Radian B muscle rub

How does it work?

Radian B muscle rub contains a combination of menthol, camphor, methyl salicylate and capsicum oleoresin as active ingredients.

Menthol relieves itching and causes the blood vessels on the surface of the skin to widen. This causes a sensation of coldness followed by a reduction in pain.

Camphor, methyl salicylate and capsicum oloeresin are counter-irritants, which when applied to the skin, cause redness and heat to be produced. This distracts the brain from the original pain and therefore reduces the perception of pain.

This preparation is used to relieve the symptoms of aches and pains such as muscle stiffness, bruising, sprains and fibrositis. The act of massaging the rub into the painful area also helps relieve symptoms.

Apply to the affected area and slowly massage well into the skin.

What is it used for?

  • Muscle pain
  • Bruising
  • Inflammation of fibrous tissue such as muscle (fibrositis)
  • Sprains, strains and sports injuries.

Warning!

  • Avoid contact of this medicine with the eyes and the moist membranes lining the inside of certain parts of the body, eg mouth, nasal passages (mucous membranes). Rinse with cold water if accidental contact occurs.
  • Avoid use on broken or inflammed skin.
  • Use sparingly on tender skin and do not cover immediately after application.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after application.
  • If itching or irritation occurs discontinue use.
  • If symptoms persist despite treatment, seek medical advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

Not to be used in

  • Children under six years of age
  • Allergy to aspirin.

This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.

  • There is no information available about the safety of this medicine during pregnancy. It is not recommended for use during pregnancy, unless considered essential by your doctor. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
  • There are no known harmful effects when this medicine is used by breastfeeding mothers. However, it should not be applied to breast area to avoid the infant accidentally ingesting it.

Side effects

Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.

  • Allergic inflammation of the skin (contact dermatitis)
  • Eczema
  • Headache
  • Flushing
  • Itchy rash (urticaria)

The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer.For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.

How can this medicine affect other medicines?

This medicine is not known to affect other medicines.

Other medicines containing the same active ingredients

There are currently no other medicines available in the UK that contain this combination of active ingredients.