MENTHOL; METHYL SALICYLATE (MEN thol; METH il sa LIS i late) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat minor pain in muscles or joints.
Arthritis Hot Pain Relief may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Wash your hands before and after use. If you are treating your hands, only wash your hands before use. Do not get it in your eyes. If you do, rinse your eyes with plenty of cool tap water. Use it as directed on the label. Do not use it more often than directed.
Apply a thin film of the medicine to the affected area. Do not apply to burned or damaged skin.
Talk to your health care provider about the use of this medicine in children. While it may be given to children as young as 2 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of Arthritis Hot Pain Relief contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: Arthritis Hot Pain Relief is only for you. Do not share Arthritis Hot Pain Relief with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-allergic reactions (skin rash, itching or hives; swelling of the face, lips, or tongue)
-stomach bleeding (bloody or black, tarry stools; spitting up blood or brown material that looks like coffee grounds)
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
-mild skin irritation, redness, or dryness
This list may not describe all possible side effects for Arthritis Hot Pain Relief. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.Source: FDA
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products on the same are of skin without talking to your healthcare professional.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
-high blood pressure
-if you often drink alcohol
-large areas of burned or damaged skin
-stomach ulcers, other stomach or intestine problems
-an unusual or allergic reaction to menthol, methyl salicylate, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Visit your health care provider for regular checks on your progress. Tell your health care provider if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. If you need to use this medicine for more than 7 days, talk to your health care provider.
If you get black, tarry stools or vomit up what looks like coffee grounds, call your health care provider right away. You may have a bleeding ulcer.
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Get rid of any unused medicine after the expiration date.
To get rid of medicines that are no longer needed or have expired:
-Take the medicine to a medicine take-back program. Check with your pharmacy or law enforcement to find a location.
-If you cannot return the medicine, check the label or package insert to see if the medicine should be thrown out in the garbage or flushed down the toilet. If you are not sure, ask your health care provider. If it is safe to put it in the trash, empty the medicine out of the container. Mix the medicine with cat litter, dirt, coffee grounds, or other unwanted substance. Seal the mixture in a bag or container. Put it in the trash.