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Logo MENTHOLATUM DEEP HEAT® RUB

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not scheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

MENTHOLATUM DEEP HEAT® RUB

COMPOSITION:
per 100 g
Methyl Salicylate 12,80 g; Terpentine Oil 1,47 g; Eucalyptus Oil 1,97 g; Menthol 5,91 g

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
13.6 Dermatological Preparations –Rubefacients.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
When Deep Heat is rubbed into the skin, the essential oils of Eucalyptus and Turpentine combine with Methyl Salicylate and Menthol to produce an immediate sensation of warmth due to their rubefacient and counter-irritant properties. Penetration of the cream is assisted by the emulsion type base of the preparation. Consequently, rheumatism and muscular aches and pains, neuralgia and stiffness of chronic inflammatory conditions, are relieved.

INDICATIONS:
The strong combination of proven medicaments brings fast relief from: Arthritic Joints; Fibrositis; Muscular Strain; Rheumatism; Bruises; Lumbago; Neuralgia; Sciatica.

WARNING:
Do not apply to broken skin and excessively raw areas.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Rheumatism and Arthritis:
Massage Mentholatum Deep Heat Rub into the affected area for fast relief from Rheumatic and Arthritic pain.

Lumbago: For quick relief rub Deep Heat on your back as soon as you feel pain in the lumbar region.
Fibrositis: Massage Deep Heat into the affected muscles for quick relief from pain and tenseness in the fibres surrounding muscles and joints.
Sciatica: Gently massage Deep Heat into the hip and leg for relief from pain caused by inflammation of the sciatic nerve.
Neuralgia: Is caused by inflammation of the nerves of the body, causing pain. Rub Deep Heat gently over the affected area for quick relief.
Muscular Strains and Sprains: If you strain a muscle through taking violent exercise or in any other way, apply Deep Heat quickly to relax the muscles and bring a soothing relief.

Repeat three times a day as required. For faster results, soak the affected area in hot water, pat dry with a towel, then massage in the cream.
Mentholatum Deep Heat Rub leaves no sticky, greasy coating. No stains on clothes or bed linen.

SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Side Effects:
In rare instances, skin sensitivity may develop. Should this occur, discontinue immediately.
Special Precautions: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Exercise care with sensitive skins.

IDENTIFICATION:
White, greaseless, non-staining cream with the odour of menthol and methyl salicylate.

PRESENTATION:
Tubes of 35 g, 75 g and 100 g.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25°C. Protect from light and moisture.
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.

REF. NO.:
G2268 (Act 101/1965).

APPLICANT:
Hyde Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd. –co. Reg. No 72/09391/07
80 Bonza Bay Road –Beacon Bay 5241. R.S.A.

DATE OF PUBLICATION:
August 1985.
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