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Deep-down Pain Relief

Generic name: methyl salicylate topical [METH-il-sa-LISS-il-ate-TOP-ik-al]

Brand names: Arthricare Cream, Boroleum, Castiva Cooling, Coats Aloe Analgesic Liniment, Cold and Hot Pain Relief,… show all 25 brands
Drug class: topical rubefacient

What is Deep Down Pain Relief?

The Deep Down Pain Reliever (for skin) can be used to temporarily relieve minor pains and aches caused by sprains or strains. It is also effective for pain from nerves as well as simple pain from backache. Deep-down pain relief can be used in other ways not mentioned in the medication guide.

Side Effects of Deep-Down Pain Relief 

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergy: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling in your lips, face, throat, or tongue

Deep-down pain relief can cause severe side effects. If you experience:

  • Redness or swelling in the area treated
  • Increased pain
  • Burning or severe skin irritation, such as a rash or itching.

Your body could experience milder side effects or none at all. Other possible side effects may include; to receive medical advice regarding side effects contact your healthcare provider; report adverse events by calling the FDA directly at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Aspirin, Acetaminophen, Prednisone, Ibuprofen, Meloxicam, Naproxen, and Diclofenac


Use exactly as directed on the package and label. Be sure to follow all instructions printed on the package or label.

Before you take this drug

If you've ever experienced an allergic reaction, ask your doctor or pharmacist whether Deep Down Pain Relief can be used safely. Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you're pregnant or nursing. Avoid applying the medicine to your breasts if you are breastfeeding. Children should only take this medicine with prior consultation from their physician.

How to take Deep Down Pain Relief?

Follow the instructions on the packaging or those prescribed by your physician. Take it only by mouth. Topical medicines are only to be used on the skin. Only apply to dry, clean skin. Apply only to clean and dry skin. Avoid applying to open wounds, blistered skin, or that which is sunburnt, windburned, or otherwise inflamed. This medicine is only for young children. Be sure to follow all instructions when administering this medication. Rub a thin coating of the medicine into the area that is painful. Then, apply the patch to the painful area and press firmly on the edges. After removing the skin patch, apply another one according to the instructions. Before each use, shake the spray thoroughly. After applying the medicine or touching a patch, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water. Apply the medicine using a cotton ball or a clean tissue if you don't want it to get on your finger. Wait at least 30 minutes after using the medication to wash your hands if you are treating an area on your fingers or hands. Avoid covering the treated area with bandages or heating pads. If your pain persists after seven days or your symptoms worsen or improve, call your doctor. Keep away from heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Deep-down pain relief can be used as needed. You should not take any missed doses if you have a regular dosing regimen. Never use more than one dose at a time.

What happens if I overdose?

If anyone accidentally swallows the medication, seek emergency medical care or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Deep-down pain relief should not be applied to the eyes. Rinse your eyes if you do come into contact with the medicine. Avoid getting medicine into your mouth, nose, vagina, rectum, or rectum. Avoid covering the affected area with bandages or heating pads to minimize discomfort. If the pain persists for seven days or worsens or improves over that period, seek medical advice immediately.

Interaction with other drug

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