood platelet deficiency), circulatory disorders, bronchial asthma and in children under the age of five should not be used.
When is caution required when using Sportusal Gel?
In children and patients with kidney disease, Sportusal Emgel and Gel should only be used on small areas of skin and not for more than a few days. If you have experienced hypersensitivity reactions to previous treatments with certain anti-inflammatory medicines, you should talk to your doctor before using Sportusal Emgel und Gel. Body parts treated with Sportusal Emgel and Gel should not be covered with airtight bandages. In the case of venous disorders that are due to the presence of a blood clot (so-called thrombosis), massage must not be performed.
If the symptoms worsen, a doctor should be consulted.
This medicine contains coumarin as a fragrance and may cause allergic reactions.
Sportusal Gel contains 70 mg/g propylene glycol as an excipient which may cause skin irritation.
Sportusal Gel contains 200 mg/g alcohol (ethanol). It can cause a burning sensation on damaged skin.
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or druggist if you suffer from other illnesses, have allergies or are taking other medicines (including those you bought yourself) or using them externally.
Can Sportusal Gel be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
Sportusal Emgel and Gel should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding unless expressly prescribed by a doctor.
How do you use Sportusal Gel?
Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, gently apply and distribute Sportusal Emgel or Gel several times a day to the affected areas.
Do not apply Sportusal Emgel and Gel to open wounds or damaged skin. If bandages are necessary for therapeutic reasons, they should be permeable to air and should be put on at the earliest 5 minutes after Sportusal Emgel/Gel has been applied. Vein patients who wear compression stockings or bandages during the day should only use Sportusal Emgel and Gel in the evening.
The use and safety of Sportusal Gel in children and adolescents has not yet been tested.
Follow the dosage given in the package leaflet or prescribed by your doctor. If you think the medicine is too weak or too strong, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or druggist.
What side effects can Sportusal Gel have?
The following side effects may occur when using Sportusal Emgel and Gel:
In rare cases, allergic skin reactions can occur. If such reactions occur, the drug should be discontinued immediately and, if necessary, the doctor informed. Occasional skin redness, itching and burning are caused by the vasodilating effect of Sportusal Emgel/Gel and generally disappear during further treatment.
The use of Sportusal Emgel and Gel can cause a temporary garlic-like odor on the breath. In rare cases, nausea and headaches may occur.
If you notice any side effects that are not described here, you should inform your doctor, pharmacist or druggist.
What should also be noted?
Do not ingest Sportusal Emgel/Gel and keep out of the reach of children. Store at room temperature (15-25 °C) and protect from direct sunlight and frost.
The medicinal product may only be used up to the date marked “EXP” on the container.
Your doctor, pharmacist or druggist can provide you with further information. These people have the detailed information for specialists.
What does Sportusal Gel contain?
1 g Sportusal Emgel contains as active ingredients: 500 IU sodium heparin, 100 mg hydroxyethyl salicylate, 50 mg dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), 25 mg macrogol 9 lauryl ether (Polidocanol 600).
1 g Sportusal Gel contains as active ingredients: 500 IU sodium heparin, 100 mg hydroxyethyl salicylate, 50 mg dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), 20 mg macrogol 9 lauryl ether (Polidocanol 600).
1 g Sportusal Emgel contains as excipients: glycerol monostearate, macrogol 100 stearate, macrogol 2 stearate, dexpanthenol, dimeticone, carbomer 974P, levomenthol, rosemary oil, coumarin, lavandin oil, polyquaternium 11, pentadecalactone, sodium hydroxide, purified water.
1 g Sportusal Gel contains as auxiliary substances: dexpanthenol, carbomer 980, ethanol 96%, propylene glycol (E 1520), glycerin 85%, isopropanol, levomenthol, rosemary oil, coumarin, lavandin oil, pentadecalactone, sodium hydroxide, purified water.
47077, 47078 (Swissmedic).
Where can you get Sportusal Gel? What packs are available?
In pharmacies and drugstores, without medical prescription.
Packs of 50g and 100g.
Marketing Authorization Holder
Permamed AG, Dornach.