Methyl salicylate is used as an anti-pain topical medication, as cream, gel, ointment, lotion or spray. It is used to temporarily relieve muscle or joint pain caused by strains, pains, arthritis, bruising or backaches. Mechanism of Action
Methyl salicylate belongs to a class of medication Dosage
Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding the application and duration.
- The topical cream, gel, lotion, oil, ointment, or spray has to be applied to affected area once or twice daily, up to a maximum of 4 times daily.
Mild cold or burning sensation at the site of application,severe allergic reaction Warnings/Precautions
- It should not be taken by patients who are allergic to methyl salicylate or any of the ingredients of the topical cream/gel/lotion/ointment/spray.
- Do not apply methyl salicylate to open wounds, or sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or otherwise irritated skin.
- Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after applying methyl salicylate. 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.
- Do not apply on eyes, mouth, nose, genitals or rectum, and avoid touching these areas after applying medication to affected area and before washing your hands
- Do not cover treated skin with a bandage or heating pad, which can increase the burning sensation. You may cover the skin with clothing.
- Do not apply this immediately after shaving or bathing
- Avoid getting this medication on dentures, contact lenses or any other thing that comes in contact with sensitive parts of the body.
- Consult 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.