Lumboxen is a powerful Mexican brand of muscle pain and inflammation relief gel containing naproxen and lidocaine. Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Naproxen is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by conditions such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, tendinitis, bursitis, gout, or menstrual cramps.
Lidocaine on the other hand, is an anesthetic. It causes loss of feeling in the skin and surrounding tissues. It is used to prevent and to treat pain. It is also used to treat minor burns, scrapes and insect bites.
Together, this combination gel is used to treat pain, inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout and other pain conditions. Topical pain creams like Lumboxen offer individualized and immediate pain relief. Although, adverse side effects are far less common with topical pain creams than oral painkillers.
How should I use Lumboxen Gel?
Lumboxen Gel is for use on the skin. This medicine may be used in the mouth, nose, or throat and may be applied by a health care professional. Follow the directions on the prescription label, apply your medicine at regular intervals and do not use it more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
What side effects may I notice from using Lumboxen gel?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- breathing problems
- changes in vision
- confused, excitable, nervous, restless
- dizzy, drowsy
- fever or chills
- irregular heartbeat
- nausea, vomiting
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- numb area
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Lumboxen Safety Information
Naproxen containing medications are classified as Category B during the first 2 trimesters of pregnancy, and as Category D during the third trimester. Naproxen is contraindicated in the 3rd trimester since it increases the risk of premature closure of the fetal ductus arteriosus and should be avoided in pregnant women starting at 30 weeks gestation.
Naproxen can increase your risk of fatal heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term or take high doses, or if you have heart disease. Even people without heart disease or risk factors could have a stroke or heart attack while using this medicine.
Be careful to avoid injury while the area is numb and you are not aware of pain. If this medicine is used in the mouth or throat, do not chew gum or eat food for at least one hour. If the area is still numb, you may choke or bite your tongue or cheek if you try to chew or swallow. Also, you may not feel pain from hot foods or drinks.
Do not apply this medicine to areas of skin that are infected, open or damaged. This may increase the amount of medicine that passes through your skin and increase the risk of serious side effects.