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Logo COUNTERPAIN® BALM

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Unscheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form)

COUNTERPAIN® BALM

COMPOSITION
Active ingredients:
       
Eugenol 13,7 mg/g
       
Menthol 54,3 mg/g
       
Methyl Salicylate 102 mg/g.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
Category A 13.6 Rubefacients.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION
Rubefacient.

INDICATIONS
Indicated as a home treatment. Indicated for sufferers from stiff neck, aching feet, tennis elbow, or any sore, stiff, strained and painful muscles.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS
Not to be used on infected and/or injured areas of skin.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE
It is greaseless, non-staining and cannot damage the clothes. Whether used for self-application or applied by a masseur, COUNTERPAIN should be used in accordance with the directions printed below.

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1. Dip a towel into hot water and wring as dry as possible.
Place the heated towel over the area of pain and leave in place for two to three minutes.
2. Spread COUNTERPAIN generously over the area of pain.
3. Using the fingertips of both hands, gently but firmly massage the balm into the skin. Work the fingertips in a circular motion and move outwards from the centre of pain to the surrounding areas.
4. When the skin becomes tacky and slightly sticky commence massaging with the thumb-pads of both hands. Light pressure can be applied to move the skin in a rhythmic circular motion. Continue massage until the COUNTERPAIN has disappeared completely into the skin. After two to three minutes, the skin will take on a red glow and a tingling sensation will be experienced. This means that COUNTERPAIN is penetrating deep into the skin and that its active ingredients are doing their work. Relief from pain will follow quickly.
5. Immediately therapy is completed, keep the treated area dry and covered for at least 10 to 15 minutes in order to keep the warmth in. It is best to lie quietly during this time.
6. Apply COUNTERPAIN as often as necessaryY from one to three times a day. If pain is severe and persistent you are advised to consult your physician.
SIDE-EFFECT AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
There are no known side-effects.
If COUNTERPAIN is accidentally allowed to come into contact with the eyes or mouth, wash thoroughly with plenty of warm water.
Always wash hands after using COUNTERPAIN.

IDENTIFICATION
Smooth, soft, glossy, white or nearly white cream with odour of wintergreen and cloves.

PRESENTATION
30 g Tube.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
Store at room temperature not exceeding 25°C. Avoid excessive heat.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

REFERENCE NUMBER
G 1599 (Act 101 of 1965).

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB (PTY) LTD. *
AMR Park, 1 Concorde Road East, Bedfordview 2008.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT
31 October 1974.

® Regd. TM
* Authorised user.

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