Salonpas Pain Relief Patches are medicated plaster patches that help alleviate muscle and joint pain caused by strains and sprains.
A Salonpas pain relief patch contains two active ingredients — methyl salicylate, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and levomenthol. These active ingredients also act as counter-irritants to the pain. Methyl salicylate metabolises into salicylic acid and has an anti-inflammatory effect which helps reduce muscles and joint inflammation. It also produces a sensation of heat in the skin and distracts your brain from the perception of pain. Levomenthol has similar painkilling effects.
Salonpas pain relief patch temporarily relieves symptoms of pain in muscles and joints caused by:
Salonpas Pain relief patches have a transdermal drug delivery system which essentially means the medicine in the patch is spread across an ultra-thin and stretchable piece of cloth, which sticks to the affected area with a soft adhesive. This pain relief patch is perfect for people who want to avoid pain killers available as oral medication.
You can only apply 1 Salonpas pain patch at a time. You can apply the next patch if the pain recurs in 8 to 12 hours after applying the first patch. You can't use more than 2 Salonpas pain patches in 24 hours.
The pain-alleviating effects of the patch are noticeable within an hour of application.
If your pain persists for three days after continuously applying Salonpas patches, then call your doctor. The patch cannot be cut into pieces because no data verifies the effectiveness of the patches when cut into different sizes.
You can use the Salonpas patches to relieve pain in the affected area of the body. First, clean and dry the affected area and wash your hands before applying the patch. Then follow the following steps:
Salonpas patches are a safe topical analgesic that almost all adults can use. But all drugs may cause side effects. However, not everyone might experience these side effects, or a few people may only experience minor side effects. You should call your doctor immediately if you experience any of these side effects or any other side effects not listed here that don't go away.
Side effects caused by Salonpas patches are:
Salonpas patch is a safe medication for everyone to use, but as with all medicines, it is not recommended by certain groups of people who:
As with many medicines, it is recommended that pregnant women and lactating mothers don't use the Salonpas patch.
Since a Salonpas patch is only meant for topical use, the chances of drug interactions are rare. However, you should inform your doctor if you are taking any medication when using a Salonpas patch.
You can generally use Salonpas patches if you take painkillers like paracetamol, opioid-type painkillers (codeine, co-codamol, tramadol or morphine.)
But, it is best to consult with your doctor before you take anti-inflammatory painkillers like aspirin, ibuprofen when you are using Salonpas patches.
You should also inform your doctor if you are taking anticoagulant medication like anisindione, dicumarol or blood thinners like warfarin when deciding to use Salonpas.
Keep this medication out of sight and reach for children. You can store this medicine in a cool, dry place where the temperature is below 25°C, away from the direct heat and light.
You can buy Salonpas Pain Relief Patches online from MedsNow. The medicines are delivered conveniently to your doorstep.
Is it okay to use Salonpas patches every day?
You can't use more than 2 Salonpas patches per day. If the pain persists after using these patches in 3 consecutive days, you need to check with your doctor.
Do Salonpas patches raise blood pressure?
Most people using Salonpas patches don't experience any side effects. However, a rare side effect is that using this medication might lead to high blood pressure. If this is the case, call your doctor immediately.
How long can you wear a Salonpas patch?
You can wear a Salonpas patch for 8 to 12 hours. If pain recurs, then you can apply a second patch. You can only use one patch at a time.