Fortex Rubbing Oil is formulated with a high concentration of methyl salicylate - 40% and a specially refined arachis oil (peanut oil*- high in essential fatty acids)
Formulated in a liquid base for fast and deep penetration to the site of pain; Fortex is NOT a cream NOR a gel - it is a spray rubbing oil.
Limit use of Fortex to the affected external area only.
Fortex is used on your outside skin only; it does not enter your blood stream in significant amounts.
When using along with your oral pain medication, your Doctor or Health Professional may recommend you reduce the amount and /or frequency of oral pain tablets you are taking while using Fortex. This is recommended to maintain relief of pain while reducing the amount and extent of side effects associated with the oral medications.
Unlike creams or gels, you can spray and rub it on muscles or soak the affected area with Fortex in warm water**.
*Use with caution if peanut allergy exists.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
"Methyl salicylate (oil of wintergreen or wintergreen oil) is an organic ester naturally produced by many species of plants, particularly wintergreens. The compound was first extracted and isolated from plant species Gaultheria procumbens in 1843. It is also synthetically produced, used as a fragrance, in foods and beverages, and in liniments. It forms a colorless to yellow or reddish liquid and exhibits a characteristic odor and taste of wintergreen. For acute joint and muscular pain, methyl salicylate is used as a rubefacient and analgesic in deep heating liniments. It is used as a flavoring agent in chewing gums and mints in small concentrations and added as antiseptic in mouthwash solutions."
Record Name: Methyl salicylate
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National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Compound Database; CID=4133, https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/4133 (accessed May 25, 2018).
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