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   Benthol

Benthol
Methyl Salicyl/menthol - Top


This is used to relieve pain of muscle aches and sprains, rheumatism, arthritis and similar conditions.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Analgesic, Epiderm, Vr Cold/hot Pian Relief, Muscle Rub, Extra Strength Muscle Rub, Methyl Salicylate, Analgesic Balm, Back Rub, V-R Cold/hot Pain Relief, Arctic Heat, Cold & Hot, Bengay, Bengay Arthritis Formula, Muscle Rub Ultra Strength, Extra Strength Muscle Balm


 
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benthol
Analgesic, Epiderm, Vr Cold/hot Pian Relief, Muscle Rub, Extra Strength Muscle Rub, Methyl Salicylate, Analgesic Balm, Back Rub, V-R Cold/hot Pain Relief, Arctic Heat, Cold & Hot, Bengay, Bengay Arthritis Formula, Muscle Rub Ultra Strength, Extra Strength Muscle Balm

Uses
This is used to relieve pain of muscle aches and sprains, rheumatism, arthritis and similar conditions.


Storage
  • 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.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Benthol may be harmful if swallowed.

How To Use
  • 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.

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.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you have: other illnesses, allergies (especially to aspirin or aspirin-like drugs).
  • Benthol should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Missed 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.

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.

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