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Biofreeze Gel is a topical analgesic used for the relief of minor aches and pains. The active ingredient in Biofreeze gel, menthol, is known as a counterirritant as it causes the skin to feel cool and then warm. Biofreeze gels are used to provide relief from itching and skin irritation caused by sunburn, insect bites, or minor scrapes.
Biofreeze Gel is easy to apply and has been trusted by physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and sports medicine practitioners to help treat a variety of ailments. It is an effective pain reliever that works by temporarily numbing sore muscles and joints, reducing inflammation, and aiding in the healing process.
Uses and Dosage
Biofreeze comes in the form of a gel and can be applied directly to the affected area. Read the instructions on the label and follow the directions for proper use. Biofreeze Gel is for use on the skin only. Apply to the affected area no more than 3 to 4 times a day. Use Biofreeze Gel as ordered by your doctor and read all the information given to you.
When using Biofreeze Gel, make sure to wash your hands before and after use and to clean and dry the affected area before applying. Apply a thin layer of gel to the affected skin and rub itntly. Do not put gel on cuts, scrapes, damaged skin, open wounds, or irritated skin. Additionally, do not bandage the area tightly.
If you are utilizing Biofreeze gel on a regular basis and miss a dose, administer it as soon as you remember. If you are utilizing Biofreeze gel on an as-needed basis, do not use it more frequently than prescribed by your doctor.
Gel Side Effects
Allergic Reaction of Biofreeze Gel Include
- Peeling skin with or without fever
- Red itching
- Swallowing, or talking
- Tightness in the chest or throat
- Trouble breathing
- Unusual hoarseness or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Other Common Side Effects of Biofreeze Gel
- Skin irritation
- Burning or stinging feeling
Form and Strength
Biofreeze Gel is available in the following forms and strengths:
- No dose
- Biofreeze Gel may cause harm if swallowed. If Biofreeze Gel is swallowed, it is important to call a doctor or poison control center right away.
- When using Biofreeze Gel, avoid using a heating pad or any other heating device on the treated area. This is because the medicine may catch on fire if exposed to open flames or hot temperatures.
- Biofreeze Gel may catch on fire if exposed to open flames or hot temperatures, so avoid using it near an open flame or while smoking.
- If your symptoms or health issues do not improve or worsen, it is recommended that you contact your doctor immediately.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Biofreeze gel please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you are pregnant or plan to get pregnant before using Biofreeze Gel, you will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using the medication while pregnant, as the safety of Biofreeze Gel has not been established in pregnant women.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Who should not use Biofreeze?
Do not use it on open wounds, broken skin, or irritated skin. Rinse with water if this medicine gets in your eyes or mouth. Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine.
What other drugs will affect Biofreeze?
Medicine used on the skin is not likely to be affected by other drugs you use.
Does Biofreeze interact with other drugs?
Because it is a topical pain reliever with a low absorption rate, it is unlikely that Biofreeze will negatively interact with other medications. However, it is always smart to consult a healthcare professional before beginning a new treatment.
It's important to purchase Biofreeze Gel from verified Canadian pharmacy.