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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 metyl ester

Metyl 2-hydroxybenzoate (Ph. Eur.)

Salicylic acid metyl 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. 8)
  • Methyl Salicylate (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, NF 33)
  • Méthyle (salicylate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Methylis salicylas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Methylsalicylat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Air Salonpas (Methyl Salicylate and Diphenhydramine)
    Hisamitsu Seiyaku, Japan
  • Aliflex (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Medinova, Thailand
  • Bages (Methyl Salicylate and Camphor, + Levomenthol)
    Unison, Hong Kong; Unison, Malaysia
  • Bálsamo Analgésico Basi
    Basi, Portugal
  • Bálsamo Analgésico Sanitas (Methyl Salicylate and Salicylic Acid)
    C S Portugal, Portugal
  • Balsamo Bengue Plus (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Genomma Laboratories México, Mexico
  • Balsamum Mentholi Compositum (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Chema-Elektromet, Poland
  • Begesic (Methyl Salicylate and Eugenol, + Levomenthol)
    Berlin Pharm, Singapore
  • Ben Gay Greasless (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Johnson, Israel
  • Ben-Gay
    Pfizer, Hungary
  • Bengay (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Janssen, Georgia; Janssen-Cilag, Bulgaria; Johnson & Johnson, Hungary; McNeil, Poland; Medifarma, Peru; Ponce & Benzo, Venezuela
  • Ben-Gay (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Johnson & Johnson, Turkey; Sanofi-Aventis, Colombia
  • Bengay Arthritis Extra Strength (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Johnson & Johnson, Canada
  • Bengay Greaseless (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Janssen-Cilag, Serbia
  • Bengay Muscle Pain Regular Strength (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Johnson & Johnson, Canada
  • Bengay Muscle Pain Ultra Strength (Methyl Salicylate and Camphor, + Levomenthol)
    Johnson & Johnson, Canada
  • Calmartrit
    Garden House, Peru
  • Calorub Parche
    Medifarma, Peru
  • Cogesic Max (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Beximco Pharma, Singapore
  • Counterpain (Methyl Salicylate and Eugenol, + Levomenthol)
    Taisho Pharmaceutical, Singapore
  • Deep Heat (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Mentholatum, Georgia; Mentholatum, Latvia; Mentholatum, Malta; Mentholatum, New Zealand; Oktal, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Dencorub
    Pharmavida, Peru
  • Dencorub Extra forte
    Pharmavida, Peru
  • Dendracin Neuodendraxcin (Methyl Salicylate and Capsaicin)
    Physicians Science and Nature, United States
  • Dhalgesic Rub (Methyl Salicylate and Camphor, + Levomenthol)
    DHA, Singapore
  • DHR (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Pharmadex, Lebanon
  • Dolotrin (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Licol, Colombia
  • Esanfrix (Methyl Salicylate and Phenylbutazone)
    Farmacéutica Esan, Chile
  • Flanil (Methyl Salicylate and Eugenol, + Levomenthol)
    Biolab, Hong Kong; Biolab, Malaysia; Biolab, Singapore
  • Flogistan
    Kronos, Ecuador
  • Fricsol (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Konsuma, Venezuela
  • Grün-Gel (Methyl Salicylate and Camphor (veterinary use))
    Ufamed, Switzerland
  • Hiship (Methyl Salicylate and Diphenhydramine)
    Maeda Yakuhin, Japan
  • Huxley's Wintogeno (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Actavis, Malaysia
  • Huxley's Wintogeno Extra (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Actavis, Malaysia
  • Icy Hot
    Sanofi, Panama; Sanofi-Aventis, Honduras
  • Icy Hot (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Sanofi-Aventis, Mexico
  • Icy Hot Pain Relieving (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Lukoll, Peru
  • Inongan (Methyl Salicylate and Camphor)
    Alloga, France; Fumouze, Lebanon
  • JE IL Cool Pap
    Jeil, China
  • Kamfolin (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Münir Sahin, Turkey
  • Mentholatum Balm (Methyl Salicylate and Camphor, + Levomenthol)
    Mentholatum, Estonia
  • Menzza (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Hoe, Malaysia
  • Methyl Salicylate
    Fudimi Seiyaku, Japan
  • Mintalub (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Mintlab Co., Chile
  • Multifrost (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Portugal, Peru
  • Muscalax (Methyl Salicylate and Eugenol, + Levomenthol)
    Polipharm, Singapore
  • Mygesal
    Greater Pharma, Thailand
  • Nixyn Hermes (Methyl Salicylate and Isonixin)
    Teofarma, Spain
  • Novaderma (Methyl Salicylate and Salicylic Acid (veterinary use))
    WDT, Germany; Streuli Vet, Switzerland
  • Oedemosan (Methyl Salicylate and Camphor (veterinary use))
    Przedsiebiorstwo Wielobranzowe Vet-Agro, Poland
  • Painza (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol, + Eugenol)
    Siam Bheasach, Thailand
  • Pasca (Methyl Salicylate and Tolnaftate)
    Shionogi, Taiwan
  • Penetro Ungüento (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Markos, Peru
  • Pomada Salicilada
    Laboratorio Valma, Chile
  • Pomada Salicilato de Metilo 5%
    Laboratorios Euromed Chile, Chile
  • Prorelief
    HLB Pharma, Argentina
  • Qing Feng
    The United Laboratories Ltd, China
  • Rati Salil
    Sanofi-Aven OTC, Argentina
  • Reumaplus
    Farmasur, Peru
  • Reumatol (Methyl Salicylate and Menthol)
    Gemi, Poland
  • Saliform Forte (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Antibiotice, Romania
  • Salonpas (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Hisamitsu, Brazil; Hisamitsu, Hungary; Hisamitsu UK, Poland
  • Sametil (Methyl Salicylate and Salicylic Acid)
    Gestafarma, Portugal
  • Starke grüne Salbe (Methyl Salicylate and Camphor (veterinary use))
    Virbac, Switzerland
  • Stick Zenol A (Methyl Salicylate and Enoxolone)
    Mikasa Seiyaku, Japan
  • Surgical Spirit (Methyl Salicylate and Castor Oil)
    LCM, Malta
  • Terocin (Methyl Salicylate and Capsaicin, + Lidocaine)
    Alexso, United States
  • Thermalgesic (Methyl Salicylate and Camphor, + Levomenthol)
    Rhema Pharma, Singapore
  • Trauma
    Kwizda Pharma, Austria
  • Ultrabengue (Methyl Salicylate and Naproxen, + Lidocaine, + Menthol)
    Genomma Laboratories México, Mexico
  • Vapolatum (Methyl Salicylate and Camphor)
    Maver, Chile
  • Wintogeno (Methyl Salicylate and Levomenthol)
    Actavis, Indonesia
  • Xenthol
    Eskayef, Bangladesh


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia

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