What is the Salonpas pain patch?
Salonpas pain patch (for the skin) is used to provide temporary relief from minor aches and tensions caused by strains, bruises, arthritis, nerve pain, and easy backache or discomfort in the lower back.
Salonpas pain patch can also be used to treat conditions that are not mentioned in this medication guide.
Side effects of Salonpas pain patch
See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms or warning signs of an allergic response, such as symptoms of hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.
Salonpas pain patch may cause serious side effects. Stop taking salonpas pain patch and call your physician immediately. If you suffer from:
- The swelling or redness of the treated area
- More pain, more pain
- Intense skin irritation like an intense burning or skin irritation such as itchy rash, itching painful, blisters, or pain.
More minor side effects might be more likely, or you could not experience any whatsoever.this isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Other side effects could occur. Seek advice from your doctor for medical advice regarding adverse reactions. If you experience any side negative effects to the fda by calling 1-800-fda-1088.
Follow the instructions on the label as well as the packaging. Make sure you use the product exactly as it is indicated.
Before you take this drug
Consult a physician or pharmacist to determine if salonpas pain patch is safe to use if you've ever experienced an allergic reaction (especially in the case of aspirin or other salicylates).talk to your doctor prior to taking this medication if you are nursing or pregnant.
If you breastfeed, stay clear of applying this medication to your nipple region.do not give this medication to a child without medical guidance.
How to take Salonpas pain patch?
Follow exactly the instructions on the label or as recommended by your physician.do not chew it. Topical medicines are meant for use on only the skin.apply only to dry and clean skin. Do not apply too much to large areas of the skin.don't apply it to open wounds or on skin that has been burned, sunburned, blistered, or otherwise irritated.only certain types of this medication are suitable for use with young children. Follow all directions when using this medicine for the child.
Apply a thin layer of medication to the area that is painful and massage gently.place the patch of skin over the area of pain, and press the edges with firm pressure. Take the patch off and place a fresh one according to the instructions.mix and shake the spray thoroughly prior to every use.
Cleanse your hands using soap and water after applying the medication or handling the skin patch. To prevent the medication from getting on your hands, apply it with an elastic glove, a finger cotton ball, a cot, or a clean tissue.
If you're using the medication to treat a part of your fingers or hands, be sure to take it at least 30 minutes prior to washing your hands.do not cover your areas with bandages or a heating pad.stop taking this medication and consult your physician if your pain does not improve after seven days or if the symptoms start to get worse or better. Return within a few weeks.keep at room temperature, far from heat, moisture, and direct sunlight.
Do i be concerned if i miss a dose?
Salonpas pain patch is applied to treat pain when it is required. If you're on a schedule for taking your dose, do not miss any doses. Don't take two doses at once.
What will happen if i take excessively?
For medical emergencies, seek emergency treatment or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222 in the event that anyone has swallowed the medication accidentally.
What should be avoided?
Do not get salonpas pain patch in your eyes. If contact occurs, then rinse your eyes with water. Avoid getting the medicine into your mouth, nose, or vagina.
Avoid getting the medication on your contact lenses, dentures, and other products that touch delicate areas of your body.beware of using any other medication in the same areas of treatment without medical guidance.
Interaction with other drugs
Skin care products are unlikely to affect any other medications that you are taking; however, there are many drugs that interact. Inform your doctor about all of your current medications that you take, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal remedies.