What’s the safest way to apply THERA-GESIC to my skin?

Apply THERA-GESIC to your skin in thin layers. You should generally apply the same amount each time, but by adding one or two additional layers, you can increase the intensity of action. One layer provides a mild effect, two layers provide a strong effect, and three layers provide a very strong effect.

Can I take any other “pain reliever” pills when I use THERA-GESIC?

Certain prescription or over-the-counter medications may also be helpful in treating your condition. But you should only take them if your doctor recommends them. Always ask first!

How long should I wait between applying THERA-GESIC and washing or taking a shower?

An important advantage of THERA-GESIC is that it is rapidly absorbed into your skin-providing prompt and effective relief. To ensure maximum effectiveness after applying THERA-GESIC, wait about 60 to 90 minutes before washing.

How long should I wait before I apply another treatment of THERA-GESIC? 

Never exceed more than 3 to 4 applications per day.

Why shouldn’t I wrap or bandage the area?

THERA-GESIC is specially manufactured to provide just the right amount of medication to be absorbed into your skin. “Pressing” or “covering” the area with a wrap or bandage could cause an excessive amount of medicine to be absorbed. This can result in irritation and burning.

Can I wrap the injury with an Ace bandage after I wash off the area?

It’s ok to use an Ace bandage or wrap, but only after you have completely washed off any remaining THERA-GESIC. 

Can children use THERA-GESIC? 

THERA-GESIC is not recommended for children under 12 years.


Sore muscles happen. The lifting, reaching, stretching, straining, pushing and pulling of everyday work and play eventually take a toll. When you need relief, reach for THERA-GESIC.


Don’t let the joint pain brought on by arthritis slow you down. Rely on the soothing properties of THERA-GESIC to ease the ache so you can carry on with life.


All kinds of everyday activities can stir up back pain. Too much time behind your desk; a long flight; overdoing it in the gym; an imprudent lift, bend or stretch. When back pain flares, help calm it fast with a cooling layer of THERA-GESIC.