Zeel® comp. N is a combination homeopathic medicine marketed by Heel in the form of tablets, ampoules and creams. The various preparations contain the same active ingredients but use other excipients.
Zeel® comp. N is used in particular for pain in the context of osteoarthritis and rheumatic joint complaints and contains 5 different drugs. These include Poisonum, the Canadian Bloodroot and Bergwohlverleih (Arnica). As with any homeopathic medicine, the active ingredients are diluted so that only traces of it are contained in the finished drug.
Zeel® comp. N is used for joint pain of various causes. Osteoarthritis on the knee, on the hip, on the fingers or on the back is one of the most common diseases.
According to the manufacturer pain in bones, tendons and joints, which are caused by rheumatic diseases, as well as joint inflammation of other causes also successfully with Zeel ® comp. N be treatable. In particular, rheumatic complaints that worsen in cold and wet, should be improved by the intake. Another area of application is joint and muscle pain as part of an overload.
It should be noted that it is important for the effectiveness of Zeel ® comp. N- as with almost all homeopathic medicines - little or insufficient evidence exists. Many studies that support the efficacy of homeopathic medicines are considered to be of poor quality.
Arthrosis is the term used to describe joint wear and tear, which usually affects the elderly and causes pain in the affected joints. Therapeutic options of today's conventional medicine such as joint replacement or the treatment with painkillers are perceived by many sufferers as unsatisfactory or too rich in side effects.
Medicines like Zeel® comp. N are naturopathic alternatives and are considered to be well tolerated and low side effects. The experience with Zeel® comp. However, N in osteoarthritis patients are in two parts: while some people report good efficacy, others complain about the ineffectiveness of the drug.
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Joint pain is a very versatile symptom and can occur in a variety of conditions. Zeel® comp. N should be effective in particular in joint pain caused by rheumatic diseases and osteoarthritis.
The manufacturer "Heel" also states that inflammatory joint pain of other causes with Zeel® comp. N can be treated.
It is important to note that newly occurring, severe joint pain must be clarified by the physician before self-therapy - especially if the affected joint is red and swollen.
Zeel® comp. N is sold in different dosage forms. One can use the drug as tablets, ampoules or in cream form.
Zeel® comp. N ampoules contain the drug in liquid form. As a liquid, it is usually used to inject the active ingredients in joint, bone and muscle pain directly into the affected tissue.
According to the manufacturer, it can also be used for intravenous injection or injected into the skin. The idea is, Zeel® comp. N directly into the target tissue or into the blood, so that it can act faster and stronger there.
For joint pain, the manufacturer recommends injecting the medicine from the ampoules into the skin of the affected joint twice a week, while tablets should be taken on days without injection. Otherwise the therapeutic success could be hindered.
Zeel® comp. N is used as a cream predominantly for pain relief in the context of osteoarthritis or in rheumatic diseases. The cream can be applied directly to the skin over the affected joint, bone or muscle or placed on a piece of cloth and then used as an ointment dressing.
Zeel should be applied as a cream twice a day. In chronic pain, the effect often occurs after a few weeks, according to the manufacturer.
In addition to the cream should, according to "Heel" other dosage forms of Zeel® comp. N be applied simultaneously to enhance the effect.
The drug Zeel® comp. N is used in tablet form similar to the cream and ampoules predominantly as an analgesic agent for mild and moderate pain in the context of rheumatic diseases and osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, back or fingers.
As a tablet, the drug should be used according to the manufacturer on days when it is not injected as a liquid in the skin around the affected tissue. Such an application protects against the reactivation of an inflammatory event and support the therapeutic success.
Zeel® comp. N contains 5 active substances regardless of the dosage form. The spectrum of action of combination preparations such as Zeel mainly results from the effects of the individual ingredients, but may have additional effects due to the combination of several substances.
The active substances are in detail Arnica montana (mountain charter), Rhus toxicodendron (poisonous oak), Sanguinaria canadensis (Canadian bloodroot), Solanum dulcamara (Bittersweet nightshade) and Sulfur (sulfur). As in any homeopathic medicine, they are diluted, leaving only traces of the active ingredients present in the finished product.
Zeel® comp. N is considered an analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent. The individual ingredients are said to help particularly well with osteoarthritis and rheumatic complaints. The latter are more affected when they become more intense in cold and wet conditions. In addition, muscle pain after congestion and other joint inflammation should be treated with the drug.
According to the manufacturer, the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect occurs after about 4-6 weeks, which is why Zeel® comp. N should be taken at the beginning with other, faster-acting analgesics. Zeel® comp. In addition, N should effectively protect against relapses of rheumatism and osteoarthritis pain.
Homeopathic medicines are usually very low in side effects, because they contain the active ingredients only in minimal doses. When side effects occur, they are usually very weak.
After taking Zeel® comp. N it may cause gastrointestinal discomfort and hypersensitivity reactions. Medicines containing the same ingredients at higher doses will occasionally cause allergic reactions such as rash, itching, respiratory distress and hypotension. If these or similar symptoms occur, discontinue use immediately and consult a doctor.
Interactions between Zeel® comp. N and other medicines are not known or described until today (2017). The reason for this is probably that the drug contains only very small doses of its active ingredients and does not or only very slightly influences the systems that are relevant for interactions, such as liver metabolism.
Interactions, however, are conceivable. If other medicines are taken, the treating physician, pharmacist, naturopath or homeopath should be informed. In addition, in homeopathy, the effect of any medicine may be adversely affected by an unhealthy lifestyle, other harmful factors, as well as by stimulants and stimulants such as coffee and alcohol.
Zeel® comp. N should not be taken, applied to the skin or injected in any known hypersensitivity to one or more ingredients. Even in case of hypersensitivity to daisy family such as arnica, marigold or coneflower on Zeel® comp. N be waived due to the risk of an allergic reaction.
In addition, children under 12 can use Zeel® comp. N not take due to lack of experience.
The manufacturer "Heel" recommends Zeel® comp. N as a liquid from ampoules 2 or 3 times a week to inject into affected tissue. Between doses should be 2 or 3 days. With decreasing pain, Zeel® comp. N only be given once a week.
On days without injection, start with 3 Zeel® comp. N tablets are taken daily. In case of decreasing symptoms the intake can be reduced to 1 or 2 tablet (s) per day.
Therapy should be maintained for 12 weeks.
Doctors may deviate from these dosing recommendations due to different empirical values or different indications.
The cream should be applied twice a day, at best once in the morning and evening, to the skin over the painful area.
Unlike prescription drugs, legislators have not codified the price of over-the-counter medicines. This means that every pharmacy will pay the price of Zeel® comp. N can specify in each dosage form itself and the prices differ between pharmacies.
Zeel® comp. N tablets are sold in several pack sizes.
Often, medicines are offered cheaper in online pharmacies. However, an online purchase is usually only worthwhile, due to the high delivery costs, if several medicines are purchased at the same time.