Brand and Other Names:Bengay Cold Therapy, Icy Hot Naturals, more...Icy Hot Advanced Relief Patch, Salonsip Gel Patch, Aspercreme Heat Pain Relieving Gel, Aspercreme Max, Bengay Zero Degrees, Mentholatum Sports Pain Relief Cold, Gold Bond Foot Powder
- Classes: Analgesics, Topical
Dosing & Uses
Dosage Forms & Strengths
Analgesia for Minor Muscle/Joint Pain
Apply liberal amounts of cream/gel topically to affected area and massage
Apply patch to affected area q12hr
Safety and efficacy not established
Frequency Not Defined
Stinging/burning/tingling sensation of skin
Topical use only
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: C
Lactation: Unknown whether distributed in breast milk; use caution
Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of healthcare professional before using OTC drugs
A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.
B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.
C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.
D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.
X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.
NA:Information not available.
Mechanism of Action
Produces counterirritation; stimulates TRPM8 receptors