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Menthol topical Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Menthol topical is also known as: Aspercreme Max No Mess Roll-On, Aspercreme Pain Relieving Heat Gel, BENGAY Vanishing Scent, Bengay Cold Therapy Gel, Bengay Pain Relief+Massage, Bengay Ultra Strength Pain Relieving Patch, Biofreeze, Blue Ice, Blue-Emu Maximum Strength Arthritis, Muscle & Joint Pain Relief, Deep Freeze Cold Gel, Flanax Cough Lozenges, Flexall, Gold Bond, Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops, Halls Naturals, Happinose, Icy Hot Medicated No Mess Applicator, Icy Hot Medicated Patch, Koldets Cough Drops, N Ice, Nostroline, Stopain, Strepsils Sore Throat and Blocked Nose, Valda Pastilles, Vicks Cough Drops

Medically reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

Menthol topical Pregnancy Warnings

Menthol topical has not been formally assigned a pregnancy category by the FDA. Animal studies have not been reported. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Menthol topical is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

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Menthol topical Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of menthol topical into human milk.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Stopain (menthol topical)." DRJ Group Inc, Carlsbad, CA.
  2. "Product Information. Cold & Hot (menthol topical)." Major Pharmaceuticals Inc, Livonia, MI.
  3. "Product Information. BENGAY Pain Relieving (menthol topical)." Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals Group, New York, NY.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Stopain (menthol topical)." DRJ Group Inc, Carlsbad, CA.
  2. "Product Information. BENGAY Pain Relieving (menthol topical)." Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals Group, New York, NY.
  3. "Product Information. Cold & Hot (menthol topical)." Major Pharmaceuticals Inc, Livonia, MI.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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