Absorbine Medicated Patch 5%
DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.
Apply the patch to the most painful area.
Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.
This patch should not be cut.
Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.
Remove old patch before applying new one. Change the location of the new patch.
Remove the plastic liner that protects the sticky side of the patch before applying to the skin.
Be sure the area of skin is clean and dry before putting on a new patch.
Do not use soap, oils, or alcohol on the area of the skin before applying the patch. Use only water and gently pat dry. Do not rub the skin.
Press the patch firmly for a few seconds to make sure it stays in place.
If the patch does not stick, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Do not cover the patch with bandage or tape unless instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.
If the edges of the patch begin to peel up you may tape the edges down with first aid tape. Do not cover the entire patch.
After removing the patch, fold it together and discard it out of reach of children and pets.
Avoid getting the medicine in the eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash the medicine off your fingers after applying it.
Do not dispose of a used patch by flushing it into the toilet.
If the patch causes a feeling of burning or pain at the location of the patch, remove the patch until the feeling goes away.
If the skin under the patch becomes irritated, remove the patch. Do not apply a new patch to the area until the skin feels better.
Apply the patch only to normal looking skin. Avoid areas of the skin that are red, have scrapes, or damaged.
Do not apply heat to the area with the patch. Avoid heating blankets, suntan beds, hot tubs, or other sources of heat.
Clothing may be worn over the patch.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
You may stop using this medicine if you no longer have symptoms.
This medicine is available over-the-counter and does not require a prescription.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- skin irritation where medicine is applied
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- skin irritation such as redness, itching, rash, or burning
- blistering or peeling of the skin
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all
there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine.
Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete
description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use
the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have
any questions, please ask your pharmacist.