Swissmedic-approved patient information
Traumalix® forte EmGel
What is Traumalix forte EmGel and when is it used?
Traumalix forte EmGel is used externally and has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. The active ingredient etofenamate penetrates the skin and reaches the diseased tissue areas. Traumalix forte EmGel does not grease or smear.
Traumalix forte EmGel is used to treat pain, inflammation and swelling in sprains, bruises and strains (e.g. after sports injuries).
When must Traumalix forte EmGel not be used?
Traumalix forte EmGel must not be used:
•on injured or eczematous skin
•on mucous membranes (eyes, nose, mouth, intestines, vagina)
• in case of hypersensitivity to etofenamate, flufenamic acid or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (rheumatism) and the excipient propylene glycol
•in the last trimester of pregnancy
•in infants and young children
When is caution required when using Traumalix forte EmGel?
Traumalix forte EmGel should not be used on large surfaces over a long period of time, unless prescribed by a doctor. Eyes and mucous membranes should not come into contact with the EmGel.
Traumalix forte EmGel contains 42 mg propylene glycol per dosage unit.
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or druggist if you:
• have already used similar products (rheumatism ointments) and these led to allergic reactions
•suffer from other diseases
•have allergies or
•Take other medicines (including those you bought yourself!) or use them externally
Can Traumalix forte EmGel be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
Traumalix forte EmGel must not be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, unless expressly instructed to do so by a doctor Prescription.
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 Traumalix forte EmGel?
Traumalix forte EmGel several times a day - depending on the size of the painful area - apply a 5-10 cm long strand and rub into the skin. Tell your doctor if your symptoms worsen or have not improved after 2 weeks.
The use and safety of Traumalix forte EmGel in children and adolescents has not yet been tested.
Stick to 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 Traumalix forte EmGel have?
Rarely (affects 1 to 10 out of 10,000 users)
Allergic reactions such as redness, rash and contact dermatitis. These side effects usually subside quickly after the drug is stopped.
Otherwise the doctor should be contacted.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or druggist. This also applies in particular to side effects that are not listed in this leaflet.
What else needs to be considered?
The medicinal product may only be used up to the date marked «EXP» on the container.
Keep out of the reach of children, at room temperature (15°C-25°C) and in the original packaging.
Your doctor, pharmacist or druggist can provide you with further information. These people have the detailed information for specialists.
What does Traumalix forte EmGel contain?
1 g of EmGel contains:
Active ingredient: 100 mg etofenamate
Excipients: Isopropyl alcohol, oleamide DEA (INCI), medium-chain triglycerides, propylene glycol (E1520), carbomer 40'000-60'000 mPas, polysorbate 80, xanthan gum, lavender oil, trometamol, purified water < /p>
Where can you get Traumalix forte EmGel? What packs are available?
In pharmacies and drugstores, without a doctor's prescription.
Traumalix forte EmGel: 40 g and 100 g tubes
Drossapharm AG, Basel
This package leaflet was last checked by the Medicines Agency (Swissmedic) in August 2021.