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

Pharmaceutic aid: Flavouring agent

Topical antirheumatic agent

Chemical Names

2-Hydroxybenzoic acid methyl ester

Methyl 2-hydroxybenzoate (Ph. Eur.)

Salicylic acid methyl 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. 7)
  • Methyl Salicylate (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, NF 29)
  • Méthyle (salicylate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Methylis salicylas (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Methylsalicylat (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

  • Air Salonpas (Methyl Salicylate and Diphenhydramine)
    Hisamitsu Seiyaku, Japan
  • Begesic (Methyl Salicylate and Orphenadrine)
    Berlin, Myanmar
  • Bengay (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Farpasa, Peru; Janssen-Cilag, Bulgaria; Johnson & Johnson, Hong Kong; Ponce & Benzo, Venezuela
  • Ben-Gay (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Johnson & Johnson, Turkey; Pfizer, Bulgaria
  • Ben-Gay Extra Strength (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    McNeil, Latvia
  • Ben-Gay Greaseless (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Pfizer, Romania
  • Calmartrit
    Garden House, Peru
  • Calorub Parche
    Medifarma, Peru
  • Capsi-Gel
    Osel, Turkey
  • Crempot
    Brisafarma, Peru
  • Deep Heat
    Mentholatum, Australia
  • Deep Heat (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Mentholatum, Georgia; Mentholatum, Malta
  • Dencorub
    Farmindustria, Peru
  • Esanfrix (Methyl Salicylate and Phenylbutazone)
    Farmac. Esan, Chile
  • Hiship S (Methyl Salicylate and Diphenhydramine)
    Maeda Yakuhin, Japan
  • Hy Flex (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Medco, Peru
  • Icy Hot (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Lukoll, Peru
  • Icyfrot
    J.H.R. Laboratorios, Peru
  • Inongan (Methyl Salicylate and Camphor)
    Sofibel, France
  • Iodex Clásico (Methyl Salicylate and Iodine)
    GlaxoSmithKline, Mexico
  • JE IL Cool Pap
    Jeil, China
  • Kamfolin (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Münir Sahin, Turkey
  • Levomenthol / Methylsalicylaat (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    ratiopharm, Netherlands
  • Menturm Q (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    OMI, Japan
  • Menzza
    Hoe Pharmaceuticals, Ethiopia
  • Menzza (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Hoe, Malaysia
  • Methyl Salicylate Fudimi Seiyaku
    Fudimi Seiyaku, Japan
  • metile Salicilato Agenzia Industrie Difesa
    Agenzia Ind Difesa, Italy
  • Mygesal
    Greater Pharma, Thailand
  • Néo-Décongestine (Methyl Salicylate and Salicylic Acid)
    Melisana, Switzerland
  • Nixyn (Methyl Salicylate and Isonixin)
    Teofarma, Spain
  • Novaderma (Methyl Salicylate and Salicylic Acid (veterinary use))
    Streuli Vet, Switzerland; WDT, Germany
  • 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
  • Qing Feng
    The United Laboratories Ltd, China
  • Reumaplus
    Farmasur, Peru
  • Reumatol (Methyl Salicylate and Menthol)
    Gemi, Poland
  • R-Iodine (Methyl Salicylate and Povidone-Iodine (veterinary use))
    Vetsearch International, Australia
  • Saliform (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Antibiotice, Romania
  • Salonpas
    Hisamitsu, United States
  • Salonpas (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Hisamitsu, Brazil
  • Salostad (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Stada-VN JV, Vietnam
  • Salymetick (Methyl Salicylate and Diphenhydramine)
    Mikasa Seiyaku, Japan
  • Stick Zenol A (Methyl Salicylate and Enoxolone)
    Mikasa Seiyaku, Japan
  • Surgical Spirit (Methyl Salicylate and Castor Oil)
    LCM, Malta
  • Voltex
    Medinova, Myanmar
  • Wintogeno (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Actavis, Indonesia; Actavis, Malaysia
  • 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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