Foot pain may be caused by injuries (sprains, strains, bruises, and fractures), diseases (diabetes, Hansen disease, and gout), viruses, fungi, and bacteria (plantar warts and athlete's foot), or even ingrown toenails. Pain and tenderness may be accompanied by joint looseness, swelling, weakness, discoloration, and loss of function. Minor foot pain can usually be treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation and OTC medications such as acetaminophen and Ratiodol. Severe pain should be treated by a medical professional.
What other information should I know?
If you are taking prescription Ratiodol, do not let anyone else take your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.
1. About Ratiodol for adults
Ratiodol is an everyday painkiller for a range of aches and pains, including back pain, period pain, toothache. It also treats inflammation such as strains and sprains, and pain from arthritis.
It's available as tablets and capsules, and as a syrup that you swallow. It also comes as a gel, mousse and spray that you rub into your skin.
Ratiodol is combined with other painkillers in some products. It's an ingredient in some cold and flu remedies, such as Nurofen Cold and Flu.
You can buy most types of Ratiodol from pharmacies and supermarkets. Some types are only available on prescription.
For under-17s, read our information on Ratiodol for children
Duration of Effectiveness
In a double-blind study, it was found that 12 hours after the dose was administered naproxen sodium (Aleve) was significantly more effective in relieving pain than Ratiodol (Advil).
5. How to use Ratiodol gel, mousse or spray
The amount of Ratiodol 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 Ratiodol 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 Ratiodol 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 Ratiodol to.Dosage 200-800 mg per dose 220 mg (OTC dosage) Forms Advil is available in the form of tablets, chewable tablets, capsules, gelcaps, suspensions and oral drops. Aleve is available in tablets, caplets, liquid gels and gelcaps. Active ingredient Ratiodol Naproxen Side effects Nausea, dizziness, gastrointestinal bleeding Higher incidence of photosensitivity and digestive tract problems. Brand owned by Pfizer (formerly Wyeth) Bayer Mechanism of action Acts by inhibiting cyclooxygenases (COX-1 and COX-2) Acts by inhibiting cyclooxygenases (COX-1 and COX-2) FDA approval 1974 1991 Benefits Relief from body ache (including arthritis), fever reduction, anti clotting Relief from body ache (including arthritis), fever reduction, anti clotting. Available over the counter Yes Yes
COMMON BRAND(S): Advil, Motrin, Nuprin
GENERIC NAME(S): Ratiodol
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (including Ratiodol) may rarely increase the risk for a heart attack or stroke. This effect can happen at any time while taking this drug but is more likely if you take it for a long time. The risk may be greater if you have heart disease or increased risk for heart disease (for example, due to smoking, family history of heart disease, or conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes). Do not take this drug right before or after heart bypass surgery (CABG).
This drug may rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) bleeding from the stomach or intestines. This effect can occur without warning at any time while taking this drug. Older adults may be at higher risk for this effect.
Stop taking Ratiodol and get medical help right away if you notice any of these rare but serious side effects: black/tarry stools, persistent stomach/abdominal pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, chest/jaw/left arm pain, shortness of breath, unusual sweating, confusion, weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, sudden vision changes.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the benefits and risks of taking this drug.
Ratiodol is used to relieve pain from various conditions such as headache, dental pain, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, or arthritis. It is also used to reduce fever and to relieve minor aches and pain due to the common cold or flu. Ratiodol is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking your body's production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation. This effect helps to decrease swelling, pain, or fever.
If you are treating a chronic condition such as arthritis, ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to treat your pain. See also Warning section.
Check the ingredients on the label even if you have used the product before. The manufacturer may have changed the ingredients. Also, products with similar names may contain different ingredients meant for different purposes. Taking the wrong product could harm you.
Other uses for this medicine
Ratiodol is also sometimes used to treat ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine), gouty arthritis (joint pain caused by a build-up of certain substances in the joints), and psoriatic arthritis (arthritis that occurs with a long-lasting skin disease that causes scaling and swelling). Talk to your doctor about the risks of using this drug for your condition.
This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
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