Salonpas Side Effects
Generic name: capsaicin / menthol topical
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 17, 2022.
Note: This document contains side effect information about capsaicin / menthol topical. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Salonpas.
Applies to capsaicin / menthol topical: external gel, external patch.
Serious side effects of Salonpas
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Other side effects of Salonpas
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Burning or stinging feeling. Most of the time, this will go away after a few days.
- Skin irritation.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.