Generic Name: Mentholatum deep heat rub Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is mentholatum deep heat rub used for?

Mentholatum deep heat rub is commonly used for the relief of muscular pains and stiffness including back and rheumatic pain, sciatica, fibrositis, sprains and chilblains before or after exercise.

How should I take mentholatum deep heat rub?

For topically taken form, you should:

  • Take mentholatum deep heat rub by applied on skin as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
  • Read the label carefully before using mentholatum deep heat rub.
  • Use the dosage cup for measuring an accurate volume as the directions of your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.

How do I store mentholatum deep heat rub?

Mentholatum deep heat rub   is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store mentholatum deep heat rub in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of mentholatum deep heat rub that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush mentholatum deep heat rub down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using mentholatum deep heat rub?

Before using mentholatum deep heat rub, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of mentholatum deep heat rub or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using mentholatum deep heat rub during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking mentholatum deep heat rub.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from mentholatum deep heat rub?

As taking others medicines, taking mentholatum deep heat rub can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.

Some of side effects are listed below:

  • Redness, warmth, stinging, or burning on the application site
  • Rash
  • Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
  • Severe dizziness
  • Trouble breathing
  • Blistering/swelling/severe redness at the application site
  • Increased/unusual pain at the application site
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Ringing in the ears

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with mentholatum deep heat rub?

Mentholatum deep heat rub may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products that may interact with this drug is warfarin.

Does food or alcohol interact with mentholatum deep heat rub?

Mentholatum deep heat rub may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with mentholatum deep heat rub?

Mentholatum deep heat rub may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using mentholatum deep heat rub.

What is the dose of mentholatum deep heat rub for an adult?

Adults should gently massage by applying a thin layer of  mentholatum deep heat rub into the affected area, 2 – 3 times daily and wash hands immediately after use.

What is the dose of mentholatum deep heat rub for a child?

Children over 5 years should gently massage by applying a thin layer of  mentholatum deep heat rub into the affected area,  2 – 3 times daily and wash hands immediately after use.

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients less than 5 years of age. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is mentholatum deep heat rub available?

Mentholatum deep heat rub is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Mentholatum deep heat rub, L-Menthol; Methyl Salicylate; Pine Oil

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of mentholatum deep heat rub, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: June 29, 2017 | Last Modified: June 29, 2017

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