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Bengay, spelled Ben-Gay before 1995, is an analgesic heat rub used to relieve muscle and joint pain. It was developed in France by Dr. Jules Bengué, and brought to America in 1898. The name Bengué was anglicized to Bengay. It was originally produced by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare which was later acquired by Johnson & Johnson.

Active ingredients[edit]

The active ingredients vary by the version of the product.

Methyl salicylate can be toxic if the cream is used in excess.[1]

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  1. ^ "Sports cream warnings urged after teen's death". Associated Press. 13 June 2007. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 

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