Arnica is familiar to many people as a treatment for bruises. However, did you know that Arnica, used as a herbal remedy, can be used to relieve pain? Arnica, together with echinacea, must be amongst the herbal products you should have in your home.
Atrogel® is a herbal remedy made from extracts of fresh Arnica flowers and is an easy-to-apply non-greasy gel. It is ideal if you are looking for a treatment to relieve pain in conditions such as muscle aches or pains, stiffness or after sporting injuries. It can be used up to 4 times a day.
Atrogel® Arnica gel may be used to relieve pain and bruising in adults, children and the elderly. Apply 2 to 10 cm of the gel gently to the affected area. Use between 2 and 4 times daily for pain relief.
Atrogel® Arnica gel may be used by those who are pregnant.
Don’t use Atrogel® if you have broken or irritated skin, if you are allergic to arnica preparations or other members of the daisy (Asteraceae / Compositae) family, or any of the other ingredients.
Use within 5 months of opening.
The active ingredient is the liquid extract of fresh Arnica flowers. 1g of gel contains 500mg of extract which is equivalent to an average of 160mg fresh Arnica flowers. The other ingredients are ethanol, purified water, glycerol (plant origin) and ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer (thickener).
Like all arnica products used externally, Atrogel® Arnica gel can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Minor side effects can occur when using Atrogel® Arnica gel. These are likely to affect less than 1 in every 10 people and may take the form of skin reactions (itching, skin rash, dry skin, contact dermatitis).
Discontinue the use of arnica gel if you find these side effects are troubling you. If they persist, become serious or are worrying to you, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, talk to a doctor, pharmacist or healthcare practitioner.
If Atrogel® Arnica gel is swallowed by mistake contact your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare practitioner immediately.