Drug Index

Menthol Camphor

 
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Mechanism :

Menthol primarily activates the cold-sensitive TRPM8 receptors in the skin. Menthol, after topical application, causes a feeling of coolness due to stimulation of 'cold' receptors by inhibiting Ca++ currents of neuronal membranes. It may also yield analgesic properties via kappa-opioid receptor agonism.
Camphor is mild topical analgesic and antipruritic.


Indication :

• Mild muscle and joint pain


Contraindications :

Children below 2 years.


Dosing :

>12 years: Apply to affected area 3-4 times a day. Massage until thoroughly absorbed into skin.


Adverse Effect :

Children below 2 years.

Severe allergic reactions (rash; itching; hives; tightness in the chest; difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, mouth, face, or tongue); severe irritation at the application site.

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