The Lindofluid® solution is a liquid perfusion product. It is used in bedridden patients to prevent the risk of bed sores. In addition, Lindofluid® helps with poor circulation of the skin. The active ingredient camphor and essential oils stimulate the blood circulation and refresh and cool the skin.
Lindofluid® solution Successor of Lindofluid® N
The predecessor of the Lindofluid® solution was Lindofluid® N, which was used for pain after overexertion, back pain and rheumatic complaints. However, the distribution of Lindofluid® N has been discontinued since June 2009. With a new approval and the new active ingredient camphor, the Lindofluid® solution is now available in pharmacies. The new solution is also used to loosen up the muscles and in back tension.
Effect of Lindofluid®
The preparation works with stimulating camphor and with essential oils of spruce, eucalyptus, lemon and pine. When the Lindofluid® solution is massaged into the skin, the muscles relax and loosen and blood circulation is stimulated. In addition, the fresh fragrance also contributes to mental relaxation. Athletes can massage the Lindofluid® solution into the calves and thighs before competitions or strenuous exercise to prevent muscle soreness. Even with soft tissue rheumatism, bruises, muscle spasms, muscle stiffness or a lumbago, the drug can help.
The liquid should be sprayed four times a day in small doses to the affected areas and slightly massaged into the skin, according to the manufacturer. Children under six should not be treated with Lindofluid®. Since there are still insufficient studies, the Lindofluid® solution should not be used during pregnancy and lactation. The product is for external use only.
Lindofluid® solution and side effects
As side effects of the Lindofluid® solution, allergic skin reactions may occur with prolonged use or with a turpentine allergy. Sensitive patients may be hypersensitive to the ingredients camphor and eucalyptus, which may cause respiratory distress. Lindofluid® should not be applied to mucous membranes, open wounds or damaged skin. Even with bronchial asthma and whooping cough is to be advised of an application.
Special danger threatens in case of accidental oral ingestion of the solution. Isopropanol is about twice as toxic as ethanol and can be fatal from a dose of 250 ml. Patients should be kept warm in this case and taken to a doctor immediately.