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Algifen gel can transfer to others. Make sure the gel has dried on your skin before you touch anyone else.
4. How and when to use them
You'll usually take Algifen tablets, capsules or suppositories 2 to 3 times a day.
The standard dose is 75mg to 150mg a day, depending on what your doctor prescribes for you. Follow your doctor's advice on how many tablets to take, and how many times a day.
If your doctor prescribes Algifen for your child, they'll use your child's weight to work out the right dose for them.
If you have pain all the time, your doctor may recommend slow-release Algifen tablets or capsules. It's usual to take these either once a day in the evening, or twice a day.
If you're taking slow-release Algifen twice a day, leave a gap of 10 to 12 hours between your doses.
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The immediate release forms of Algifen are usually dosed 3 to 4 times a day and start at a dose of 25 mg.
The extended-release form is usually dosed once a day. The dose often starts at 75 mg per day.
Dosage for people younger than 18 years has not been established.
Seniors: If you are aged 65 years and older, your body may process this drug more slowly. Your doctor may start you on a lowered dose so that too much of this drug does not build up in your body. Too much of the drug in your body can be toxic.
What is Algifen? What is Algifen used for?
Algifen is a Generic name for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This drug works by lowering substances (prostaglandins) in the body that are main cause of pain and inflammation.
Algifen is most commonly taken in order to relieve pain, swelling and inflammation that may be caused by injuries and different health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, painful menstruation periods, migraines, and ankylosing splondylitis. It is available in different dosages and forms on the market.
Most commonly it is used as delayed release tablet in dose of 25 mg and 50 mg and as extended release tablet in doses of 75 mg and 100 mg. It is also available in the form of solution and powder for injection, gel, cream, patch and suppository of 50 mg and 100 mg. FDA approved Algifen in 1998.
It is originally manufactured by Novartis. This drug is also available under different brand names, such as Voltaren, Solaraze, Pennsaid, Cataflam, Zipsor and Zorvolex.
How it works
Algifen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
The drug works by blocking a particular enzyme in your body. When the enzyme is blocked, your body decreases the amount of inflammatory chemicals it makes. This helps to reduce inflammation and pain.
Algifen topical gel may cause drowsiness. Don’t drive or use machinery until you know how this drug affects you.
Algifen can also cause other side effects.
Mixing Algifen with herbal remedies or supplements
It's not possible to say that complementary medicines or herbal remedies are safe to take with Algifen.
They're not tested in the same way as prescription medicines or medicines sold in pharmacies. They're generally not tested for the effect they can have on other medicines.
Algifen has been associated with anaphylactic reactions in patients with and without known hypersensitivity to Algifen and in patients with aspirin-sensitive asthma (see CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS;Exacerbation Of Asthma Related To Aspirin Sensitivity).