methylsalicylate/menthol/camphor topical (OTC)

Brand and Other Names:Muscle Rub, Air Salonpas, more...Bengay Ultra Strength Cream, Salonpas Pain Relieving Patch, Flexall Ultra Plus
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Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

methylsalicylate/menthol/camphor

topical spray

  • 1.75%/3.2%/3%

topical cream/gel

  • 10%/16%/3.1%
  • 30%/10%/4%

topical patch

  • 6.3%/5.7%/1.2%
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Analgesia for Minor Muscle/Joint Pain

Apply liberal amount topically to affected area and massage

Apply patch to affected area

Safety and efficacy not established

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Stinging/burning/tingling sensation of skin

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

Severe renal impairment

Cautions

Topical use only

Avoid eyes

Avoid using over large surface area or for prolonged duration, particularly in young children (risk of salicylism)

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: C

Lactation: Unknown whether distributed in breast milk

Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of healthcare professional before using OTC drugs

Pregnancy Categories

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.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Anti-inflammatory, analgesia, local anesthesia

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