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Brand name: Ice

Ice is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) menthol. On this page you will find out more about Ice, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: menthol

Information for medicine and pack size:
Ice 2% gel, 100 g

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

Symptomatic temporary relief of pain associated with muscular aches, backache and arthritis.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Pale blue, opaque, gel.
Dosage Form Gel
Route of administration Topical
Medicine schedule
100g tube: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
120g: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Tube
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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