Menthol

Description

Menthol is an organic compound used either alone or in a combination with other medicines to relieve minor muscle pain and aches associated with conditions such as arthritis, low back pain, etc. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 2 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Menthol

  • Eye irritation
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Skin blistering
  • Erythema

Uses of Menthol

What is it prescribed for?

  • Muscular pain
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. If the medicine is used, care should be taken such that the infant does not come in contact with the medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to menthol or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. If the medicine is used, care should be taken such that the infant does not come in contact with the medicine.
General warnings

Topical use

This medicine is recommended for use only on the skin; it is not recommended for use in the eyes. You are advised not to use this medicine on open wounds or damaged skin.

Missed Dose

This medicine is usually applied on an as-needed basis.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not expected to cause severe symptoms. However, if the medicine is swallowed, seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of medication to the affected area and rub in gently and thoroughly. You should wash your hands before and after applying the medication. Consult a doctor if your symptoms do not improve, worsen, or persist for more than 7 days. Do not apply more than 3 to 4 times within a 24-hour period.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine causes a feeling of coolness on the skin. It also reduces itching and pain.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Miscellaneous agents

Schedule

OTC

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Information on this page was last updated on 6 Jun 2018

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