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Thera-gesic

Generic Name: Methyl Salicylate and Menthol Cream and Ointment (METH il sa LIS i late & MEN thol)
Brand Name: Menthoderm, Thera-Gesic Plus
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for Thera-Gesic Plus. Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.
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This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine (Thera-Gesic Plus). Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine (Thera-Gesic Plus) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor. Use this medicine (Thera-Gesic Plus) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Learn more

Thera-gesic Side Effects

Thera-Gesic Plus Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about menthol / methyl salicylate topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Thera-Gesic Plus.

Applies to menthol / methyl salicylate topical: external cream, external lotion, external ointment

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Skin irritation.
  • Redness.
  • Very bad belly pain.
  • Throwing up blood or throw up that looks like coffee grounds.
  • Black, tarry, or bloody stools.
  • Very bad dizziness or passing out.
  • Chest pain or pressure.
  • Weakness on 1 side of the body, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, drooping on one side of the face, or blurred eyesight.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Burning.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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  • Drug class: topical rubefacient

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Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Thera-gesic