Frequently Asked Questions About Biofreeze
It provides a cooling sensation followed by a warming sensation. This distracts from the painful feelings in the muscle and joints by providing a pleasant feeling on the skin.
When using an over-the-counter product always follow the instructions provided. Talk to your healthcare professional if you have any questions.
It is intended for use on clean dry, undamaged skin. Do not apply the product anywhere else. The maximum dose is 4 applications a day. You may need to look at other options if 4 doses does not manage the pain.
Whether it is a liquid, gel or cream, it needs to be thoroughly rubbed into the skin of the affected areas. Wash your hands after application and let the product dry before allowing anyone else to touch it.
All orders from Sunshine Pharmacy are delivered in the manufacturer's packaging and include a medicine information sheet. We ask that you carefully read this information sheet and call us if you have any questions or do not understand the document
If the product comes in contact with your mouth, eyes or nose, flush the area with lots of water. Avoid touching and applying the medicine to areas of the skin that have cuts, infections, burns or rashes.
After applying the product do not wrap or bandage the area. This may increase your risk of experiencing side effects. You can protect the area by wearing loose clothing.
You should disclose all of your current vitamins, supplements, OTC drugs, herbal products and all current prescription medicines. Our pharmacists will provide therapeutic screening for all orders against this supplied list.
Call your doctor or seek immediate medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction or drug interaction.
We do not list all possible known side effects.You may experience a side effect that is not provided here. If you find that you are noticing severe side effects call your doctor or one of our pharmacists for counseling and medical advice.
Your doctor will normally balance the benefits of treatment versus any possible adverse reactions. Please call us and speak to the pharmacist if you have concerns about buying Biofreeze online.
- intense burning, stinging, redness, or irritation
- Increased pain, swelling, or blistering where the medicine was applied
There is no generic currently available in Canada. It is unclear when or if one will become available in the future.
It is not intended for consumption and may be harmful. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience a severe reaction (such a loss of consciousness or difficulty breathing) or overdose.
It is unclear if this is safe to use when pregnant or breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor before using Biofreeze if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment
Biofreeze is a stronger product and may provide better results than Icy Hot. This depends on your condition so you may need to speak with a pharmacist to make an informed decision.
It is not recommended to treat pain from menstrual cramps.
It may depend on the fabric but Biofreeze generally will not stain or damage your clothing. You should wear light loathing after application and avoid wearing anything too tight (clothing or bandages)
DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is intended as supplementary information to that provided by your doctor. The guidance provided by your doctor supersedes any information provided on the website. Do not avoid or disregard any counseling from your licensed medical professional based on this information.
If you have any medical questions that are not answered here, we do offer counseling from a licensed pharmacist.