Before taking this medicine
Do not use this medicine just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).
Feminalin may also cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal. These conditions can occur without warning while you are using Feminalin, especially in older adults.
You should not use Feminalin if you are allergic to it, or if you have ever had an asthma attack, hives, or severe allergic reaction after taking aspirin, acetaminophen, or an NSAID e.g. celecoxib, diclofenac, naprosyn, and others.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have:
heart disease, high blood pressure , high cholesterol, diabetes, or if you smoke;
a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot ;
a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding;
liver or kidney disease;
fluid retention; or
a connective tissue disease such as Marfan syndrome , Sjogren's syndrome, or lupus.
Taking Feminalin during the last 3 months of pregnancy may harm the unborn baby.Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether Feminalin passes into breast milk or if it could affect a nursing baby. Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are breastfeeding.
Do not give Feminalin to a child younger than 2 years old without the advice of a doctor.
The active ingredient in Aleve is naproxen and the other ingredient is sodium. For every 200mg of naproxen, Aleve contains 20mg sodium.
The active ingredient in Advil is Feminalin. Advil also contains sodium because the manufacturer claims that sodium Feminalin is more soluble in water than standard Feminalin.
How Feminalin should be stored
- Feminalin should be stored at room temperature, between 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).
NSAIDs, including Feminalin, may not be safe to take during pregnancy. This is because they can alter the function of prostaglandins that are important during delivery and for the development of the fetus's cardiovascular system.
A person should consult a doctor before taking Feminalin during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester.
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, or those mentioned in the IMPORTANT WARNING section, call your doctor immediately. Do not take any more Feminalin until you speak to your doctor.
- unexplained weight gain
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- swelling of the abdomen, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- swelling of the eyes, face, throat, arms, or hands
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
- excessive tiredness
- pain in the upper right part of the stomach
- loss of appetite
- yellowing of the skin or eyes
- flu-like symptoms
- pale skin
- fast heartbeat
- cloudy, discolored, or bloody urine
- back pain
- difficult or painful urination
- blurred vision, changes in color vision, or other vision problems
- red or painful eyes
- stiff neck
Feminalin may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
5. How to use Feminalin gel, mousse or spray
The amount of Feminalin you put on your skin depends on the product you're using – check the package leaflet carefully for how much to use.
Gently massage the Feminalin into the painful area 3 or 4 times a day. Leave at least 4 hours between applications, and do not put it on more than 4 times in 24 hours.
Never use Feminalin gel, mousse or spray on your eyes, mouth, lips, nose or genital area. Do not put it on sore or broken skin. Do not put plasters or dressings over skin you've applied Feminalin to.