Absorbine Jr

Name: Absorbine Jr

How do I store and/or throw out Absorbine Jr?

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Absorbine Jr. (methyl salicylate topical)?

Ask a doctor or pharmacist about using methyl salicylate topical if you have any allergies (especially to aspirin or other salicylates), or if you have a serious medical condition.

It is not known whether methyl salicylate topical will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

It is not known whether methyl salicylate topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not apply methyl salicylate topical to your breast area if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Do not use this medication on a child younger than 12 years old without medical advice.

Absorbine Jr. (methyl salicylate topical) side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Wash the skin and get medical attention right away if you have severe burning, pain, swelling, or blistering of the skin where you applied this medication.

Less serious side effects may include a mild cold or burning sensation.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to tolnaftate topical: compounding powder, topical aerosol powder, topical cream, topical ointment, topical powder, topical solution, topical spray


A case of sensitization to butylated hydroxytoluene which is found in some of the tolnaftate topical preparations has been reported.[Ref]

Dermatologic side effects have included a mild skin irritation.[Ref]

Some side effects of tolnaftate topical may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

Dosage Forms

Excipient information presented when available (limited, particularly for generics); consult specific product labeling. [DSC] = Discontinued product

Aerosol, External:

Athletes Foot Spray: 1% (150 g) [contains sd alcohol 40]

Tinactin: 1% (150 g)

Aerosol Powder, External:

Jock Itch Spray: 1% (130 g) [contains sd alcohol 40b]

LamISIL AF Defense: 1% (133 g)

Tinactin: 1% (133 g)

Tinactin Deodorant: 1% (133 g)

Cream, External:

Antifungal: 1% (14.18 g) [odorless]

Fungi-Guard: 1% (15 g)

Fungoid-D: 1% (113 g) [contains cetyl alcohol, methylparaben, propylene glycol, propylparaben, trolamine (triethanolamine)]

Medi-First Anti-Fungal: 1% (1 ea)

Tinactin: 1% (15 g, 30 g)

Tinactin Jock Itch: 1% (15 g)

Tolnaftate Antifungal: 1% (114 g [DSC]) [contains cetyl alcohol, methylparaben, polysorbate 80, propylene glycol, propylparaben]

Generic: 1% (15 g, 20 g, 28.3 g, 30 g)

Powder, External:

Anti-Fungal: 1% (45 g)

LamISIL AF Defense: 1% (113 g [DSC])

Podactin: 1% (45 g)

Tinactin: 1% (108 g [DSC])

Generic: 1% (45 g)

Solution, External:

Dr Gs Clear Nail: 1% (18 mL) [contains propylene glycol]

Mycocide Clinical NS: 1% (30 mL) [contains propylene glycol]

The Treatment Formula 3: 1% (15 mL) [contains butylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben, sesame oil]

Tinaspore: 1% (10 mL)

Generic: 1% (10 mL)

Use Labeled Indications

Treatment of tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis

Dosing Adult

Tinea infection: Topical: Wash and dry affected area; spray aerosol or apply 1-3 drops of solution or a small amount of cream, or powder and rub into the affected areas 2 times/day

Note: May use for up to 4 weeks for tinea pedis or tinea corporis, and up to 2 weeks for tinea cruris.

Drug Interactions

There are no known significant interactions.


Concerns related to adverse effects:

• Irritation: Discontinue if sensitivity or irritation occurs.

Special populations:

• Pediatric: Not for self-medication (OTC use) in children <2 years of age.

Other warnings/precautions:

• Appropriate use: For topical use only; avoid contact with eyes. Apply to clean, dry skin. When used for self-medication (OTC use), contact health care provider if condition does not improve within 4 weeks.

Patient Education

• Discuss specific use of drug and side effects with patient as it relates to treatment. (HCAHPS: During this hospital stay, were you given any medicine that you had not taken before? Before giving you any new medicine, how often did hospital staff tell you what the medicine was for? How often did hospital staff describe possible side effects in a way you could understand?)

• Have patient report immediately to prescriber severe skin irritation (HCAHPS).

• Educate patient about signs of a significant reaction (eg, wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat). Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Patient should consult prescriber for additional questions.

Intended Use and Disclaimer: Should not be printed and given to patients. This information is intended to serve as a concise initial reference for healthcare professionals to use when discussing medications with a patient. You must ultimately rely on your own discretion, experience and judgment in diagnosing, treating and advising patients.