Methyl Salicylate indications
Methyl Salicylate cream is for the temporary relief of pain associated with strains of joints and muscles, arthritis, rheumatism, lumbago, and fibrositis. Methyl Salicylate cream can also be used for pre-sport warm-up and after sport as required.
Uses of Methyl Salicylate in details
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.
Methyl Salicylate description
Each 100 g of cream contains Methyl Salicylate 11 g, eugenol 1.4 g, menthol 5.6 g, cajuput oil 0.8 g and washable base.
Methyl Salicylate dosage
Apply generously on the affected area 2-3 times daily or whenever necessary.
Methyl Salicylate interactions
Absorption of Methyl Salicylate through the skin can occur after excessive topical application, and interactions would be expected to be as for other salicylates
Methyl Salicylate side effects
As aspirin, The most common adverse effects of therapeutic doses of aspirin are gastrointestinal disturbances such as nausea, dyspepsia, and vomiting. Gastrointestinal symptoms may be minimized by giving aspirin with food. Irritation of the gastric mucosa with erosion, ulceration, haematemesis, and melaena may occur. Histamine H2-antagonists, proton pump inhibitors, and prostaglandin analogs such as misoprostol may be used in the management of aspirin-induced mucosal damage. Slight blood loss, which is often asymptomatic, may occur in about 70% of patients; it is not usually of clinical significance but may, in a few patients, cause iron-deficiency anemia during long-term therapy. Such occult blood loss is not affected by giving aspirin with food but may be reduced by the use of enteric-coated or other modified-release tablets, H2-antagonists, or high doses of antacids. Major upper gastrointestinal bleeding occurs rarely.
Some persons, especially those with asthma, chronic urticaria, or chronic rhinitis, exhibit notable hypersensitivity to aspirin, which may provoke reactions including urticaria and other skin eruptions, angioedema, rhinitis, and severe, even fatal, paroxysmal bronchospasm and dyspnoea. Persons sensitive to aspirin often exhibit cross-sensitivity to other NSAIDs.
Aspirin increases bleeding time, decreases platelet adhesiveness, and, in large doses, can cause hypoprothrombinaemia. It may cause other blood disorders, including thrombocytopenia.
Aspirin and other salicylates may cause hepatotoxicity, particularly in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis or other connective tissue disorders. In children the use of aspirin has been implicated in some cases of Reye’s syndrome, leading to severe restrictions on the indications for aspirin therapy in children. For further details see under Reye’s Syndrome,.
Aspirin given rectally may cause local irritation; anorectal stenosis has been reported.
Methyl Salicylate contraindications
All NSAIDs are contraindicated in patients with active peptic ulceration; in addition, the non-selective NSAIDs should be used with caution, if at all, in patients with a history of such disorders. To reduce the risk of gastrointestinal effects, NSAIDs may be taken with or after food or milk
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