What you need to know before you use Emox Do not use Emox
– if you are allergic to naproxen or any of the other ingredient(s) of this medicine (listed in section 6);
– starting from the sixth month of pregnancy and during breast-feeding;
– in case of skin inflammations and injuries and open wounds.
Warnings and precautions
– if you have or have previously had allergic reactions (rash, redness, pruritus) during treatment with other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs;
– in case of extended use of the medicine on large areas of skin;
– Emox is not recommended for children under 3 years of age.
Other medicines and Emox
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
Emox can be used with other forms of medicine containing naproxen (tablets, suppositories, etc.).
Talk to your doctor if you are taking any of the medicines listed below:
• Aspirin / Acetylsalicylic acid to prevent blood clot formation.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Emox should not be used starting from the six months of pregnancy or during breast-feeding due to insufficient clinical data.
Driving and using machines
There is no information about the adverse effect of naproxen on the ability to drive or use machines.
Emox contains ethyl parahydroxybenzoate (E214).
How to use Emox
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The recommended dose is a strip of gel approximately 4 cm in length. Apply the medicine on dry and clean skin, depending on the size of the damaged area, spread over the painful area, and massage gently until the medicine has been completely absorbed.
Emox can be used 4 to 5 times per day. Emox should not be used for longer than 4 weeks.
Wash your hand after using the medicine, unless the application of the medicine on the hands was the goal of the treatment.
Do not use Emox:
– on mucous membranes and in the eyes (if the gel gets in the eyes or on mucous membranes, rinse with copious amounts of water
to remove the gel);
– under wound dressings (gauzes, bandages);
Contact with direct sunlight (including radiation from a solarium) should be avoided during the treatment and 2 weeks after the treatment.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
If you feel that the effect of Emox is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
In most cases, Emox is well-tolerated.
In rare cases (> 1/10,000 to < 1/1,000), local skin irritation (redness, rash, pruritus) can be observed. This will disappear after the treatment is discontinued.
Systemic side effects, such as sleepiness, diarrhoea, nausea, headache, and hypersensitivity reactions cannot be excluded in case of long-term use of Emox. Talk to your doctor if these symptoms occur.
In case of respiratory problems or skin changes, immediately stop the treatment and talk to your doctor or turn to the nearest hospital.
In some patients, other side effects can be observed during treatment with Emox.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via www.ravimiamet.ee. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
How to store Emox
Do not use Emox after the expiry date which is stated on the package. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not use the medicine if the appearance or smell of the medicine has changed.
Keep in original package, tightly sealed.
Do not store in refrigerator or freezer.
After initial opening, use the medicine within 6 months.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
Contents of the pack and other information
The active substance is naproxen.
The excipients are chloral hydrate, levomenthol, ethanol, ethyl parahydroxybenzoate (E214), sodium hydroxide, carbomer, purified water.
What Emox looks like and contents of the pack
Emox is a homogenous white gel without any solid impurities and with the aroma characteristic of menthol.
55 grams of gel in a tube packaged in a carton.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact your doctor.
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please contact your General Practitioner if appropriate regarding this product.
Packed for Europe market, that means the box and (or) information leaflet sometimes are only in Russian / Polish / Lithuanian or other language. In this case please refer to this listing description. Everything important is translated here.
The picture is for illustration only. The packaging can be changed by the manufacturer. The box in package will be folded flat.