Menthol - oral


Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Menthol is used on its own or together with other medicines to help relieve sore throat and cough and help clear blocked airways.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Menthol exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Menthol is available on its own or together with other medicines as lozenge or oral solution or syrup.

If you are taking an oral solution or syrup, shake the bottle well before you take it to ensure that the liquid is evenly mixed. Use the measuring spoon or cup provided to measure your dose.

If you are taking the lozenge, suck the lozenge and repeat as desired until it completely dissolves. Do not swallow.

Menthol may also be available in other drug formulations in some countries, it is best to discuss with your doctor or pharmacist on how you should take this medicine.

If your symptoms persist or worsen, seek medical advice.

You may stop taking this medicine when you have no more symptoms of sore throat, cough, and blocked nose.
What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not take Menthol if you ever had an allergic reaction (e.g. rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to this medicine or any other medicine combined with Menthol, such as amylmetacresol.
What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have persistent cough which is associated with smoking, asthma or lung disease.

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving Menthol to a child. Children taking lozenge may be at risk of choking.
What side effects could I experience?
If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop taking Menthol and inform your doctor immediately. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I take this with other medicines?
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on menthol - oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2020 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com
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