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Flexiseq gel

Written by Healthwords's team of doctors and pharmacists based in UK | Updated: 16.02.2023 | 2 min read

There are two Flexiseq gels available, Flexiseq for Joint Wear & Tear and Flexiseq Max Strength for Osteoarthritis; the latter is a stronger version designed specifically for osteoarthritis treatment. They are both drug-free and are available without a prescription, and target joint pain and stiffness with the aim of improving joint mobility. As they are drug-free, they do not have the same side effects as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) pain relief gels. Flexiseq gels are also unlikely to interact with other medications, and can be a good alternative for people who are unable to use NSAID gels due to their medical conditions or other medications.

How does it work?

Flexiseq gels contain a special formulation that aims to reduce pain and stiffness by hydrating the area around the joints, lubricating any damaged cartilage. There have been studies that have shown Flexiseq gels to be effective. One study showed that Flexiseq Max Strength (for Osteoarthritis) was just as effective at reducing joint pain and stiffness as oral celecoxib (an NSAID).

How do I use it?

Unless instructed otherwise by your doctor, you should apply your Flexiseq gel twice a day in the morning and evening. Apply the gel to the soft tissue around the affected joint, using enough gel to evenly cover the area. You should not apply the medication to open wounds, broken skin, or infected skin. After applying the gel, do not rub it in. Instead, leave it to dry before covering the area.

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Are there any side-effects?

Flexiseq gels are unlikely to cause side effects in most people, however minor skin irritation has sometimes been reported.

Who should not use it?

As always, do not use the product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it. Flexiseq should not be used by children or when pregnant or breastfeeding unless recommended by your doctor.

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