Name: Arthricare Cream
What is Arthricare Cream (methyl salicylate topical)?
Methyl salicylate topical (for the skin) is used for temporary relief of muscle or joint pain caused by strains, sprains, arthritis, bruising, or backaches.
Methyl salicylate topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since methyl salicylate topical is used as needed, it does not have a daily dosing schedule. Call your doctor promptly if your symptoms do not improve after using methyl salicylate topical.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed this medication.
What should I avoid while using Arthricare Cream (methyl salicylate topical)?
Avoid getting this medication in your mouth, nose, rectum, or vagina. If this does happen, rinse with water.
Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, nose, genitals, or rectum until the medication has been washed off your hands. Also avoid handling food while the medication is still on your hands.