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ALGESAL

Active substance(s): DIETHYLAMINE SALICYLATE

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Do not use the medicine if ….

• You are allergic to any of the ingredients
listed in section 6.
• You are allergic to aspirin or medicines like
aspirin.
• The surface of the skin is broken.
• A child is under 6 years old or has a history
of convulsions (fits).

 Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if
you are….

• Asthmatic.
• Elderly, as using too much could cause
agitation and confusion.

 Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if
you are taking ….

• Medicines used to prevent blood clotting such
as warfarin, as the anti-clotting effects could
be increased by using Algesal.
• Methotrexate used to treat severe rheumatoid
arthritis or certain cancers, as using Algesal
could lead to toxic levels of methotrexate in
the blood.
• Any other medicines including those bought
without prescription.

Pregnant or breastfeeding….

Marketing authorisation holder and
manufacturer
Thornton and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield,
HD7 5QH, UK.

This leaflet was last revised in October 2014­­
Algesal is a registered trade mark of Thornton
and Ross Ltd.

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• Do not store above 25°C.
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on the
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• Medicine should not be disposed of via
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wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how
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Algesal is an off-white cream which has a
lavender scent.
It is supplied in 50g and 100g tubes.

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The active ingredient is: diethylamine
salicylate 10% w/w.
The other ingredients are: ethylene glycol
stearate, glycerol monostearate, stearic acid,
triethanolamine, petrolatum, light liquid
paraffin, microcrystalline wax, lavandin
composition, purified water.

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5. Storing this m­­edicine

Algesal
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6. Further information

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Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can
also report side effects directly via the Yellow
Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this
medicine.

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Like all medicines, Algesal can have side
effects, which are usually mild, although these
don’t affect everyone.
• Temporary skin reactions such as redness, a
burning sensation and rashes may occur.
• You may experience discomfort if used in hot
weather or after a hot bath or if you have
sensitive skin.
If you notice excessive skin irritation or any
other side effect not included above, stop use
and tell your doctor or pharmacist. They will tell
you what to do.

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4. Possible side effects

Also see a doctor if you accidentally swallow
some. Take the pack with you to show which
medicine you have swallowed.

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Algesal is a cream which contains diethylamine
salicylate, a local analgesic to relieve the pain of
rheumatic and minor muscular conditions
including lumbago, fibrositis, sciatica, bruises
and strains.

If you accidentally apply Algesal to a large area
of skin and you feel unwell see a doctor straight
away.
Use on large areas of the skin may cause too
much to be absorbed and make you feel
agitated and confused.

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1. What the medicine is for

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
using this medicine if you are pregnant, might
be pregnant or are breastfeeding. Algesal
should not be used in pregnancy or
breastfeeding unless the doctor has told you to
do so.

If you use too much or swallow some

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• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need any more
information or advice.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

If your symptoms worsen or have not improved
after 7 days of treatment, you should ask your
doctor for advice.

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Now read the rest of the leaflet before
you use this medicine. It includes other
information which might be especially
important for you.

Not recommended.

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• If taking medicines used to prevent blood
clotting such as warfarin. See section 2.

Children under 6 years

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Talk to your doctor….

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• On broken skin.
• On children under 6 years or any child with a
history of fits.
• If allergic to aspirin. See section 2.

• Apply a small amount to the affected area and
massage until the cream is fully absorbed.
• Always try Algesal on a small area of skin
first.­­
• Always use sparingly.
• Avoid contact with eyes and sensitive areas of
the skin.
• Apply 3 times a day to the affected area.
• Wash hands well after use.

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Do not use….

Adults, the elderly and children over 6

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• This medicine relieves symptoms of various
rheumatic and muscular pains when applied
to the skin.
• It can be used on adults and children over 6
years.

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Important information about Algesal

Apply it to the skin.

Product
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(diethylamine salicylate 10% w/w)

3. How to use this medicine

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2. Before you use this medicine

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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