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Icy hot extra strength

Generic name: menthol topical
Brand names: active aspercreme heat pain relieving cream, biofreeze blue gel flexall
Drug class: topical rubefacient

What is Icy hot extra strength?

Menthol can be man-made or derived from extracts of mint oil. Menthol is a cooling agent that can be applied to the skin. This helps to relieve pain.

Use icy heat extra strength on the skin to temporarily relieve minor arthritis or backache pain, muscle or joint pain, or painful bruises.menthol is available in many different brands and forms. This leaflet does not list all brands.this medication guide does not list all possible uses for icy heat extra strength.

Side effects of Icy hot extra strength

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, or throat.

Icy hot extra strength may cause serious side effects. Icy hot extra strength should be stopped immediately, and you should consult your doctor if:

  • If you experience severe irritation, burning, stinging, or redness after taking this medication, discontinue use immediately.
  • Pain, swelling, or blisters where the medicine is applied.

Some side effects may be milder or even non-existent.there may be other side your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report adverse effects, you can contact the fda at 1-800-fda-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Aspirin, acetaminophen, tramadol, naproxen, oxycodone, and tylenol


You should read the entire label and package instructions before taking your medicine. Tell your doctor about any medical conditions you may have, allergies and medications that you take.

Before you take this drug

If you've ever experienced a reaction, ask your doctor or pharmacist whether icy-hot extra strength can be used if you had an aspirin (or salicylate) medicine.consult your doctor before taking this medication if you're pregnant or nursing.

Avoid applying menthol in areas where a nursing infant's mouth may be exposed.consult a doctor prior to using this medication on a child aged 12 or younger.

How to take Icy hot extra strength?

Follow the instructions on the label or those prescribed by your doctor.take it only by mouth. Topical medicines are only to be used on the skin. Use only on the skin. Do not apply to open wounds, irritated skin, or broken skin. If this medicine accidentally gets into your eyes or mouth, rinse with water.

Please read and follow all instructions for use that come with your medication. If you don't understand the instructions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.after applying the medicine, wash your hands.apply the medication to a small area of skin to see how it reacts.avoid using a heating pad or a bandage to cover the treated skin.

Menthol may cause a mild burning or cold sensation. This should diminish over time as you continue to use it. If the sensation is severe, wash your skin with soap and warm water.if your symptoms don't improve or worsen after seven days of treatment, call your doctor. Call your doctor if you experience pain that goes away but then returns within a couple of at room temperature. When not in use, keep the medicine tightly sealed.

What happens if i miss the dose?

You are unlikely to miss a dosage of icy-hot extra strength since it is available when you need it.

What happens if i overdose?

Overdoses of menthol are not dangerous. If anyone accidentally swallows the medication, seek emergency medical care or call poison help at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Rinse your mouth and eyes with water if you accidentally get this medication in your nose or mouth.

Use only menthol to treat the area you are treating.

Interaction with other drug

The medicine you apply to your skin is unlikely to be affected by other drugs that are taken. Many drugs interact with each other. Inform your healthcare providers of all the medicines you take, including vitamins and herbal remedies.