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Methyl salicylate - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on May 11, 2020
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Information about Methyl salicylate

Generic Name : Methyl salicylate
Pronunciation : Me-thyl-Sali-cy-late
Latest prescription information about Methyl salicylate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Methyl salicylate

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Other Name(s) of Methyl salicylate

Oil of wintergreen

Overview of Methyl salicylate

Methyl salicylate is used as an analgesic / painkiller in treating the joint pain and muscle pain.

Why is Methyl salicylate Prescribed? (Indications)

Methyl salicylate is used as a local painkiller to treat minor joint and muscle pain.  


When should Methyl salicylate not be taken? (Contraindications)

Methyl salicylate is contraindicated in patients allergic to it or to aspirin.

What is the dosage of Methyl salicylate?

Methyl salicylate is available as several topical preparations like a gel, lotion, cream, ointment, oil or spray.
It should be gently applied over the painful area.

How should Methyl salicylate be taken?

Methyl salicylate should be applied to the affected area up to a maximum of four times a day.

What are the warnings and precautions for Methyl salicylate?

Do not cover the skin with a bandage or heating pad after applying for the medicine.
Do not use it on broken skin.
Keep it away from your eyes.
Do not get the medication on contact lens or dentures.

What are the side effects of Methyl salicylate?

  Skin: Burning, swelling, blisters, mild cold sensation

What are the other precautions for Methyl salicylate?

Do not apply to irritated skin.
Do not use heat on the treated skin
Do not apply on mucous membranes
Do not apply for the medicine right after a bath.
Wash the medicine off in case of an allergic reaction and consult your doctor immediately.

What are the Drug Interactions of Methyl salicylate?

Avoid in patients on blood thinners like warfarin due to a possible increased risk of bleeding.

What are the storage conditions for Methyl salicylate?

The drug should be stored at room temperature in a cool, dry place.

Last Updated : 3/29/2018

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