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Mentholatum Pain Gel

Generic name: Use of Methyl Salicylate Topical for Maximum Results [METH-il-sa-LISS-il-ate TOP-ik-al]
Brand names:
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Drug class: topical rubefacient

What is Mentholatum Pain Gel?

Mentholatum Pain Gel (for the skin) is used to temporarily relieve minor aches and discomforts due to strains, sprains, arthritis, bruising pain, simple pain, or pain in the lower spine. Mentholatum Pain Gel can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Mentholatum Pain Gel

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

Mentholatum Pain Gel may cause serious side effects. Mentholatum Pain Gel should be stopped immediately, and a doctor should be consulted if:

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

You may experience less serious side effects or none at all. There may be other side effects. For medical advice regarding side effects, always seek medical advice from your healthcare provider. To report side effects directly, call the FDA's hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Use exactly as directed on the package and label.Simply follow the directions provided on your label or package.

Before you take this drug

If you've ever experienced an allergic reaction, ask your doctor or pharmacist whether Mentholatum Pain Gel is safe for use. Before taking this medication if you are pregnant or nursing, consult with your healthcare provider first. Avoid applying this medication to the nipple region if you are breastfeeding. This medicine should not be used on children without consulting a doctor.

How to take  Mentholatum Pain Gel?

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. Only apply to dry, clean skin. Apply only to clean and dry skin. Avoid applying it to open wounds, blistered skin, or skin that has been sunburned. Be certain to follow all instructions when administering this medicine to a child. Apply a thin coating of medication and rub it gently into the affected area. Apply the patch directly over the area causing pain, pressing firmly against its edges. Remove it after 24 hours and follow your instruction manual's steps when replacing it with another patch. Before each use, shake the spray thoroughly. After applying the medicine or handling a patch, wash your hands with soap. Apply the medicine using a cotton ball, rubber glove, finger cot, or a clean tissue to avoid getting it on your fingers. Wait at least 30 minutes after applying medication to the area on your fingers or hands before washing your hands with soap and water. Avoid covering the area being treated with bandages or heating pads. If your symptoms worsen or improve after seven days, contact your physician immediately. Store away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Mentholatum pain gel is applied when necessary. You can skip any missed dose if you have a regular dosing schedule. Never use two doses in one go.

What happens if I overdose?

If anyone accidentally swallows medication, seek emergency medical assistance immediately or contact Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222 for help.

What should be avoided?

Avoid getting Mentholatum Pain Gel in your eyes. Rinse your eyes with water if you do come into contact. Prevent getting any medicine into your mouth, nose, rectum or vagina. Avoid getting the medication on your contact lenses, dentures, and other items that come into contact with sensitive parts of your body. Do not use other medications without consulting your doctor.

Interaction with other drug

Inform your physician of all medications you take, both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Inform your doctor of all the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter and prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal remedies.