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Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch

Generic Name: camphor/capsicum/menthol (KAM-for/KAP-si-kum/MEN-thol)
Brand Name: Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch

Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch is used for:

Temporary relief of minor pain and aches from arthritis, backaches, or muscle strain.

Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch is a topical analgesic. It works by temporarily relieving minor pain.

Do NOT use Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch:

Some medical conditions may interact with Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have cut, scraped, irritated, or damaged skin at the application site

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch. Because little, if any, of Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch:

Use Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch is only to be used on intact, clean, dry skin. Do not apply Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch to broken, damaged, or irritated skin.
  • Wash and completely dry the area before you apply the patch.
  • Remove the liner on the patch. Apply the patch so that it covers the painful area. If the painful area is larger than the patch, apply the patch over the most painful area.
  • Wash your hands with soap after you apply Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch.
  • Do not use for 1 hour before or 30 minutes after bathing.
  • If irritation or burning occurs when you apply the patch, remove it. Do not reapply any patches until the irritation stops.
  • Do not wrap or bandage the treated area.
  • Do not apply a heating pad or any other heat source to the treated area.
  • Do not use Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch more often than 3 times daily.
  • After removing a patch, fold it in half with the sticky sides together. Discard the patch out of reach of children and away from pets.
  • If you miss a dose of Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as directed by your doctor or on the package label.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch.

Important safety information:

  • Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch is for external use only. Do not get it in your eyes, on your lips, or in your nose, mouth, or genital area. If you get it in any of these areas, rinse right away with cool tap water.
  • If your symptoms do not get better within 7 days, if they get worse, or if they clear up and occur again within a few days, check with your doctor.
  • Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch may cause harm if it is swallowed. If you may have taken it by mouth, contact your poison control center or emergency room right away.
  • Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 12 years old without first checking with the child's doctor; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch while you are pregnant. It is not known if Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); severe irritation at the application site.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch:

Store Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch in the sealed pouch at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch.

Issue Date: September 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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