Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle pain 43 15
Pain 37 7
Pain in lower back 20 9
Muscle aches 7 2
Muscle and joint pain 7 2
Joint pain 6 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 5
None 42

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Menthol topical

Side effect Patients
Burning sensation 2
Burning sensation in skin 2
Eye irritation 1
Heightened sense of smell (hyperosmia) 1
Tenderness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Menthol topical

Dosage Patients
0.2%-3.5% as needed 3
7.5% as needed 2
1 app daily 1
0.2%-3.5% four times daily 1
1app as needed 1
1other as needed 1
2app as needed 1
3tbs. as needed 1
4% as needed 1
8% as needed 1

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Why patients stopped taking Menthol topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 11
Other 9
Expense 3
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Menthol topical

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 6

Stopped taking Menthol topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 18
Usually 14
Sometimes 17
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 15
Not at all hard to take 27
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 24
Not specified 23
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2 patient evaluations for Menthol topical

Aug 5, 2011 (Started Jun 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in right hip)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed

Jun 12, 2011 (Started Jun 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in right hip)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: TMJ tension is slightly relieved when hip/back pain is lessened by Biofreeze.

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Nov 28, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (rash or skin problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
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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