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Treatment Information

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Buy Tiger Balm Red Online UK

Based on an ancient Chinese formula, Tiger Balm Red pounces on mild muscle aches and pains to bring relief quickly.

Tiger Balm Red is a topical ointment or liniment used to alleviate mild pain and muscle aches. It contains natural herbal ingredients, including camphor and menthol, which help ease muscle and joint discomfort while providing a cooling sensation.

Tiger Balm Red is the most potent ointment in the Tiger Balm range, and penetrates deep to provide effective treatment for muscular inflammation and joint pain such as arthritis, muscle pain and spasms.

Where can I buy Tiger Balm Red?

You can buy Tiger Balm Red over the counter in the UK from pharmacist, supermarkets and health food shops.

With Prescription Doctor, you can buy Tiger Balm Red online from a UK pharmacy. All items dispatched from our pharmacy are concealed in plain packaging to ensure your privacy. If your order is approved before 3pm on weekdays, our pharmacy can dispatch your item the same day in time for a next-day delivery.

How Does Tiger Balm Red Work?

Tiger Balm is used as a topical natural pain-relief method, including various natural extracts such as:

  • Camphor - a mild pain reliever that has both cooling and warming effects on the skin and increases blood circulation.
  • Menthol or methyl salicylate - made from mint extracts which trick the nerves into feeling a cooling sensation and constricting muscles to help decrease muscular and joint pain.
  • Cinnamomum cassia oil - provides anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Eucalyptus - help treat coughs and colds.
  • Cajuput oil - a counter-irritant.
  • Clove Oil - a mild pain reliever.

Many ingredients of Tiger Balm have been used for centuries for their therapeutic effect, and are still used today in a variety of medicines.

How long does Tiger Balm Red take to work?

Tiger Balm should start working within 30 minutes of applying it to the area of pain.

How Do I Use Tiger Balm Red?

Always use Tiger Balm as described on the leaflet or told by your doctor or pharmacist.

For muscular aches and pains (For adults or children over the age of two years): Rub Tiger Balm Red on the affected parts of the skin when needed, usually 2 to 3 times a day.

Tiger Balm is for external use only and should not be inhaled or ingested.

Avoid applying Tiger Balm to irritated or damaged skin. Tiger Balm should not be used on open wounds, chapped, chafed, cut, grazed or sunburnt skin.

Do not apply Tiger Balm Red to areas in or around the eyes, mouth, nose, vagina or urethra.

Do not bandage the area you have applied Tiger Balm to.

Do not apply a double quantity of the balm for a missed application.

If your pain does not improve after using Tiger balm for two weeks, or if your symptoms worsen, stop using Tiger Balm and seek medical advice from your doctor.

Tiger Balm Red Side Effects And Cautions

Before you use Tiger Balm Red ointment, it is important to read the patient information leaflet enclosed with the medicine. The patient information leaflet contains instruction son how to use, store and dispose Tiger Balm Red, as well as important information regarding the safety of the ointment.

Who should not use Tiger Balm Red?

Tiger Balm Red is not suitable for everyone. You should speak to your doctor or a pharmacist before using Tiger Balm Red if you have certain underlying medical conditions.

Do not use Tiger Balm Red:

  • If you have any sort of skin disease
  • On irritated or inflamed skin
  • On cuts, scratches or open wounds

If you are unsure whether Tiger Balm is safe for you, speak to your doctor or ask a pharmacist for advice.

Side effects of Tiger Balm Red

All medicines carry the risk of side effects, though not everybody experiences them. While using Tiger Balm Red, it is important to be vigilant of any side effects.

Tiger Balm Red may cause a mild burning sensation to the site of application.

If you experience any side effects of Tiger Balm Red, regardless of whether they are listed in the patient information leaflet, report them to your doctor as soon as possible.


Do not use Tiger Balm Red if you are allergic to cajuput oil, camphor, cinnamon, clove oil, levomenthol, mint oil, parrafin or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.

If you experience an allergic reaction to Tiger Balm, discontinue use and seek immediate medical attention by going straight to your nearest accident and emergency department. Remember to take the packaging and any remaining ointment with you so that doctors treating you know exactly what you took.

Signs of an allergic reaction may include:

  • Dry, red, cracked skin
  • Itchy, red, watery eyes
  • Raised, itchy, red rash (hives)
  • Swelling of the lips, face, tongue or throat
  • Tight feeling in the chest
  • Tummy pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Wheezing (difficulty breathing)

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Speak to your doctor or a pharmacist for advice before you use Tiger Balm Red if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Tiger Balm Red can be used in moderation when pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid excessive use of the ointment.

Do not use Tiger Balm Red around the nostrils of babies as it can cause harm.

Other safety information

If you are unsure how and when to use Tiger Balm Red, or have any questions about the treatment or your condition, speak to one of our online doctors by sending a message through our customer services page.

Inform our online doctor of other topical treatments you might be using, including those prescribed by your doctor, or bought over the counter.

Caution: Tiger Balm Red contains paraffin which is flammable. Towels, clothing, bedding and other surfaces which come into contact with Tiger Balm may be easily ignited by a naked flame or cigarette. Wash these materials regularly to prevent the risk of a fire.

Do not apply Tiger Balm Red to areas in or around the eyes, mouth, nose, vagina or urethra. Tiger Balm Red is for external use only and should not be inhaled or applied to the nose.

Do not bandage the area you have applied Tiger Balm Red to.

Do not use Tiger Balm Red past the expiry date printed on the packaging.

Never throw away medicine via household or water waste. Take any unwanted or expired medicine to your local pharmacy and ask them to dispose of them safely on your behalf.

Always store Tiger Balm Red out of sight and reach from children and pets.

Never share your medicine with anybody else, even if they are experiencing the same symptoms or have the same condition as you.

Frequently asked questions

What should I do if I use too much Tiger Balm Red?

If you apply more Tiger Balm Red than you should, wipe away the excess with a clean tissue and dispose of it safely.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Tiger Balm Red?

Alcohol does not interfere with the effects of Tiger Balm Red. Avoid drinking more than 14 units of alcohol per week, as per the government's guidelines.

What should I do if I get Tiger Balm Red in my eyes, nose or mouth?

If you accidentally get Tiger Balm Red in your eyes, nose or mouth, rinse them with water. If itching or discomfort persists, speak to your doctor.

Will Tiger Balm Red impact my ability to drive or operate machinery?

Tiger Balm Red should not impact your ability to drive or operate machinery.

What’s the difference between Tiger Balm Red and Tiger Balm White?

Tiger Balm Red has additional active ingredients of Cajuput oil, Dementholised mint oil, and Cassia oil, giving Tiger Balm red extra penetrative power.

Tiger Balm White is used to treat tension headaches and minor aches and pains, while Tiger Balm Red is only used to treat mild aches and pains.

If you are unsure which Tiger Balm to buy, speak to a pharmacist.

Is Tiger Balm illegal?

It is not illegal to buy Tiger Balm in the UK, and it is readily available over the counter from pharmacies, health shops and supermarkets, and online vendors such as Prescription Doctor.

Is Tiger Balm Red better than Vick’s VapoRub?

Tiger Balm contains a higher concentration of the active ingredients than Vick’s VapoRub. Though, some people may find one product work better for them than another.

If you are unsure which one is most suitable for you, speak to your doctor or ask a pharmacist for advice.

Which Tiger Balm is good for headaches?

Tiger Balm White is specially formulated for tension headaches and may be more effective.

Where can I buy Tiger Balm?

You can buy Tiger Balm online from Prescription Doctor. Our online pharmacy makes it straightforward to order Tiger Balm liniments from a reputable UK pharmacy. To begin your order and buy Tiger Balm online today, simply press the green button.

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Buy Tiger Balm Red Online UK

How Does Tiger Balm Red Work?

How Do I Use Tiger Balm Red?

Tiger Balm Red Side Effects And Cautions

Frequently Asked Questions


Omega Pharma Ltd, 2021. Tiger Balm Red: Summary of Product Characteristics

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Tiger Balm Red
  • Manufacturer: Omega Pharma Ltd
  • Active Ingredient(s): Camphor, cajuput oil, clove oil, levomenthol
  • Administration: Topical
  • Presentation: Ointment
  • Available Strength: 11.0% (camphor), 10.0% (levomenthol), 7.0% (cajuput oil), 5.0% (clove oil)
  • Exemption: General Sales License
  • Dosage: Gently rub in to site of aches and pain 2 or 3 times a day.
  • Description: Tiger Balm Red is a topical treatment for mild aches and pains, made from herbal extracts.
  • Drug Class: Traditional Herbal Medicine
  • Alcohol Consumption: No influence
  • When Pregnant: Speak to your doctor before using Tiger Balm Red if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
  • When Breastfeeding: Speak to your doctor before using Tiger Balm Red if you are breastfeeding.
  • Price: 5.99 GBP
Click here to view the Tiger Balm Red - Patient Information Leaflet

Authored & Reviewed By

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

MPharm - Lead Pharmacist
Imran Lakhi is the superintendent pharmacist and founder at Prescription Doctor. He has been at the core of our team.

Published on: 01/07/2021 Reviewed on: 13/03/2024

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