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.

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Perceived effectiveness
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Perceived effectiveness

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Icy Hot

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Moderate
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Mild
1
None
4

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

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Icy Hot)
Dosage
as needed
Patients
15
Dosage
1app as needed
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4
Dosage
1other as needed
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3
Dosage
daily
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2
Dosage
all the time (24/7)
Patients
1
Dosage
weekly
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1
Dosage
1 app daily
Patients
1
Why Patients Stopped Taking Icy Hot (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
4
Reason
Expense
Patients
1
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
1
Reason
Other
Patients
1
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
1
See all 8 patients who’ve stopped taking Icy Hot

Duration

Currently Taking Icy Hot
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
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0
Duration
1-3 months
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Duration
3-6 months
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0
Duration
6 months-1 year
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0
Duration
1-2 years
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1
Duration
2 years or more
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1
Stopped Taking Icy Hot
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
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2
Duration
1-3 months
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1
Duration
3-6 months
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0
Duration
6 months-1 year
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1
Duration
1-2 years
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2
Duration
2 years or more
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1

Adherence


Always
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3
50%
Usually
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1
17%
Sometimes
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2
33%
Never
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0
0%

Burden


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1
17%
Somewhat
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1
17%
A little
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0
0%
Not at all
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4
67%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
1
20%
Cost per month
$100-199
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0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
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0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
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0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
1
20%
Cost per month
Not specified
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4
80%
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1 patient evaluation for Icy Hot

expastrychef
12697 thumb
expastrychef
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: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Rash or skin problems

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