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DEEP FREEZE COLD GEL 2%W/W.

Active substance: RACEMIC MENTHOL

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Patient Information Leaflet

COLD GEL
2% w/w
racemic menthol

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Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains
important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription.
Nevertheless you still need to use Deep Freeze Cold
Gel carefully to get the best results from it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
• You must see a doctor if your symptoms do not
improve.
• If any of the side effects become serious or if you
notice any side effect not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Deep Freeze Cold Gel is and what it is used
for
2. Before you use Deep Freeze Cold Gel
3. How to use Deep Freeze Cold Gel
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Deep Freeze Cold Gel
6. Further information
1. What Deep Freeze Cold Gel is and
what it is used for
Deep Freeze Cold Gel is a pain relieving gel to be
applied to the skin.
It is used for the relief of aches and pains of the:
• muscles
• tendons
• joints

2. Before you use Deep Freeze Cold Gel
Do not use Deep Freeze Cold Gel
if you have an allergy
• to any of the ingredients
(see end of Section 2 and Section 6)
Do not use Deep Freeze Cold Gel on:
• children under 5 years of age
• your eyes or other sensitive areas. If this occurs
accidentally wash away with plenty of clean water
• broken or inflamed skin.
Deep Freeze Cold Gel is only for use on the skin.
Do not take by mouth.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking
or have recently taken any other medicines. This
includes any medicines you have bought without a
prescription.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant or breast feeding ask your doctor
or pharmacist for advice before taking
any medicine.
Important information about some of the
ingredients of Deep Freeze Cold Gel
Deep Freeze Cold Gel contains:
• methyl hydroxybenzoate (E218)
• propyl hydroxybenzoate (E216)
which may cause local allergic skin reactions (possibly
delayed).
If irritation occurs, stop using the gel and speak
to your doctor or pharmacist.

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3. How to use Deep Freeze Cold Gel
Deep Freeze Cold Gel is for adults and children over 5
years old.
• always try on a small area first
• gently massage Deep Freeze Cold Gel to the
affected area until the gel is rubbed in
• apply Deep Freeze Cold Gel 3-4 times daily
• always wash your hands immediately after use so
that you do not transfer it to sensitive areas such
as your lips or eyes. If this occurs, wash away with
plenty of clean water.
• if your symptoms do not improve see your doctor
• stop using Deep Freeze Cold Gel if you get
excessive skin irritation or other unwanted effects
Do not cover the skin with bandages, plasters or any
other dressing. However, it is safe to cover
the skin with your clothes.

HPRA Pharmacovigilance, Earlsfort Terrace,
IRL-Dublin2; Tel:+353 1 6764971; Fax: +353 1 6762517.
Website: www.hpra.ie; E-mail medsafety@hpra.ie.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store Deep Freeze Cold Gel
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Store below 25°C.
Do not use after the expiry date which is printed on
the tube and carton. The ‘expiry’ date refers
to the last day of that month.
Take any Deep Freeze Cold Gel that is out of date to
a pharmacist for disposal.
6. Further information
What Deep Freeze Cold Gel contains

If you or a child accidentally swallow the gel contact
your doctor or hospital immediately.

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If you use more Deep Freeze Cold Gel than you
should
If you accidentally squeeze out too much gel use
a tissue to wipe off any excess.

The other ingredients are: isopropyl alcohol,
carbomer, triethanolamine (85%), methyl
hydroxybenzoate E218, propyl hydroxybenzoate E216,
Patent Blue V E131 and purified water (see
the end of section 2).

If you forget to use Deep Freeze Cold Gel
If you forget to use the gel apply Deep Freeze Cold
Gel again when you remember.
Do not use the gel more than 4 times in one
day.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines Deep Freeze Cold Gel can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The following effects may occur:
• Allergic skin reactions (possibly delayed)
Stop using Deep Freeze Cold Gel and tell your doctor
if you experience excessive skin irritation or other
unwanted effects.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report
side effects directly via:
Yellow Card Scheme Website:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
or

The active substance is:
• racemic menthol

2% w/w

What Deep Freeze Cold Gel looks like and contents
of the pack
Deep Freeze Cold Gel is a blue gel.
Each tube contains 35, 50 or 100g.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing authorisation holder and manufacturer:

The Mentholatum Company Limited, East Kilbride,
G74 5PE, Scotland, UK.
Tel: 01355 848484
PA 76/5/1 PL 00189/0022
For any information about this product please
contact the manufacturer at the above address.
This leaflet was last revised April 2015.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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