RADIAN B MUSCLE RUB

Active substance: METHYL SALICYLATE

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SUMMARY OF PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
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NAME OF THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT
Radian B Muscle Rub
Radian Massage Cream

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QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION
Menthol
Camphor
Methyl Salicylate
Camphor Oil, White
Oleoresin Capsicum 500,000 Water
soluble (equivalent to 0.000125%
capsaicin)
Camphor and Camphor Oil, White
are collectively declared as:
Camphor

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2.54% w/w
1.41% w/w
0.42% w/w
0.32%w/w
0.005% w/w

1.43% w/w

PHARMACEUTICAL FORM
Cream

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CLINICAL PARTICULARS

4.1

Therapeutic indications
For the symptomatic relief of muscular and rheumatic aches and pains,
including; muscular stiffness, bruising, sprains, fibrositis.

4.2

Posology and method of administration
For external application.
Adults and children over 6
Apply to the affected parts and slowly massage well into the skin. For
muscular strains and stiffness it is best used after a hot bath.
Elderly
The adult dose is appropriate.
Children
Not recommended for children under 6.

4.3

Contraindications
Not to be used on children under 6 years old.
Do not apply to skin abrasions.
Do not apply to irritated skin.

4.4

Special warnings and precautions for use
Keep away from eyes and sensitive areas. If symptoms persist consult a
doctor.

4.5

Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
There have been reports that topical salicylates may potentiate the
anticoagulant effects of warfarin.

4.6

Fertility, pregnancy and lactation
There is no, or inadequate evidence of safety in human pregnancy. Use in
pregnancy only when there is no safer alternative. Use in lactation is
acceptable.

4.7

Effects on ability to drive and use machines
Not applicable

4.8

Undesirable effects
Use sparingly on tender skin and do not cover immediately after application. If
an adverse reaction occurs discontinue use immediately. Known side effects of
menthol - contact dermatitis or eczema, hypersensitivity reactions
characterised by urticaria, flushing and headache.

4.9

Overdose
When used externally as directed, overdose is unlikely.

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PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES

5.1

Pharmacodynamic properties
Radian Massage Cream is a smooth, off-white cream which incorporates
menthol, camphor, methyl salicylate, capsicine and white camphor oil as
active ingredients and glycerol as emollient.
Menthol relieves itching, dilates the vessels causing a sensation of coldness
followed by an analgesic effect. Camphor acts as a rubefacient and mild

analgesic and is employed as a counter-irritant. Methyl salicylate has the
actions of the salicylates. It is readily absorbed through the skin and has
counter-irritant properties. Capsicine has counter-irritant properties and white
camphor oil is a rubefacient and mild counter-irritant.

5.2

Pharmacokinetic properties
None available

5.3

Preclinical safety data
Not applicable

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PHARMACEUTICAL PARTICULARS

6.1

List of excipients
Argobase S.1
(Contains: Lanolin
Lanolin alcohol
Cetostearyl alcohol
Liquid paraffin)
Emulsifying Wax
White Petroleum Jelly
2,4-dichlorobenzyl alcohol
Imidurea
Industrial Methylated Spirit 95
Purified Water

6.2

Incompatibilities
None known

6.3

Shelf life
36 months

6.4

Special precautions for storage
Store below 25ÂșC

6.5

Nature and contents of container
Lacquered aluminium tube and plastic cap. White plastic screw-cap jar.
Pack sizes: 15, 25, 40, 70, 100, 650gm.

6.6

Special precautions for disposal
No special precautions necessary

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MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
Thornton & Ross Limited
Linthwaite
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
HD7 5QH
United Kingdom

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MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER(S)
PL 00240/0360

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DATE OF FIRST AUTHORISATION/RENEWAL OF THE
AUTHORISATION
30/04/2002

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DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT
20/06/2013

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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