Menthol


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : Topical Muscular aches and pains As an oint/cream (usually w/ camphor, clove oil or methyl salicylate): Apply 2-3 times/day. Nasal congestion; Throat irritation As loz (usually w/ eucalyptus oil or cetylpyridinium Cl): 1 loz 3 hrly.
Dosage Details
Oral
Nasal congestion, Throat irritation
Adult: As a loz (usually in combination with eucalyptus oil or cetylpyridinium chloride): 1 loz every 3 hr, to be sucked slowly.
Child: >6 yr: As a lozenge (usually in combination with eucalyptus oil or cetylpyridinium chloride): 1 lozenge every 3 hr, to be sucked slowly.

Topical/Cutaneous
Muscular aches and pains
Adult: As an ointment/cream (usually in combination with camphor, clove oil or methyl salicylate): Apply and rub gently onto the affected skin areas 2-3 times daily.
Special Precautions
Avoid direct instillation of menthol-containing preparations into the nostrils of infants and young children. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
May cause hypersensitivity reactions such as cutaneous dermatitis. Ingestion of large amount of menthol may cause GI effects such as severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, ataxia, drowsiness and coma.
Action
Description: Menthol is used mainly for the symptomatic relief of sinusitis, bronchitis and similar conditions. It may be used as an inhalation, ointment or pastilles. It may also be used in combination with benzoin, eucalyptus oil or camphor.
Pharmacokinetics:
Excretion: Excreted in the urine and bile as a glucuronide.
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