Generic Name: Methyl Salicylate BP & Menthol BP
Therapeutic Class: Topical Preparation
- Additional information
- Dose And Administration
- Side Effects
- Warning & Precaution
- Use In Pregnancy And Lactation
- Drug Interaction
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Each gm cream contains methyl salicylate BP 150 mg & menthol BP 100 mg.
Methyl salicylate is a salicylic acid derivative. Salicylates inhibit cyclooxygenase, thereby reducing the formation of prostaglandins, and cause platelet dysfunction. Methyl salicylate is used topically as a counter-irritant. Upon application, it is absorbed through the skin and is applied for the relief of pain in rheumatic conditions and painful muscle or joints.
Menthol dilates the blood vessels causing a sensation of coldness, followed by an analgesic effect. Menthol also acts as a penetration enhancer, increasing the penetration of drugs when applied on the skin, to give a faster onset of action.
Alivio is indicated cream is used to relieve pain of muscle aches and sprains, rheumatism, arthritis, backache, bursitis and leg cramps.
Dose And Administration
Adults including elder: Apply to the affected area 2-3 times daily, maximum 4 times in a day.
a) Common: Generally well tolerated but may cause skin irritation at the application site.
b) Rare: Redness or irritation may occur, especially in persons with sensitive skin.
Warning & Precaution
Keep away from eyes, mucous membranes, wounds or damaged skin. If skin irritation develops discontinue use of this cream. Do not swallow. It should not be used immediately after bath.
Allergy to salicylate or sensitivity to any of the components. Application to broken skin or raw surfaces is contraindicated.
Use In Pregnancy And Lactation
This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding.
Alivio Each tube containing 10 gm/20 gm cream.
It is used topically so no interaction with other drugs.
Large amount of topical application may cause salicylism (symptoms of salicylism include tinnitus, hearing loss, nausea, vomiting etc).