Fast acting topical gel for musculoskeletal injuries
D E S C R I P T I O N / M O D E O F A C T I O N
Oleum Lini is a yellowish with peculiar odour and bland taste. It is used as an emollient. Oleum Lini contains predominantly essential fatty acids i.e. α-Linolenic anid. On percutaneous absorption α-Linolenic acid is converted to Eicosapentanoic acid [EPA]. EPA is acted upon by cyclo-oxygenase enzyme to produce prostaglandin E3 that is a weak inflammatory agent. Presence of EPA prevents the action of cyclo-oxygenase on arachidonic acid, thus reducing its conversion to PGE2 (a highly inflammatory agent).
Methyl salicylate (Oil of Wintergreen) is a colourless or pale yellow or reddish liquid with a strong characteristic aromatic odour. Very slightly soluble in water, soluble in 1 in 7 of alcohol (70%). Methyl salicylate is a known anti-inflammatory agent. Menthol is a colourless, prismatic crystal or crystalline powder with a penetrating odour. Menthol is slightly soluble in water, very soluble in alcohol, chloroform and ether. After absorption, menthol is excreted in the urine and bile as a glucoronide metabolite.
C O M P O S I T I O N
I N D I C AT I O N S
Oligel is indicated for the quick relief from pain, swelling and inflammation due to musculoskeletal disorders such as sprains, strains, tendonitis, bursitis, hand,neck and shoulder pain, sciatica, muscle stiffness, joint pain, back ache and lumbago.
P R E S E N TAT I O N & PACK
Each Oligel cream tube is available as 30 gm, packed in a carton.