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Myoflex Cream Regular (generically known as Triethanolamine Salicylate) is a topical analgesic cream used for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with arthritis, strains, sprains, bruises, and backaches.
Triethanolamine salicylate is a salicylate, or a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), that is applied topically to the skin. It works by blocking the production of certain chemicals in the body that cause pain and inflammation.
When Myoflex Cream Regular is applied to the skin, it is absorbed into the underlying tissues and can provide relief for minor aches and pains associated with muscles and joints such as arthritis, strains, sprains, bruises, and backaches.
Use and Dosage
Myoflex Cream Regular Muscle Rub is intended only for use on the skin and should not come into contact with your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. If contact occurs, rinse the affected area with plenty of water.
Apply the medication to the affected area no more than three to four times per day, rubbing it in gently and thoroughly. After applying the cream, wash your hands unless you are treating your hands.
Avoid applying the cream to broken or irritated skin, and do not bandage or tightly wrap the affected area or use heat, such as a heating pad, as it could increase the risk of side effects. For more information, please consult your pharmacist.
If you use Myoflex on a regular basis, put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal schedule. Be sure not to put on two doses or extra doses. Myoflex is often used on an as-needed basis, but do not use more than directed by your healthcare provider.
Common Side Effects of Myoflex Cream Regular (Triethanolamine Salicylate -non-Rx):
- Skin irritation
Serious Side Effects of Myoflex Cream Regular (Triethanolamine Salicylate -non-Rx):
- 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
Forms and Strength
Myoflex Cream Regular (Triethanolamine Salicylate -non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Myoflex Cream Regular: Muscle Rub
- Do not use it if you are allergic to trolamine, salicylate, aspirin, or any other component of the cream.
- The cream is for external use only and should not be ingested or applied to broken, damaged, or irritated skin.
- Do not use it on open wounds or mucous membranes (such as the eyes, nose, mouth, or genitals).
- Avoid using heat on the treated area or tightly bandaging it as it can increase the risk of side effects or skin irritation.
- If pregnant or breastfeeding, consult with a healthcare provider before using the cream.
- If any concerning symptoms occur, such as trouble breathing, severe dizziness, rash, or swelling, stop using the cream and seek medical attention immediately.
- Do not use with other topical products that contain salicylates or other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) unless directed by a healthcare provider.
- Do not use it on children under 12 years of age unless directed by a healthcare provider.
- Avoid exposing the treated area to sunlight or UV rays while using the cream.
- If using the cream for an extended period, periodically check with a healthcare provider to ensure it is still appropriate.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Myoflex Cream Regular a prescription medication?
No, Myoflex Cream Regular is available over the counter and does not require a prescription.
How often can Myoflex Cream Regular be used?
The label instructions should be followed for how often Myoflex Cream Regular can be applied, which may vary depending on the condition being treated. If unsure, consult with a healthcare provider.
Can Myoflex Cream Regular be used with other pain medications?
Discuss all medications being taken with a healthcare provider before using Myoflex Cream Regular, particularly if using other topical products containing salicylates or other NSAIDs.
Is Myoflex Cream Regular safe for use on children?
Do not use Myoflex Cream Regular on children under 12 years of age unless directed by a healthcare provider.
It's important to purchase Myoflex Cream Regular from verified Canadian pharmacy.