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1Can I use this product with my other regular medication?
It is always advised to check with your doctor or pharmacist before using a new product to ensure there are no conflicting issues with your current therapy.
Patients taking oral anticoagulant (blood thinning) medication are advised to use Aspirin and Arnica sparingly and sporadically. Aspirin and Arnica as a topical cream displays minimal systemic absorption of its active ingredients as the primary benefit is displayed locally at the site of application.
With respect to aspirin as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) it is known that when used topically, blood concentrations are typically 1/20th of those found with oral use of the drug.
2How long can I use this product for at a time?
As with the majority of topical NSAID products it is not recommended to use this product on a daily basis for more than 2 weeks consecutively without your doctor knowing.
3What are the clear contraindications for using this product?
As with the contraindications for all NSAID’s it is advised to avoid their use in patients with a history of; allergy to NSAID’s or aspirin induced asthma, children under the age of 12, a history of gastrointestinal ulceration or in pregnancy.
It is also advised for pregnant women to avoid the use of essential oils even topically as their effects are unknown and untested.
4Are there any side effects from using this product?
Long term frequent usage of this product may cause skin irritation for some people. It is not advised for patients to use this product if they are allergic to any of the listed ingredients. If unsure, apply a small amount only to a selected area as a trial.
5Can I use this product on an acute injury?
With relation to soft tissue injuries, it is always advised to manage these by using the rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE) principles. Anything other than a mild injury should be assessed by a healthcare professional to rule out more serious complications.
After application of the RICE principles and appropriate assessment of the injury it may be appropriate to use topical NSAID’s such as Aspirin & Arnica Cream for pain relief. This product will also provide the added benefit of reducing inflammation at the site of application.
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