Methyl Salicylate + Menthol
This cream is indicated for the fast relief of minor aches and pains of muscles & joints associated with-
- Joint Pain
- Back Pain
- Arthritic Pain
- Neck & Shoulder Pain
This cream is a specially formulated Methyl salicylate and Menthol cream. It penetrates into skin to provide fast relief from pain and stiffness of minor arthritis and muscle aches. This cream is fast-acting, strong medicine that penetrates deep down to provide long-lasting and effective relief. Methyl salicylate has been shown that first-pass metabolism exists in the skin and rapidly hydrolyzing salicylate ester to release the active salicylate in both epidermis and dermis. It alleviates pain and inflammation by inhibiting the synthesis of prostaglandins that occur in inflamed tissues. Menthol increases the penetration of drugs when applied on the skin to give a faster onset of action. It dilates the blood vessels causing a sensation of coldness followed by an analgesic effect.
Dosage & Administration
Adult and children 2 years of age and older: Apply a thin layer to the affected area and gently massage until this cream disappears. Apply to the affected area not more than 3 to 4 times daily.
Methyl Salicylate is systemically absorbed through the skin in measurable amounts and may increase Warfarin action by affecting Vitamin K metabolism or by displacing warfarin from protein-binding sites.
Allergy to salicylate or sensitivity to any of the components. Application to broken skin or raw surfaces is contraindicated.
Redness or irritation may occur, especially in persons with sensitive skin. Adverse reactions possibly involved are mild to moderate local irritation, erythema, rash, desquamation, pruritis and relative local reaction at the application site.
Pregnancy & Lactation
This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding.
Precautions & Warnings
For external use only. Use only as directed. Do not use with a heating pad. Keep away from children to avoid accidental ingestion. Do not swallow. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control centre immediately. Do not bandage tightly. Keep away from eyes, mucous membranes, broken or irritated skin. If skin redness or excessive irritation develops, pain lasts for more than 10 days or with arthritis-like conditions in children under 12, do not use and call a physician.
Large amount of topical application may cause absorption through the skin and may cause salicylism. Symptoms of salicylism include tinnitus,hearing loss, nausea, vomiting etc.
Local Antipruritic, Topical Analgesics, Topical anti-inflammatory preparations
It should be stored in a cool and dry place, away from light, temperature not exceeding 30°C. Keep out of reach of children.