Al-Tinez Pharmaceuticals Limited
9, Olowogbowo Str off Obokun Str by Coker Rd, Ilupeju, Lagos
Tel: 01-4826452; 0802-307-7320, 0803-305-7978

Brand Name



Medipharco 8 Nguyen Truong To St., Hue City, Vietnam.

Therapeutic Class

Topical antirheumatics and analgesics

Dosage Form, Composition & NAFDAC Registration Number (NRN)

Gel (NRN: A4-4488): Each tube 20 g contains: Methylsalicylate 2.8 g, Menthol 1.2 g Excipients s.q.f 20 g.

Pack size: Tubes of 20 g. Box of 1 tube.



Methyl salicylate, also known as wintergreen oil, is a natural product from many plant species. It is topically used to cause dilation of the capillaries thereby increasing blood flow to the area.

Menthol has some local anesthetic and counter-irritant qualities and also acts as a weak kappa opioid receptor agonist making it an analgesic as well.

Its ability to chemically trigger the cold-sensitive TRPM8 receptors in the skin is responsible for its cooling sensation when applied to the skin.

Lastly, it enhances the efficacy of other topical applications by increasing penetration via vasodilation.


Hotgel is used as topical analgesic. Temporarily, it relieves minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with simple backaches, arthritis, strained muscles, bruises, sprains.


Hypersensitivity to methylsalicylate, menthol or any ingredient in the formulation.


For external use only. Do not use with heating pad because of potential skin blistering.

Do not bandage tightly.

Do not apply gel to the eyes and broken or sensitive skin.

Pregnancy and children under 2 years old

Keep away from eyes, mucous membranes and wound or broken skin

Hotgel that contains menthol should never be applied into the nostrils of infants. It may cause apnoea and immediate collapse.


No known interaction considered serious.

Adverse Effects

The adverse reactions can happen such as allergic contact dermatitis, itching, erythema, rash.

Dosage & Administration

Massage gel into the affected part until it is completely absorbed into the skin. Apply 2 or 3 times daily as necessary.

Storage/Handling Recommendations

Store in a dry place, below 30°C, protect from light.

Shelf life: 36 months

Read the instructions carefully before using. For further information, consult the physician.

Review Date

2017-10-27 04:01:48