Drug Index

Menthol Camphor

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.

Hepatic Dose :

No dosage adjustments are recommended.
02/21/2024 00:08:08 Menthol Camphor
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