What is Icy Hot?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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See also: Icy Hot Extra Strength

IcyHot is a topical analgesic heat rub meant for relieving pains such as arthritis, backache, muscle strains, sprains, bruises, and cramps. Active ingredients include menthol and salicylate. It is available in various preparations for topical use.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
15 2
4 1
2 2
2 1
2 1
1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Icy Hot"

Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
4

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Icy Hot

2

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Icy Hot)
Dosage Patients
as needed 15
weekly 1
all the time (24/7) 1
1app as needed 4
1other as needed 3
daily 2
1 app daily 1
Why Patients Stopped Taking Icy Hot (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 4
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
Other 1
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 7 patients who’ve stopped taking Icy Hot

Duration

Currently Taking Icy Hot
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 2
Stopped Taking Icy Hot
Duration Patients
0-1 month 2
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 2
2 years or more 1
Adherence
Always
3 50%
Usually
1 17%
Sometimes
2 33%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
1 17%
Somewhat
1 17%
A little
0 0%
Not at all
4 67%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
1 20%
< $25
4 80%
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1 patient evaluation for Icy Hot

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Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

See expastrychef's full Icy Hot history

Nov 28, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 app Daily
Advice & Tips: I keep a stick and a gel by my bed to use when I am getting up or going to bed, they are convenenient because it doesn't get on your hands. I also carry some in a plastic zip bag whenever I go out. Complements baclofen very well.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Rash or skin problems

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