Information about Methyl Salicylate
Methyl Salicylate Uses
Methyl Salicylate is used in muscle pain and rheumatic pain.
How Methyl Salicylate works
Methyl Salicylate is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) which works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).
Common side effects of Methyl Salicylate
Application site irritation
Available Medicine for Methyl Salicylate
Expert advice for Methyl Salicylate
- 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.