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Menthol/methyl salicylate (On the skin)

Menthol (MEN-thol), Methyl Salicylate (METH-il sa-LIS-i-late)

Treats pain. This medicine is a topical analgesic.

Brand Name(s):

Analgesic Balm, Bengay Greaseless, Calypxo, Castiva Cooling, Flexall 454 Maximum Strength, Golden Sunshine Herbal, Golden Sunshine Natural Herbal Pain Terminator, Good Neighbor Pharmacy Muscle Rub, Good Sense Cool 'N' Heat, Good Sense Muscle Rub, Icy Hot, Icy Hot Balm, Menthoderm, Mentholatum Deep Heating, Muscle Rub

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to menthol, methyl salicylate, or wintergreen.

How to Use This Medicine:

Cream, Gel/Jelly, Lotion, Ointment

If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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