Celadrin is a pain relieving drug available in topical form and oral tablet form. It is used primarily to treat body pains related to arthritis, strains, bruises, sprains, backaches, and other minor pains of the joints and muscles.
How it Works
This medication is made from a compound of fatty acids and natural ingredients. They are designed to lubricate the joints, reduce pain and inflammation, and restore cellular fluidity and elasticity. This claims to be a natural product.
The topical cream contains aloe vera gel, eucalyptus oil, cinnamon oil, peppermint oil, jojoba oil, and the Celadrin formula, among other ingredients. These are known to be good for the skin and for inflammation.
The oral version contains the Celadrin formula, olive oil, and soybean oil, among other ingredients. According to studies, Celedrin heals damaged cell membranes and improves intracellular fluidity.
Celadrin is an over the counter (OTC) drug, but it may be prescribed by physicians too. A doctor may prescribe it for basic pain relief or for individuals with joint pain, arthritis, and other age-related aches and pains, among others.
This medicine can be obtained as a pill or a cream. Follow a doctor’s recommended doses strictly. Do not apply on children under the age of two without asking a physician if it is alright to do so. For adults and children aged two or over, apply the cream to the affected area 3 or 4 times a day, but no more.
The pill form of this medication should be taken in one or two tablets daily, but it is best to ask a doctor for a proper dosing schedule, especially if the pill is for a child.
No known side effects have yet been reported.
This drug has not been approved by the FDA as yet. The manufacturer states that the product is all natural and complies with FDA standards, however. This product has been tested clinically and studies have been conducted on both forms of the medication. Overall, results appear to have been positive.
It is always better to consult your general physician before taking a medication or an analgesic cream that has not received FDA approval. Even if there is no evidence of side effects and it has been clinically studied, it is best to obtain a prescription.
If you are using this cream or the oral pill, and your condition has not improved in a week or more, stop using the medication and speak with the doctor. Likewise, if the symptoms appear to reduce but then reoccur in a few days’ time, you should consult the physician.
Avoid using the topical cream on damaged skin or wounds, and do not bandage the area tightly. Also avoid contact with the eyes or any mucous membranes on the body.
Do not use these products if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
It is not known if there are any effects on the fetus if used during pregnancy or if this medication can pass through breast milk.
As mentioned, it is better to use these drugs with a doctor’s recommendation rather than self-medicating as you see fit.