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Generic Name: METHYLSALICYLATE/MENTHOL - TOPICAL Pronounced: (METH-ill-sal-ISS-ill-ate/MEN-thall) Arctic Heat Pain Relief Top Uses
This product is used to treat minor aches and pains of the
muscles/joints (e.g., arthritis, backache, sprains). Menthol and methyl
salicylate are known as counterirritants. They work by causing the skin to feel
cool and then warm. These feelings on the skin distract you from feeling the
aches/pains deeper in your muscles, joints, and tendons.
How To Use Arctic Heat Pain Relief Top
Follow all directions on the product package. If you are
uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or
This medication is for use on the skin only. Do not apply
near the eyes, mouth, nose, or genitals, and be careful not to touch those
areas while the medication is on your hands. If you do get the medication in
those areas, flush with plenty of water. Wash your hands well before inserting
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