Swissmedic-approved patient information
What is Assan emgel/gel and when is it used?
Assan has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and accelerates the regression of swelling.
Assan does not smear or grease. Assan emgel does not contain alcohol. Assan gel contains alcohol and also has a soothing cooling effect.
Assan is applied to:
Acute and chronic rheumatic complaints;
painful and inflammatory diseases of the musculoskeletal and supporting apparatus, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, the spine or intervertebral discs;
blunt injuries such as bruises, sprains, strains;
venous leg disorders.
When must Assan emgel/gel not be used?
Assan must not be used if you are hypersensitive to any of the active ingredients or excipients or if you are hypersensitive to other pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory substances .
In addition, Assan should not be used on large areas of skin in patients with previously damaged kidneys for a long period of time.
Do not get Assan in your eyes, on your mucous membranes, or on open wounds or broken skin.
When is caution required when using Assan emgel/gel?
If used as directed, no special precautions need to be followed. Tell your doctor, pharmacist or druggist if you have previously had allergic symptoms after using similar preparations ("rheumatism ointments"), if you suffer from other diseases, have allergies or other medicines (including self-bought) or apply externally!
Can Assan emgel/gel be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
If you are pregnant, want to become pregnant or are breastfeeding, you should use Assan only after consultation use with the doctor.
As a precaution, you should avoid taking medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding or ask your doctor, pharmacist or druggist for advice.
How do you use Assan emgel/gel?
Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, Assan 2 – Apply 3 times a day in a 5-10 cm long strand to the affected areas and the surrounding skin areas and rub into the skin. The place of application should be free of drugs and cosmetics. After rubbing, wash your hands thoroughly.
The use and safety of Assan emgel/gel in children and adolescents has not yet been tested.
Follow the dosage given in the package leaflet or as 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 Assan emgel/gel have?
The following side effects can occur when using Assan:
In rare cases, skin irritations such as redness can occur, which usually disappear after discontinuation of the preparation.
If you notice side effects that are not described here, you should inform your doctor, pharmacist or druggist.
What else should be considered?
Do not ingest and keep out of the reach of children.
Store Assan at room temperature (15-25°C).
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 Assan emgel/gel contain?
1 g Assan emgel contains 35 mg flufenamic acid, 100 mg hydroxyethyl salicylate, 300 I.U. Heparin Sodium, Aromatica and other excipients.
1 g Assan gel contains 35 mg flufenamic acid, 50 mg hydroxyethyl salicylate, 300 IU heparin sodium, propylene glycol, aromatics and other excipients as active ingredients.
55608, 45443 (Swissmedic).
Where can you get Assan emgel/gel? What packs are available?
In pharmacies and drugstores without a doctor's prescription.
Assan emgel: Tubes of 50 g and 100 g.
Assan gel: 50 g and 100 g tubes.
Permamed AG, 4143 Dornach.
This leaflet was last checked by the drug authority (Swissmedic) in April 2019.