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Salonpas® Arthritis Pain Patch

Product Highlights

For temporary relief of mild to moderate pain

  • Arthritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • FDA Approved OTC Pain Relieving Patches
  • Apply for 8-12 Hours
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How to Apply
Available Exclusively at
  • Walgreens

Salonpas® Arthritis Pain Patch

For temporary relief of mild to moderate pain

Salonpas® Arthritis Pain Patch contains two powerful pain fighting ingredients, menthol and methyl salicylate (an NSAID – a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug).

Contents: 20 patches
Patch Size: 2.75” × 3.94” (7cm x 10cm)

Active Ingredients

  • Menthol 3%, Topical Analgesic
  • Methyl salicylate 10% (NSAID: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug), Topical Analgesic


Temporarily relieves mild to moderate aches & pains of muscles & joints associated with:

  • arthritis
  • sprains
  • strains
  • bruises
  • simple backache


For external use only

Stomach bleeding warning:

This product contains an NSAID, which may cause severe stomach bleeding. The chance is small but higher if you:

  • are age 60 or older
  • have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems
  • take a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
  • take other drugs containing prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs [aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others]
  • have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
  • take more or for a longer time than directed

Do not use

  • on the face or rashes
  • on wounds or damaged skin
  • if allergic to aspirin or other NSAIDs
  • with a heating pad
  • when sweating (such as from exercise or heat)
  • any patch from a pouch that have been open for 14 or more days
  • right before or after heart surgery

Ask a doctor before use if

  • you are allergic to topical products
  • the stomach bleeding warning applies to you
  • you are taking a diuretic
  • you have high blood pressure, heart disease, or kidney disease

When using this product

  • wash hands after applying or removing patch. Avoid contact with eyes. If eye contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.
  • the risk of heart attack or stroke may increase if you use more than directed or for longer than directed

Stop use and ask a doctor if:

  • stomach pain or upset gets worse or lasts
  • you feel faint, vomit blood, or have bloody or black stools. These are signs of stomach bleeding.
  • rash, itching or skin irritation develops
  • condition worsens
  • symptoms last for more than 3 days
  • symptoms clear up and occur again within a few days

If pregnant or breast-feeding

Ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use methyl salicylate at 20 weeks or later in pregnancy unless definitely directed to do as by a doctor because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.

Keep out of reach of children.

If put in mouth, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) right away. Package not child resistant. Dispose of the used patches after folding sticky ends together.


Adults 18 years and older:

  • only use one patch at a time
  • clean and dry affected area
  • remove patch from backing film and apply to skin (see illustration)
  • apply one patch to the affected area and leave in place for up to 8 to 12 hours
  • if pain lasts after using the first patch, a second patch may be applied for up to another 8 to 12 hours
  • do not use more than 2 patches per day
  • do not use for more than 3 days in a row
  • the used patch should be a removed from skin when a new one is applied

Children under 18 years of age:

do not use; this product has not been shown to work in children

Other information

  • Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F).
  • Avoid storing product in direct sunlight
  • Protect product from excessive moisture
  • Some individuals may not experience pain relief until several hours after applying the patch

Inactive Ingredients

alicyclic saturated hydrocarbon resin, backing cloth, film, mineral oil, polyisobutylene, polyisobutylene 1,200,000, styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer, synthetic aluminum silicate