Ralgex cream contains three active ingredients: glycol monosalicylate, methyl nicotinate and capsicum oleroresin.
Glycol monosalicylate has anti-inflammatory and painkilling actions. Methyl nicotinate and capsicum oleoresin are counter-irritants, which when applied to the skin, work by causing redness and heat to be produced. This distracts the brain from the original pain and therefore reduces perception of the pain.
The cream is used to relieve the symptoms of muscular aches and pains such as muscle stiffness, backache and fibrositis. The act of massaging the cream into the painful area also helps relieve symptoms.
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer.For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
This cream is not known to affect other medicines.
There are currently no other medicines available in the UK that contain this combination of active ingredients.