Know the basics
What is methyl salicylate-menthol used for?
Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor is used to treat minor aches and pains of the muscles/joints (e.g., arthritis, backache, sprains).
OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.
Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor may also be used to treat nerve pain.
How should I take methyl salicylate-menthol?
Use Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor on the skin only. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
For the cream, gel, and lotion forms, apply a thin layer of Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor to the affected area and rub in gently and thoroughly. You may want to use a cotton ball/swab or latex glove to apply the Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor to avoid touching the Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor with your hands.
Do not apply the Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor in the eyes, mouth, nostrils, or genitals. If you do get the Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor in those areas, flush with plenty of water. Also, do not apply Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor to skin that is injured or irritated (for example cut, scraped, sunburned).
Do not apply Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor immediately before or after activities such as bathing, swimming, sun bathing, or heavy exercise. Do not bandage or wrap the affected area or use a heating pad on that area. Doing so may increase the risk of side effects.
After applying the Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor, wash your hands unless you are using Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor to treat the hands. If treating the hands, wait at least 30 minutes after applying the Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor to wash your hands.
Use Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day.
Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor may sometimes take up to 2 months to work. Tell your doctor if your condition persists for more than 7 days, if it worsens, or if it keeps returning. If you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.
How do I store methyl salicylate-menthol?
Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor 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 Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor 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.
Know the precautions & warnings
What should I know before using methyl salicylate-menthol?
Always get advice from a healthcare professional before having this medicine if this medicine is for someone who:
- Is allergic or sensitive to or has had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine;
- Is allergic or sensitive to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen;
- Is a child under one year of age;
- Has or has had asthma;
- Is planning to apply this medicine on to skin that is broken or is delicate;
Is it safe to take methyl salicylate-menthol during pregnancy or breast-feeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor.
Know the side effects
What are the side effects of methyl salicylate-menthol?
- Warmth, stinging, or burning on the application site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
- Coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, or throat irritation may occur if you breathe in the dried residue from the Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor. Use caution to avoid inhaling the residue.
- If your doctor has directed you to use Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor do not have serious side effects.
- Stop using Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor and tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: blistering/swelling at the application site, increased/unusual pain at the application site.
- A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
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.
Know the interactions
What drugs may interact with methyl salicylate-menthol?
Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor 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, especially: coumarin anticoagulants such as warfarin
Does food or alcohol interact with methyl salicylate-menthol?
Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor 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 methyl salicylate-menthol?
Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor 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.
Understand the dosage
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor.
What is the dose of Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor for an adult?
Apply a topical patch to the affected area two to four times daily, and gently rub in until fully absorbed. Applications fewer than two times a day may cause the burning sensation to persist longer and may not provide optimum pain relief.
What is the dose of Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. 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 Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor available?
Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor is available in the following dosage forms and strengths: Patch, spray, Gel.
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 Methyl salicylate-Methol-Camphor, 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.
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Methyl salicylate-Menthol. https://www.drugs.com/cdi/methyl-salicylate-menthol-cream.html. Accessed June, 30, 2016.
Review Date: May 30, 2016 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017