Salonpas Gel

    Uses, Side-effects, Reviews, and Precautions

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    What is Salonpas?

    Salonpas Gel is used for Anti-pain topical medication, Muscle or joint pain, Muscle strains, Arthritis, Bruising, Back pain and other conditions. Salonpas Gel may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Salonpas Gel contains Menthol and Methyl Salicylate as active ingredients.
    Salonpas Gel works by inhibiting prostaglandin formation; temporarily relieving minor pain;
    Getz Bros Philippines manufactures Salonpas Gel.
    Detailed information related to Salonpas Gel's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Salonpas Gel Uses

    Salonpas Gel is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1, 2
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    Salonpas Gel Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Salonpas Gel improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 1, 2

    Salonpas Gel - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Salonpas Gel is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Salonpas Gel - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Salonpas Gel. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 3, 4
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    Salonpas Gel - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Salonpas Gel, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
    • Blood dyscrasias
    • Candidiasis
    • Darkening of tongue
    • Pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding
    • Skin erythema
    • Taking prescription or nonprescription medicine
    • do not take by mouth. Consult with your doctor before using this medicine on open wounds, dry, chapped, irritated, or sun-burned skin.
    • wash your hands before and after applying Salonpas Gel. Clean and dry the skin area to be treated.
    • do not wash the treated area after immediately applying Salonpas Gel. Also avoid the use of other products on the treated area unless directed by your doctor.
    • applying an excessive amount may result in pilling. Use a thinner layer or lesser quantity of medicine to avoid pilling.
    • avoid getting this medication in your eyes or nose or mouth.

    Salonpas Gel - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Salonpas Gel may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Salonpas Gel may interact with the following drugs and products:
    • Alcohol
    • Anisindione
    • Anisindione Coumadin
    • Dicumarol
    • Jantoven
    • Miradon
    References: 2
    Learn more: Interactions

    Salonpas Gel - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Salonpas Gel is a contraindication. In addition, Salonpas Gel should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    Learn more: Contraindications

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    Salonpas Gel - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Salonpas Gel safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      • Methyl Salicylate: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Menthol: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Is Salonpas Gel safe while breastfeeding?
      • Methyl Salicylate: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Menthol: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Salonpas Gel medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Salonpas Gel. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Salonpas Gel

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 5, 6, 7, 8

    Overdosage of Salonpas Gel

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Salonpas Gel, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 9, 10, 11

    Storage of Salonpas Gel

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Salonpas Gel.
    References: 12, 13, 14, 15

    Expired Salonpas Gel

    • Taking a single dose of expired Salonpas Gel is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 16, 17

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

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    Salonpas Gel - Packages and Strengths

    Salonpas Gel is available in the following packages and strengths
    Salonpas Gel - Packages: 150mg + 70mg Gel in Aluminum tube x 15g (box of 1); Aluminum tube x 30g (box of 1)

    Salonpas Gel - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

    Salonpas Gel - Demographic Information


    1. Clin Ther. 2010 Jan;32(1):34-43. doi: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2010.01.016. Efficacy and safety profile of a topical methyl salicylate and menthol patch in adult patients with mild to moderate muscle strain: a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled, multicenter study. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    2. Pubchem MENTHOL - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    3. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2015; 8: 455_461. Published online 2015 Aug 26. doi: 10.2147/CCID.S84765 PMCID: PMC4554394 Salicylic acid as a peeling agent: a comprehensive review - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    4. Pubchem l-Menthol - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    5. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
    6. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    7. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    8. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
    9. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    10. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    11. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    12. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    13. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    14. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    15. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
    16. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    17. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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