Targeted pain relief you can feel working instantly.

Rise from pain with the Icy Hot® Medicated Patch. Feel the power of Icy Hot® contrast relief — it starts out with a cooling sensation to dull your pain, followed by a warming sensation to relax muscles and joints.

The medicated patch is available in a five count pack.

Pain relief


Works on muscles and joints

Stays in place

Cooling menthol

Wear for up to 8 hours


Regular (5-count pack)

XL (3-count pack)

Where to buy

Targeted relief for:


Back Aches



Product Information

    Temporarily relieves minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with:
    • arthritis
    • simple backache
    • strains
    • sprains
    Adults and children 12 years of age and older:  
    • remove backing from patch by firmly grasping both ends and gently pulling until backing separates in middle
    • carefully remove clear plastic backing from patch and apply exposed portion of patch to affected area
    • once exposed portion of patch is positioned, carefully remove remaining backing to completely apply patch to affected area
    • apply to affected area as needed for up to 8 hours
    • wash hands after applying or removing patch. Throw away the patch by folding sticky ends together.

    Children under 12 years of age: do not use

    Consult a healthcare professional for use beyond 7 days.

    For external use only 

    Do not use 
    • on wounds, irritated or damaged skin, or if irritation develops
    • with a heating pad or cover with additional bandage as this may result in excessive skin irritation or skin burn

    When using this product 
    • use only as directed
    • avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes
    • skin burns (swelling, erythema, bullous lesions, pain) including severe skin burns and skin necrosis have sometimes been reported with products containing menthol
    • rashes and/or burning discomfort and/or hypersensitivity such as allergy have been known to occur, in these cases discontinue use

    Stop use and ask a doctor if 
    • condition worsens or symptoms persist for more than 7 days
    • symptoms clear up and occur again within a few days
    • you experience pain, swelling, or blistering

    If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use. 

    Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


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    Menthol 5%

    Menthol is a topical analgesic that provides pain relief.

    aqua, glycerin, methyl acrylate, 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, nonoxylnol-30, polyacrylic acid, starch, acrylic acid, talc, sodium chloride, sodium polyacrylate, isopropyl myristate, carmellose sodium, tartaric acid, polysorbate 80, titanium dioxide, sorbitan sesquioleate, aluminum hydroxide

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do not use Icy Hot® Medicated Patches with other Icy Hot® products or any other topical pain analgesics.

  • Do not use a heating pad or ice pack while using Icy Hot® Medicated Patch.

  • Yes, Icy Hot® Medicated Patch has an expiry date, please refer to the package for expiration dates. Do not use Icy Hot® Medicated Patch after the labeled expiration date.

  • Icy Hot® Medicated Patch do not contain aspirin or aspirin derivatives.

  • While the time it takes Icy Hot® Medicated Patch to start working varies by individual, most can feel it working fast.

  • For adults and children over 12 years, apply one Icy Hot® Medicated Patch to the affected area for up to 8 hours.

  • Icy Hot® Medicated Patch can be purchased without a prescription. Visit the Where to Buy page to find your closest retailer.

  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or think they may be pregnant should check with their healthcare provider before using Icy Hot® Medicated Patch.

  • Icy Hot® Medicated Patch may be worn under clothing. See product packaging for complete usage directions.

  • Icy Hot® Medicated Patch cannot be reused.

  • Each Icy Hot® Medicated Patch is 10cm x 20cm and the XL Patch is 14cm x 25cm. No, do not cut Icy Hot® Medicated Patch or attempt to modify them in any way.

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