methyl salicylate topical

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methyl salicylate topical

Pronunciation:METH il sa LISS il ate TOP ik al
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What is the most important information I should know about methyl salicylate topical?

Methyl salicylate topical can cause a cold or burning sensation, which is usually mild and should lessen over time. If the burning sensation causes significant discomfort, wash the treated skin area with soap and water.

Do not apply to open wounds or irritated skin, and avoid getting the medicine on contact lenses, dentures, and other items that come into contact with sensitive areas of your body.

emtCall your doctor if your pain does not improve after using this medication for 7 days, or if your symptoms get worse or get better and then come back in a few days.

What is methyl salicylate topical?

Methyl salicylate topical (for the skin) is used for temporary relief of muscle or joint pain caused by strains, sprains, arthritis, bruising, or backaches.

Methyl salicylate topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using methyl salicylate topical?

Ask a doctor or pharmacist about using methyl salicylate topical if you have any allergies (especially to aspirin or other salicylates), or if you have a serious medical condition.

It is not known whether methyl salicylate topical will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

nobrfeedIt is not known whether methyl salicylate topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not apply methyl salicylate topical to your breast area if you are breast-feeding a baby.
nochildDo not use this medication on a child younger than 12 years old without medical advice.

How should I use methyl salicylate topical?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Methyl salicylate topical can cause a cold or burning sensation wherever it is applied. This sensation is usually mild and should gradually lessen over time.

Make sure your skin is clean and dry before you apply methyl salicylate topical.

donotDo not apply methyl salicylate topical to open wounds, or to skin that is sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or otherwise irritated.
avoideyesDo not get this medication in your eyes. If this does happen, rinse with water.

Also avoid getting this medication on contact lenses, dentures, and other items that come into contact with sensitive areas of your body.

To keep the medication from getting on your fingers when you apply it, you may use a rubber glove, finger cot, cotton ball, or clean tissue to apply the medicine.

When using methyl salicylate topical cream, gel, lotion, oil, ointment, or spray: apply a thin layer to the affected area and rub in gently until completely absorbed.

To use methyl salicylate topical liquid or stick, uncap the applicator and press it firmly on your skin to apply the medication. Massage gently onto the affected are until completely absorbed.

To apply a methyl salicylate topical patch, remove the liner and apply the patch to your skin over the area of pain. Press the edges firmly into place. Remove the patch and apply a new patch 1 or 2 times daily if needed.

Methyl salicylate topical may be used up to 4 times daily or as directed on the medicine label.

icon27Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after applying methyl salicylate topical or handling the topical patch. If you have applied the medicine to your hands or fingers to treat pain in those areas, wait at least 30 minutes before washing your hands.
donotDo not cover treated skin with a bandage or heating pad, which can increase the burning sensation. You may cover the skin with clothing.

Avoid applying methyl salicylate topical right after bathing or shaving. Using this medication on freshly shaved skin areas can cause severe skin irritation.

If the cold or burning sensation caused by methyl salicylate is painful or causes significant discomfort, wash the treated skin area with soap and water.

emtCall your doctor if your pain does not improve after using this medication for 7 days, or if your symptoms get worse or get better and then come back in a few days.
rtStore this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat, in a place where children and pets cannot get to it.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since methyl salicylate topical is used as needed, it does not have a daily dosing schedule. Call your doctor promptly if your symptoms do not improve after using methyl salicylate topical.

What happens if I overdose?

emtSeek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed this medication.

What should I avoid while using methyl salicylate topical?

externalAvoid getting this medication in your mouth, nose, rectum, or vagina. If this does happen, rinse with water.

Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, nose, genitals, or rectum until the medication has been washed off your hands. Also avoid handling food while the medication is still on your hands.

What are the possible side effects of methyl salicylate topical?

emtGet emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
donotWash off the medicine at once if you have severe burning or irritation where the medicine was applied.

Less serious side effects may include a mild cold or burning sensation.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect methyl salicylate topical?

It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied methyl salicylate topical. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about methyl salicylate topical.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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