Mobilat® is a drug that can be obtained in the form of an ointment or gel in pharmacies. It is used to treat acute pain or swelling. The Mobilat® ointment contains flufenamic acid as an active ingredient. This active ingredient belongs to the group of so-called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, also known as NSAIDs, is a pain reliever. It serves both anti-inflammatory and pain relief.
The Mobilat® gel, on the other hand, is a combination of two different active ingredients, chondroitin polysulphate and salicylic acid. The Mobilat® gel, like the Mobilat® ointment, serves to inhibit inflammation and relieve existing pain. Mobilat® ointment is used in particular for the symptomatic treatment of pain in inflammatory diseases such as tendonitis. Mobilat®-Gel is mainly used for the local treatment of blunt trauma, such as those caused by sports injuries. These include strains or bruises.
When using Mobilat®-Ointment and Mobilat®-Gel, it should be noted that they should either be taken as instructed by a doctor or pharmacist or as recommended in the respective product information / package insert. As a rule, the Mobilat® ointment or gel is applied to the affected area three times a day. It is important here that the area to be treated should not be larger than 30x30 cm, as otherwise not only local side effects are to be expected, but possibly also so-called systemic effects. These can possibly arise if the absorption area over which the active ingredient can be absorbed becomes too large.
Both the Mobilat® gel and the ointment are only suitable for external use on the skin. Mobilat®-Gel is a clear, colorless gel. It is available in three different sizes in the pharmacy. There are 50 gram, 100 gram and 150 gram tubes.
The Mobilat® ointment is whitish to slightly green in color.They are also available in the three sizes mentioned above in the pharmacy. Both drugs must never be taken orally. The ointment or gel should be applied thinly to the painful area and then massaged in gently. After applying the Mobilat® ointment and the Mobilat® gel, we recommend letting the ointment or gel air dry. Treatment with Mobilat® ointment should not last longer than two weeks. Treatment with Mobilat® gel, on the other hand, should not last longer than eleven days. If the symptoms persist or worsen, a doctor should be consulted to discuss how to proceed. It may also be necessary to carry out further diagnostic measures in order to rule out more serious injuries.
Both in the Mobilat® gel and in the Mobilat® ointment are the above non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs contain. The Mobilat® gel is the active ingredient salicylic acid and the Mobilat® ointment is flufenamic acid.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs act over the inhibition a certain enzyme called Cyclooxygenase type I and II, an inhibition of Prostaglandin synthesis. Prostaglandins belong to a specific group of Tissue hormones and are usually used to cause inflammation or a rise in fever in the body Defense reaction. If the production of these hormones is now inhibited, there is a decrease in inflammation, fever, swelling and pain.
In addition inhibit non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs the Platelet aggregation, ie the "sticking together" of the blood platelets, which causes the Blood clotting is influenced, which among other things also in the therapy of coronary artery disease is being used.
The salicylic acid also has an additional effect corneal dissolving such as antimicrobial against fungi and bacteria.
The Mobilat® gel also contains another active ingredient. This is Chondroitin polysulfate, like the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, too pain reliever as well as anti-inflammatory works, but is not counted directly to this group.
In principle, there are no known specific interactions between Mobilat® ointment and other drugs. However, a doctor or pharmacist should be consulted if Mobilat® ointment or Mobilat® gel is taken at the same time as other medication.
It should be noted that Mobilat®-Gel through the contained therein Salicylic acid, the Permeability of the skin for other drugs in this area it can increase and it therefore becomes one increased intake of the active ingredient can get into the body.
Furthermore, the long-term use of Mobilat®-Gel can reduce the effects and undesirable effects of Methotrexatethat as Immunosuppressant acts, as well Sulfonylureasthat the Blood sugar level reduce, increase in type 2 diabetes mellitus.
In principle, all drugs in the body can cause undesirable effects in addition to their desired effects. Depending on where the drug is attacked and where it works, completely different side effects can occur. This applies to both Mobilat® gel and Mobilat® ointment.
The largest human organ, the skin, can also be affected by possible undesirable effects of the Mobilat® ointment or the Mobilat® gel. This can lead to reddening of the skin, itching, burning or an unpleasant rash in the form of wheals.
The use of Mobilat® ointment can also lead to allergic skin reactions known as contact dermatitis. Contact dermatitis, also known as allergic contact eczema, is an inflammatory disease of the skin. Both direct and indirect contact with the allergen (in this case the ointment or gel) leads to a sensitization of certain white blood cells, the so-called T lymphocytes. In the event of renewed contact with the triggering allergen, there is a somewhat delayed inflammatory reaction of the skin, which can manifest itself in the form of swelling, reddening or flaking.
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Occasionally, allergic reactions of the eyes can occur when they come into contact with the ointment. This reaction is also called allergic conjunctivitis (inflammation of the conjunctiva).
But dizziness and migraines can also be occasional side effects when using Mobilat® ointment.
Other known side effects in the area of the respiratory tract can range in the form of difficult breathing through to significant shortness of breath, too Dyspnea called, express.
Furthermore, undesirable reactions of the gastrointestinal tract can occur, which can manifest as diarrhea, nausea and stomach problems.
So if side effects, in whatever form, should occur, immediate discontinuation of the Mobilat® ointment or the Mobilat® gel is indicated. In the case of acute reactions, an attempt can also be made to wash off residues of the gel or ointment with water.
In addition, a doctor must be consulted immediately. As a rule, such undesirable effects disappear after the drug therapy is stopped.
Mobilat® ointment and Mobilat® gel may only be used from the age of 18 years and therefore not for injuries Children and Teenagers to be used. You can also Not at pregnancy or during the Lactation come into use.
The Fufenamic acid, as it can be found in the Mobilat® ointment, is used in small quantities via the Breast milk excreted and can thereby with Breastfeeding from infant be included. Mobilat® pain gel may only be used during pregnancy small areas be used (<5 cm²). However, if extensive treatment with the pain gel is necessary, it makes sense weaning earlysince newborn infants are not yet the same Detox opportunities have like adults.
It should also be noted that both the ointment and the gel Not on open wounds, Infections or on Mucous membranes and the eyes may be applied.
Under no circumstances should the Mobilat® ointment or the Mobilat® gel be used with a known person allergy against the active ingredients Flufenamic acid, Chondroitin polysulfate or Salicylic acid as well as against the other components of the ointment or gel. Is there a known allergy to a drug from the group of so-called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) with a bronchial asthma or a reaction of the skin use is strictly prohibited, as the use of Mobilat® ointment may lead to similar complaints.
Caution when taking Mobilat® ointment is also advisable in patients who have asthma, hay fever, Nasal polyps, obstructive respiratory diseases or chronic infections of the respiratory system.
The use of Mobilat® ointment should also be discussed with a doctor or pharmacist, if any acutely intermittent Porphyria is known.
The porphyries are a group of specific ones Metabolic diseases. In these diseases, the body's own production of a certain enzyme is inhibited, the so-called Hamm.
The inhibition interferes with the development of the Blood pigment heme. Furthermore, the Mobilat® gel should especially be used for impaired kidney function to be used with care.