What are the benefits of applying Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch?

Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch features a Transdermal Drug Delivery System (TDDS), whereby the pain relief medicine is spread across an ultra-thin and highly stretchable piece of cloth with a soft adhesive, that when applied directly to the skin enables medicine to be delivered directly to the site of pain.

The thinness and flexibility of Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch makes them extremely discreet and allows them to be applied to the most common sites of muscular pain.

Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch provides an alternative for pain sufferers, including those who prefer to avoid the use of tablets or capsules available as over the counter pain relief medications. Unlike tablets and capsules, the active ingredients in Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch are absorbed through the skin directly at the site of pain.

How soon should I expect pain relief after applying Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch?

Pain relief generally occurs within one hour of application, but in some individuals pain relief may be shorter or longer.

If pain recurs 8-12 hours after applying the first patch a second patch can be applied. Only use one patch at a time.

How many Salonpas® Pain Relief Patches can I apply at a time?

Apply only 1 patch at a time.

Can I use Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch on an ongoing basis?

Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch temporarily relieves symptomatic pain associated with strains and sprains. If your symptoms persist beyond 3 days, you should stop using and seek medical attention from your doctor.

Can Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch be used with oral pain relief products?

Speak with your doctor or pharmacist regarding this; it is important to read both product labels carefully.

Can I cut Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch?

The patch cannot be cut into pieces because we do not have any data that guarantees the effectiveness when cut into different sizes.

What are the active ingredients in Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch?

Methyl salicylate and levomenthol; both are pain relievers or analgesics. Methyl salicylate is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug).

What is the shelf-life/expiration date of Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch?

Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch should not be used after the expiry date which is stated on the box, or more than 3 months after the packaging is first opened.

How often can I use Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch per day?

Do not use more than 2 patches per day.

Can I engage in physical activity while wearing Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch?

Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch is ultra-thin, flexible and highly stretchable, which makes them extremely discreet and allows them to be applied to the most common sites of muscular pain and accommodate physical activity. It is always advisable, though, to always seek advice from your doctor before you undertake any strenuous activity if you are experiencing pain.

When should Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch NOT be used?

Do not use Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch:

  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients of the medicine.
  • If you suffer with allergic conditions, have a history of allergy or had attacks of asthma, especially when taking other pain killers, medicines to reduce fever and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
  • If you are taking similar pain relieving products as the combination can cause additional side effects, if in doubt ask your pharmacist.
  • If you have had a severe heart condition.
  • If you have severe problems with your kidneys or liver.
  • If you have any bleeding ulcers or bleeding problem.
  • If you are in the third trimester (last 3 months) of pregnancy.
  • On children and adolescents under 18 years of age.
  • On open wounds, irritated skin, eyes or mucosa.
  • If you suffer with allergic conditions or have a history of allergy, especially when taking other pain killers, medicines to reduce fever and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Can children use Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch?

No, Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch is not indicated for use in children and adolescents under 18 years of age. Please seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist for suitable alternatives.

Can I use Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch if pregnant?

Use in the first and second trimester is not recommended. Do not use in the third trimester. Please seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist for suitable alternatives.

Can I use Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch while breast-feeding?

As with many medicines, use whilst breast-feeding is not recommended. Please seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist for suitable alternatives.

Salonpas® Gel-Patch FAQs

What can Salonpas® Gel-Patch be used for?

Salonpas® Gel-Patch can be used for relieving pains associated with bruises, sprains, backache, arthritis and muscle pain.

Who Can use Salonpas® Gel-Patch?

Salonpas® Gel-Patch can be used by adults and children 12 years of age and over.

Consult a doctor in case of children under 12 years of age.

Can I use Salonpas® Gel-Patch during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Please consult your Doctor, Pharmacist or Midwife before use.

Can I use Salonpas® Gel-Patch in conjunction with other topical treatments?

Do not use other topical treatments in the same area. You can use other topical treatment on other parts of the body at the same time. Do not use with a heating pad.

Can I use Salonpas® Gel-Patch with Oral pain killers?

Before use please consult your Doctor or Pharmacist if you are taking prescribed/non-prescribed medicine, oral pain killers.

Can Salonpas® Gel-Patch be used with other medicines?

If you are taking a medicine on regular basis you should consult with your Doctor or Pharmacist before using Salonpas® Gel-Patch. This includes medication prescribed by your Doctor and medicines you have bought without a prescription.

Can I take a shower or have a bath while using the Patch?

The products are not designed to be worn during a shower or bath.

Who should not use Salonpas® Gel-Patch?

Do not use Salonpas® Gel-Patch on wounds or damaged skin, or if you are allergic to any ingredients in Salonpas® Gel-Patch.

Will I feel anything when Salonpas® Gel-Patch is applied to the skin?

The cooling effect will last for up to 6 hours while the patch is on your skin. If skin irritation occurs take the patch off immediately, and consult a Doctor or Pharmacist.