Adults and children 12 years of age and older (Cream, balm, spray, stick, spray, balm, and foam): Apply liberally to affected area up to 3 to 4 times daily. Do not use on open wound or damaged skin. Do not use with a heating pad.
Children under 12 years of age: Consult a doctor.
For those 18 years and over, one patch should be placed on the affected area for 8 to 12 hours. A second patch may be added after removing the first one if pain continues. Do not use for more than 2 patches a day or for more than 3 days in a row.
DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Menthol/methylsalicylate is used as a
topical analgesic. It works by first cooling the skin then warming it up, providing a topical anesthetic and analgesic action on the affected area. The cooling and warning action may interfere with transmission of pain signals through nerves.
Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD
Menthol, methylsalicylate – Prescribing Information.
MedscapeReference.com. Menthol, methylsalicylate.
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