What is Icy Hot Extra Strength?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Generic name: Menthol topical

See also: Icy Hot

Icy Hot Extra Strength is a topical analgesic heat rub meant for relieving pains such as arthritis, backache, muscle strains, sprains, bruises, and cramps. It is available as a cream or a gel with the active ingredients menthol and salicylate.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 9 0
Pain in lower back 5 2
Neck pain 2 1
Joint pain in legs 1 0
Lumbar stenosis 1 0
Menstrual cramps 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • 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 0
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Icy Hot Extra Strength

Side effect Patients
Burning sensation 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Icy Hot Extra Strength

Dosage Patients
7.5% as needed 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Icy Hot Extra Strength

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Icy Hot Extra Strength

Duration

Currently taking Icy Hot Extra Strength

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Icy Hot Extra Strength

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1
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