Drug Name: BENTHOL
METHYL SALICYLATE & MENTHOL - TOPICAL (METH-ill-sal-ISS-ill-ate AND MEN-thall)
COMMON BENTHOL BRAND NAME(S):
BenGay, Icy Hot, Mentholatum Deep Heat
BENTHOL SIDE EFFECTS:
Redness or irritation may occur, especially in persons with sensitive skin. If this continues or skin becomes itchy, swollen or you develop a rash, notify your doctor. If applied to large areas or broken skin, the medication may be absorbed. Notify your doctor if you experience ringing in the ears, nausea or vomiting while using BENTHOL. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
HOW TO USE BENTHOL:
BENTHOL: BENTHOL is for use on the skin only. Do not use on scraped, irritated or broken skin. To use, apply a thin layer to the affected area and rub in gently. Do not cover with a tight bandage or use with a heating pad as this may cause skin damage. Avoid use near the eyes and mucous membranes. Wash hands thoroughly after applying.
This is used to relieve pain of muscle aches and sprains, rheumatism, arthritis and similar conditions.
Tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing illness or any allergies especially to aspirin or aspirin-like products. BENTHOL should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
BENTHOL DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including blood thinners. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.
If the condition for which this was prescribed does not appear to improve after 7 to 10 days, notify your health care professional.
MISSED BENTHOL DOSE:
If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) as directed. Keep this and all medication out of the reach of children.