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Arctic Relief

Generic name: camphor and menthol topical [KAM-for-and-MEN-thol-TOP-ik-al]
Brand names: Alevex Pain Relieving, Alevex Pain Relieving Roll-On, Anti-Itch Steroid Free, Arctic Relief, Avedana Pain Relieving Roll-On,… show all 23 brands
Drug class: topical rubefacient

What is Arctic Relief?

Arctic Relief (for the face) is a blend product that helps relieve itching and minor muscle or joint pain. It can also be used as an ice pack to ease the symptoms of the common cold.Arctic Relief may also be employed for reasons not mentioned in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of Arctic Relief

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as symptoms of hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Arctic relief may cause serious adverse effects. Stop taking Arctic Relief and call your doctor right away in the event that you experience:

  • Intense burning, stinging, or irritation in the area where the medicine was applied.
  • Breathing issues after applying this medication to the chest.

More minor side effects might be more likely, and there may be no side effects whatsoever.This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the directions on the label and in the package. Make sure you use the product exactly as it is indicated.

Before you take this drug

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if it's safe to use Arctic Relief when you have sensitive skin.Do not take this medication for a child or infant without consulting your physician.Consult a physician before taking this medication if you are nursing or pregnant.If you are breastfeeding, refrain from applying this medication to your nipple areas.

How to take Arctic Relief?

Take note of and follow the instructions that are included in your medication. Consult your physician or pharmacist if you don't understand the instructions.In the beginning, make sure to apply the cream only to a small area to determine the reaction of your skin to the medication.Do not chew it. Topical medicines are to be used solely on the skin. Avoid applying it to open wounds or to sunburned, scaly, dry, or irritated skin.Wash your hands thoroughly prior to and after applying the medicine.Camphor or menthol can trigger the sensation of discomfort, a sensation of cold, or a burning sensation. This is generally mild and will diminish with time and usage. If the sensation causes severe discomfort, clean the skin using soap and water.Do not wrap the treated skin with a bandage or a heating pad.Avoid applying this medication within 1 hour prior to or for 30 minutes after you have taken a bath or shower.Consult your physician if symptoms don't get better after seven weeks of therapy or if you are suffering from a fever and headache, a headache, or an itch or eruption. You should also contact your doctor if you are experiencing pain or if your pain disappears and returns in several days.Keep the storage at room temperature, free of heat and moisture. Be sure to protect the store from sunlight. Keep away from flames or extreme heat. Avoid burning or puncturing an empty container.

What happens if I miss the dose?

The use of menthol and camphor is in the event of need and doesn't have an ad-hoc dosing schedule. Don't apply the product more frequently than the time indicated by the manufacturer on its label.

What happens if I overdose?

A dose from Arctic Relief is not expected to cause harm. You should seek medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222 in the event that anyone accidentally ingests the drug.

What should be avoided?

Do not put this medicine through your nose, eyes, or mouth. If contact does occur, rinse your mouth with water.

Interaction with other drug

The skin care treatment is unlikely to be affected by any other medications that you are taking. But there are a variety of drugs that interact with each other. Discuss with your doctor all of your current medications, such as prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbs.