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Drug interactions between Mentholatum Deep Heating and warfarin

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Mentholatum Deep Heating (methyl salicylate topical)

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warfarin ↔ methyl salicylate

Applies to:warfarin and Mentholatum Deep Heating (methyl salicylate topical)

Ask your doctor before using warfarin together with methyl salicylate topical. Using warfarin with methyl salicylate topical can cause you to bleed more easily. If you receive treatment with warfarin you should avoid or limit self-medication with these products. Your warfarin levels could be affected by absorption of methyl salicylate topical. Absorption of methyl salicylate topical may be increased with frequent applications; use of large quantities or over large areas of skin; use of ointment-based formulations; and use of covered dressings or heating pads over application areas. You may need a warfarin dose adjustment in addition to testing of your prothrombin time or International Normalized Ratio (INR). Call your doctor promptly if you have any unusual bleeding or bruising, vomiting, blood in your urine or stools, headache, dizziness, or weakness. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.

Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

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