Pharmaceutica North America’s Medrox (medroxcin) is an over the counter topical analgesic for temporary relief of joint, muscle and nerve pain. Medrox is delivered through the skin in a gel formulation. It’s a blend of natural and pharmaceutical ingredients including Methyl Salicylate, Capsaicin and Menthol.
Methyl Salicylate is also known as wintergreen oil and is similar in properties to salicylic acid or aspirin. Menthol is derived from natural volatile oils such as peppermint and provides a cooling sensation which is soothing to the skin. Menthol targets the k-opioid receptor on the TRPM8 neuron and the result is a cooling analgesic effect.
Capsaicin is a naturally occurring compound found in chili pepper. It binds with the TRPV1 protein that affects pain and heat neurons, overwhelming the nerve endings which gives it that heating effect.
The unique combination attacks several pain receptors to provide maximum relief by targeting specific areas of pain and reducing inflammation.
Medrox provides long lasting relief for common conditions such as arthritis, backaches, muscle soreness and strains. It’s available in a 120gm bottle.