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User Reviews for Salonpas Pain Patch to treat Muscle Pain

Salonpas Pain Patch has an average rating of 4.5 out of 10 from a total of 54 ratings for the treatment of Muscle Pain. 33% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 56% reported a negative effect.

Salonpas Pain Patch Rating Summary

4.5/10 average rating

54 ratings from 58 user reviews.

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Reviews for Salonpas Pain Patch

Sal · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 20, 2021

“I’ve been using these Salonpas Pain Patch patches for a few years now. I use them for muscle pain, back ache and strains. They really do work if applied correctly to the affected area. Just make sure to apply to any pain area but the key is to apply away from bone. Try to get as much of the muscle, back or any other pain area as possible. Didn’t do much for me near elbow or wrist where there is little muscle but worked wonders on shoulders, upper back, lower back and sciatica region. I usually apply in evening and just sleep with them on for best results. Good luck !!”

9 / 10
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Motous · Taken for less than 1 month November 12, 2020

“There is no doubt that Salonpas patches help relieve pain. I had a Twisted ankle and they work fast and for several hours HOWEVER they do NOT STICK to the skin. Years ago their patches stuck through sweat, showers and daily activity...for weeks if you forgot you had applied one! NOW, they stick until you move. You can't even put a sock over one without it rolling up and falling off. I have the patches attached with bandaids.. Seems wrong”

10 / 10
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Mr P · Taken for less than 1 month July 17, 2021

“After reading these reviews I was quite surprised as the patches do stick to the body and do not slip off or come off on your clothes at all..although one half does tend to flip over onto the other half when taking the plastic off you can easily peel it back you just need to be gentle with it. Also stick one half to the skin before taking the other half of the plastic off and it will lay flat. I hardly write reviews but felt like some of the comments which have been left are unfair and would possibly put people off because they also do help with the pain!”

8 / 10
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WC · Taken for less than 1 month September 3, 2019

“I work as a Nurse Practitioner and always thought these patches were a gimmick and never tried them until today. By back was tweaked the wrong way and I felt immediate pain when walking in my lumbar region and had sciatica down my left leg. It’s was horrible. One of the PAs I worked with keeps these with her and gave me one to try. Within about 10-15 minutes I could feel it tingling and in another 5-10 felt relief of my symptoms. I have always treated this type of pain with Tylenol and anti inflammatories taken orally. I was honestly shocked at the response my body had to these. I went right out and picked up a box after work. Looked up info on it and saw this site and decided to leave a review. It is worth a shot if you have pain. It worked for me.”

10 / 10
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Drivesho March 31, 2020

“I applied the Salonpas Pain Patch to clean and dry skin, and it seems to work if it stayed on. As much as it costs you would think it would stick . It would so much better if they used medical tape then it would stick propertly. Then I would use it much more . Until then I will not buy it again .”

5 / 10
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Mike March 21, 2020

“I had a pulled muscle in my upper arm that hurt so bad I could not sleep for 3 days. My wife brought me these Salonpas patches and I tried them. My experience with them is that they work wonders for muscle pain. I had the first patch on all day. Night time rolled around and I replaced the old patch with a new one. Slept like a baby with no pain. The patches stuck on my arm pretty well, and came off easily. They worked for me.”

7 / 10
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AsianFTM · Taken for less than 1 month September 1, 2020

“These new Salonpas Pain Patches don't stick very well. The old patches my parents used to purchase decades ago at the Asian market stuck really well. The menthol and smell is the same but the redesign in the patches suck.”

3 / 10
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Moishamo · Taken for less than 1 month June 8, 2019

“I tried everything under the sun for muscle pain in lower back. How in the world could I be so blind to the facts of this patch. It is the same thing as icy hot, rubs, biofreeze, tiger balm, and any other thing tried. How many brain cells does it take to know that this works for about five minutes then stops. What is so special about this product to pay so much? Can anyone tell me why it’s even available? Is this some alternative to pain meds, including aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, 800mg ibuprofen, or whatever? Considering it has methyl salicylate in it, are we made to believe that this is spectacular. I’ve purchased one box. Didn’t stick, smelled like a musty mouse, and got no relief. What a waste of $$$.”

1 / 10
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RC · Taken for less than 1 month April 15, 2021

“I wish I could tell you if it works but after spending 13 bucks on a package I threw one on my shoulder and within 5 minutes max, it became all bunched up then fell off. Waste of money will never use another product that they make”

1 / 10
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Relya · Taken for less than 1 month February 2, 2020

“Annular disc tear and disc bulge 8 months ago left my neck and back really vulnerable. I injured myself again and couldn’t wake up or move. I was under Valium for the pain when a colleague offer me these. I had a great response. Better than Valium or any drug. The relief I feel it’s amazing...”

10 / 10
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Birdieputt · Taken for less than 1 month May 12, 2020

“Nada! These patches are rubbish! They don't stick even if you're not sweating. And if you do keep them on somehow there is no relief. I occasionally get lower back pain and these were recommended by a nurse I know, but NOTHING happens AND they don't stay on! Save your money”

1 / 10
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IBH · Taken for 10 years or more August 6, 2018

“I've been using salonpas for years, and it was really good, its sticks really well on my skin. But when they changed it, it sucks!!!! You put it and come off in a seconds, plus it wastes a lot of plastics. Before the way the patch was back to back in one plastic sheet, now single patch in every plastic sheet, bad for the environment. What a big disappointment!!!!!!! From now on I will go for the competitor. Don't buy this salompas it's a big waste of money!!!!”

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Cam · Taken for 6 months to 1 year March 8, 2020

“As a senior, I have the usual aches and pains typical for my age. However I’ve been bothered by significant neck and shoulder pain, possibly caused from an old injury or a lifetime of poor posture. I’ve tried several other topical pain relievers containing lidocaine but Salon Pas has been the most effective. I’ve used the large and regular sized patches and find them equally effective. Although it is clearly recommended not to use multiple patches, I usually use more than one at night since the area is large. This helps me to get a better nights rest and I have had absolutely no side effects. Several reviews state the patches do not adhere well. My experience has been quite the opposite. They remain in place throughout the night.”

10 / 10
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Paul · Taken for less than 1 month December 13, 2019

“I pulled a muscle in my underarm. I put a Salonpas patch on the area and then sat at a table reading a book. The patch fell off within 10 minutes. I used two more separate patches and they two fell off within 10 minutes each. I never had the opportunity to see if they actually work since mine would not even stick to clean, dry skin. They are extremely disappointing.”

1 / 10
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fenix7 June 7, 2010

“The adhesive used for these particular patches works a lot better than the other comparable products on the market by far. As long as you get them on straight and unwrinkled the first time, they will stay on for virtually as long as they last, which also happens to exceed comparable products by far. Couple this with the much less expensive price and you have three reasons why this is simply a superior product to the others. It should be noted that the one time I almost bought another name brand product similar to that of SalonPas, the pharmacist, without solicitation or knowing I had a preferance, recommended I go elsewhere to find SalonPas, as they were far superior in his opinion as well.”

7 / 10
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Racquel · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 5, 2020

“These adhere very well onto clean, dry skin. Very good after a shower or bath to increase the relaxing effects while your muscles need to heal. Sometimes they’re too strong for me and I take them off early but other days I leave them on until they stop.”

8 / 10
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nanaimogirl · Taken for less than 1 month January 23, 2020

“I ordered Salonpas patches through Amazon but didn't expect them to work as they were so inexpensive. I am completely amazed at how well they work for my shoulder and neck pain. They stick very well to the point that it hurts a bit taking them off. I will definitely buy more.”

10 / 10
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Shi · Taken for 6 months to 1 year January 1, 2019

“Works very well, although the odor is quite noticeable. The patches don't stick very well (especially if you're active), but medical tape will generally keep the patches attached. I've found that they stick much better if you shave the area prior to application, although I'd personally wait a day between shaving and using these patches (unless you want the world's worst case of razor burn). Medication: 9/10 Patch: 3/10, needs to be redesigned”

8 / 10
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Cindy · Taken for less than 1 month July 4, 2018

“They don't even have the type of patch I used listed but I used a capsium patch and it not only did not work, felt no heat...but I got a chemical burn. Salonpas is based in Japan..they only use a company here called Noven to distribute their japanese product. They did not want to admit their product did any wrong. I had pictures to prove this. Finally had a attorney contact me and am trying to resolve my claim. Watch out for salonpas products. They really don't care what the product does to you.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 19, 2019

“I have a 37° curve in my spine, and when my lidocaine patches were no longer covered, I reached for Salonpas. I wore them as directed, and received 2nd degree chemical burns on my back. This product should NOT be on the shelves!”

1 / 10
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Tori · Taken for less than 1 month December 1, 2019

“Thanksgiving morning I tripped going into a house and bruised my back. Day later went to hospital and they recommended Salonpas Patches. Bought them and put them on my back. Within a 1/2 hour, I started feeling nauseous and my back started burning. My lips started swelling up and I checked my heart rate on my watch and it was 105 at resting. My tongue started to feel funny and I had a bad taste in my mouth. I yelled for my husband to rip them off right away and took liquid Benadryl right away. EpiPen was on stand-by. The only anaphylactic shock reaction I have is to Iodine, and none of the ingredients in this say anything about Iodide. Not sure what caused the reaction. I’m just glad somebody was home with me.”

2 / 10
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MZZ.tP · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 7, 2017

“I used to purchase Salon Pas patches years ago and I never had an issue. I just recently bought 2 packs of 20 and I later started to notice that my elbow was itching and becoming more and more crusty. I removed the bandages and now my skin looks like its white with a rash. Whats going on with this product that used to be so good and a product that I could trust. Did you change manufacturers?”

5 / 10
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Tiaffales30 March 9, 2016

“Got my free sample of salonpas pain patch the same day I worked 8 straight hours. I work in a Vets office in the kennel and most days we do 20 to 30 dog baths a day. I was exhausted and sore and I just knew I would be sore and unable to move the next day, but I applied solonpas pain patch before bed and woke up ready to face another day. I would recommend this to everyone and I will be purchasing more. Thank you for the free sample, it really works!”

10 / 10
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pjellis · Taken for 6 months to 1 year March 25, 2018

“These patches don't stay on at all. They are a waste of money. I used to buy the dollar general brand before and they stayed on forever, but dollar general no longer carry what I used to buy so I tried salonpas patch which was a waste of money.”

1 / 10
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shasta · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 28, 2018

“As these patches with Lidocaine REFUSE TO STICK TO THE SKIN, they are a waste of money. They simply curl up after a short period of time thus making them useless. Bought two boxes from Costco; one is being returned for the above reason.”

1 / 10
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