Menthol; Methyl Salicylate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2013 - 2021

Menthol; Methyl Salicylate Summary for 2021

Top drug rank #353 ( 62)
Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States (2021) 93,068
Estimated number of patients in the United States (2021) 46,171
Average total drug cost (USD)  
Per prescription $34.26
Per day of therapy $1.16/day
Average out-of-pocket cost (USD)  
Per prescription $3.26
Per day of therapy $0.11/day

Total Prescriptions and Patients Per Year (2013 - 2021)

Rank of Top Drugs Over Time

"Rank" refers to the frequency that a given medication is prescribed within a calendar year compared to all other medications. A rank of "4" would indicate that the medication was the fourth most commonly prescribed medication.

Year Rank Change
2019 439 -
2020 415  24
Year Rank Change
2021 353  62

Drug Cost Over Time (2013 - 2021)

  • Cost Per Prescription Fill: Average cost per filled prescription regardless of how many days of therapy the prescription is filled for (e.g. 10 days, 30 days, 90 days, etc.)
  • Cost per Day of Therapy: The average cost per prescription fill divided by the days of therapy. For example, a 10-day antibiotic course costing $30 would be $3 per day. Similarly, a 30-day supply of an oral antihypetensive costing $30 would be $1 per day.

  • Total cost: The average total cost of the medication including the out-of-pocket cost (see below) plus the amount paid by other parties (Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, Veterans Administration, TRICARE, other state/federal sources, Worker's compensation, and other miscellaneous sources)
  • Out-of-pocket cost: The average payment made by the patient which may include deductibles, coinsurance, copayments, or the cash price paid without insurance coverage.

Cost Per Prescription Fill (USD)

Cost Per Day of Therapy (USD/day)

Distribution of Dispensed Dosage Forms (2021)

No data available

Distribution of Days Supplied (2021)

"Days supply" is defined as the number of days that a prescription should last. For example, a prescription of 60 tablets that is taken twice daily has a day supply of 30 days.

Related Drugs

Drug Synonyms

Drug synonyms are used during the sanitation and standardization process of "cleaning" the original data source (MEPS). Occassionally, brand names may be listed below that are no longer on the market or are very infrequently used.

Brand Name Synonyms
  • Salonpas
  • Ageless Pain Relief
  • Calypxo HP Pain Relief
  • Calypxo Pain Relief
  • Capasil
  • Comforte Natural Menstrual Cramp Relief Cream
  • Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream
  • Douleurin Ice Pain Relief
  • Eagle Medicated Oil
  • Foot Soak
  • Human Science Muscle Pain Relief
  • Human Science Pain Relief
  • Ice Quake Analgesic Cream White
  • Kinesys
  • LA Vaquita
  • Neurolatore Power Formula Pain Relief
  • Not Pot Cbd Icy Cooling Pain Relief
  • Pro-sero Pain Relief
  • Reina Cbd Infused Topical Pain Relief
  • Rocainol Topical Analgesic
  • Signature Care Cold And Hot
  • Teeter Renew Muscles Pain Relieving
  • Teeter Renew Pain Relief
  • Theragesic Creme
  • Theragesic Plus
  • Bengay Greaseless
  • Cvs Health Cold And Hot Pain Relieving
  • Equaline Cool Heat
  • Equaline Muscle Rub
  • Equate Cool And Heat
  • Family Wellness Pain Relieving
  • Good Neighbor Pharmacy Muscle Rub
  • Hemp Pain
  • Herbal Utaplas
  • Maxrevive
  • Meijer Extra Strength Cold And Hot Therapypain Relieving
  • Mentholatum Deep Heating Rub
  • Mentholatum Pain Relieving
  • Muscle Rub
  • Proplex Greaseless Muscle Rub
  • Rite Aid Hot And Cold
  • Rugby Pain Relieving
  • SC Herbal
  • Signature Care Cool Heat
  • Theracare Muscle And Join Pain Relief Cream
  • Ultra Balm
  • Walgreens Cool N Heat
  • Zhong Hua Feng Shi Die DA Gao
  • Formula45 Arthritis Blend
  • Freezin Cold Toast
  • Green Remedy Cooling Roll ON
  • Kwan Loong
  • Mobisyn Pain Relieving
  • Pain Relieving Warming Balm
  • Tiger Balm
  • Velatrin Pain Relief
  • DR Joe Lab Pms Menstrual Pain Relief Cream
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Menthol, (+)-; Methyl Salicylate
  • Menthol, Unspecified Form; Methyl Salicylate
  • Methyl Salicylate; Menthol
  • Methyl Salicylate; Menthol, Unspecified Form
  • Menthol; Methyl Salicylate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: 2/20/2008
First FDA applicant: Otc
First dosage form: Patch (topical)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2013-2021. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 2024.01. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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