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Methyl Salicylate

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.


Ph. Eur.

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory agent

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, NSAID

Hyperemic agent

Topical antirheumatic agent

Pharmaceutic aid: Flavouring agent

Chemical Names

2-Hydroxybenzoic acid metyl ester

Metyl 2-hydroxybenzoate (Ph. Eur.)

Salicylic acid metyl ester

Foreign Names

  • Methylis salicylas (Latin)
  • Methyl salicylat (German)
  • Salicylate de méthyle (French)
  • Methyl salicylát (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Methyl Salicylate (OS: JAN)
  • Méthyle, salicylate de (OS: DCF)
  • 4-10-00-00143 (IS: Beilstein)
  • Betula oil (IS)
  • BRN 0971516 (IS)
  • CCRIS 6259 (IS)
  • NSC 8204 (IS)
  • o-Anisic acid (IS)
  • Sweet birch oil (IS)
  • Tea berry oil (IS)
  • Wintergreen oil (IS)
  • Methyl salicylate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Methyl Salicylate (PH: BP 2015, JP XVI, NF 32)
  • Méthyle (salicylate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Methylis salicylas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Methylsalicylat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Air Salonpas (Methyl Salicylate and Diphenhydramine)
    Hisamitsu Seiyaku, Japan
  • Analgil
    Azevedos, Portugal
  • Bálsamo Analgésico Basi
    Basi, Portugal
  • Balsamo Bengue Plus (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Genomma Laboratories México, Mexico
  • Ben Gay Greasless (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Johnson, Israel
  • Ben-Gay
    Pfizer, Hungary
  • Bengay (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Janssen, Georgia; Janssen-Cilag, Bulgaria; Janssen-Cilag, Russian Federation; Johnson & Johnson, Hungary; Johnson & Johnson, Poland; Medifarma, Peru; Ponce & Benzo, Venezuela
  • Ben-Gay (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Johnson & Johnson, Turkey; Sanofi-Aventis, Colombia
  • Bengay Greaseless (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Janssen-Cilag, Serbia
  • Calmartrit
    Garden House, Peru
  • Calorub Parche
    Medifarma, Peru
  • Deep Heat (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Mentholatum, Georgia; Mentholatum, Latvia; Mentholatum, Malta; Mentholatum, New Zealand
  • Dencorub
    Pharmavida, Peru
  • Dencorub Extra forte
    Pharmavida, Peru
  • DHR (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Pharmadex, Lebanon
  • Dolotrin (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Licol, Colombia
  • Esanfrix (Methyl Salicylate and Phenylbutazone)
    Farmac. Esan, Chile
  • Filup
    Union Drug, Thailand
  • Flogistan
    Kronos, Ecuador
  • Fricsol (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Konsuma, Venezuela
  • Grün-Gel (Methyl Salicylate and Camphor (veterinary use))
    Ufamed, Switzerland
  • Hiship S (Methyl Salicylate and Diphenhydramine)
    Maeda Yakuhin, Japan
  • Huxley's Wintogeno (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Actavis, Malaysia
  • Huxley's Wintogeno Extra (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Actavis, Malaysia
  • Icy Hot
    Sanofi, Panama; Sanofi-Aventis, Honduras
  • Icy Hot Pain Relieving (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Lukoll, Peru
  • Inongan (Methyl Salicylate and Camphor)
    Fumouze, Lebanon; Sofibel, France
  • JE IL Cool Pap
    Jeil, China
  • Kamfolin (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Münir Sahin, Turkey
  • Menzza (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Hoe, Malaysia
  • Methyl Salicylate Fudimi Seiyaku
    Fudimi Seiyaku, Japan
  • metile Salicilato Agenzia Industrie Difesa
    Agenzia Ind Difesa, Italy
  • Multifrost (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Portugal, Peru
  • Mygesal
    Greater Pharma, Thailand
  • Nixyn (Methyl Salicylate and Isonixin)
    Teofarma, Spain
  • Novaderma (Methyl Salicylate and Salicylic Acid (veterinary use))
    WDT, Germany; Streuli Vet, Switzerland
  • Numotizine (Methyl Salicylate and Sulfogaiacol)
    Incobra, Colombia
  • Oedemosan (Methyl Salicylate and Camphor (veterinary use))
    Przedsiebiorstwo Wielobranzowe Vet-Agro, Poland
  • Pasca (Methyl Salicylate and Tolnaftate)
    Shionogi, Taiwan
  • Penetro Ungüento (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Markos, Peru
  • Pomada Salicilada
    Valma, Chile
  • Pomada Salicilato de Metilo
    Volta, Chile
  • Prorelief
    HLB Pharma, Argentina
  • Qing Feng
    The United Laboratories Ltd, China
  • Rati Salil
    Sanofi-Aven OTC, Argentina
  • Reflexgel (Methyl Salicylate and Camphor)
    Reckitt Benckiser, Belgium
  • Reumaplus
    Farmasur, Peru
  • Reumatol (Methyl Salicylate and Menthol)
    Gemi, Poland
  • Saliform Forte (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Antibiotice, Romania
  • Salonpas (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Hisamitsu, Brazil; Hisamitsu, Hungary
  • Salymetick (Methyl Salicylate and Diphenhydramine)
    Toko Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Sametil (Methyl Salicylate and Salicylic Acid)
    Gestafarma, Portugal
  • Stick Zenol A (Methyl Salicylate and Enoxolone)
    Mikasa Seiyaku, Japan
  • Surgical Spirit (Methyl Salicylate and Castor Oil)
    LCM, Malta
  • Wintogeno (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Actavis, Indonesia
  • Xenthol
    Eskayef, Bangladesh

International Drug Name Search


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia

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