Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle pain 41 14
Pain 36 6
Pain in lower back 20 9
Muscle and joint pain 8 2
Muscle aches 7 2
Neck pain 6 3

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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 1
Mild 5
None 41

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Menthol (topical)

Side effect Patients
Burning sensation 2
Rash or skin problems 2
Burning sensation in skin 1
Eye irritation 1
I feel like I live in a glass bowl 1
Multiple tender areas 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Menthol (topical)

Dosage Patients
0.2%-3.5% as needed 3
1 app daily 2
- as needed 2
2 app daily 1
12 g daily 1
0.2%-3.5% four times daily 1
1app as needed 1
1other as needed 1
3tbs. as needed 1
5 0.2%-3.5% as needed 1

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Why patients stopped taking Menthol (topical)

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 11
Other 8
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
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Menthol (topical)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
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 17
Usually 14
Sometimes 16
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 15
Not at all hard to take 26
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 22
Not specified 23
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3 patient evaluations for Menthol (topical)

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ChloeMS
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ChloeMS
Data Quality: 2 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:61y
CFS:18y Dx
FM:18y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
ME/CFS

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Jun 29, 2016 (Started Nov 20, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Feet tingling)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Chronic Neuralgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.2%-3.5% Four times daily

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Hope_In_Christ
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Hope_In_Christ
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 29
Condition: Central Sensitivity Syndrome 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Central Sensitivity Syndrome

See Hope_In_Christ's full Menthol (topical) history

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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expastrychef
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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

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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: 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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