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Absorbine JR (Chloroxylenol/Menthol)

Drug:Absorbine JR Liniment
Dosage:0.5 %/1.25 %/120 ml
Drug:Absorbine JR Extra Strength Liquid
Dosage:0.5 %/4 %/60 ml

Absorbine JR (Chloroxylenol/Menthol) is an over-the-counter medication used to treat minor aches and pains of the muscles and joints associated with arthritis, strains, bruises, sprains, and backaches. The drug can relieve pain from headaches, toothaches, and menstrual cramps. Absorbine JR can also be used as a first-aid antiseptic to relieve non-poisonous insect bites. The active ingredients in Absorbine JR are Chloroxylenol and Menthol. Chloroxylenol belongs to a class of drugs called antiseptics. It works by reducing swelling, numbing pain, and killing germs. Menthol belongs to a class of drugs called analgesics. It works by keeping the skin cool and then warm to distract you from the feelings of aches.

Manufacturer Information

We currently offer the brand Absorbine JR from Canada manufactured by McCaughey in the strength of 0.5 %/1.25 %/120 ml Liniment and 0.5 %/4 %/60 ml extra strength liquid. The generic Chloroxylenol/Menthol is not available.

Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while using Absorbine JR. The most common side effects of Absorbine JR may include the following:
• Redness;
• Mild itching and irritation at the application site

Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Signs of an allergic reaction, such as trouble breathing, hives, swelling of the face, lips, or throat

These are not all of the side effects of Absorbine JR. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.

You should not use Absorbine JR if you are allergic to Chloroxylenol, Menthol, or any ingredient in Absorbine JR. Before you start using this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are about to undergo an MRI test;
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant;
• Have kidney problems;
• Have peptic ulcer

Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Absorbine JR and other medicines, like anisindione, dicumarol, warfarin, etc. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is unknown if Absorbine JR will harm a fetus. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. It is unknown if Chloroxylenol is excreted in breast milk. However, Menthol passes into breast milk in trace amounts. Do not use this medication near the breast area or areas that will come in contact with your baby’s mouth. Use this medicine exactly as your doctor prescribes. Absorbine JR is a liniment and liquid. Please do not take it by mouth. This drug is for topical use only. Wash your hands before and after applying Absorbine JR. Gently apply Absorbine JR liniment to the affected area no more than 3 to 4 times daily. Use the applicator that comes with the medicine to apply Absorbine JR liquid to the affected area. Gently massage it into the skin. You should experience instant pain relief after using this medicine. Absorbine JR has a non-greasy formula and will not stain your clothes or furniture. Store this drug at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Keep out of the reach of children.

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