WellPatch Cough & Cold Soothing Vapor Pads

July 19, 2006

Audience: Consumers, Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals

[Posted 08/01/2006] The Mentholatum Company and FDA notified consumers and healthcare professionals about a nationwide recall of WellPatch Cough & Cold Soothing Vapor Pads due to potential serious adverse health effects that could result if the product is ingested by a child removing the patch and chewing on it. This product contains camphor, eucalyptus oil, and menthol. Possible adverse events associated with chewing or ingesting products containing camphor or eucalyptus oils can vary from minor symptoms, such as burning sensation in the mouth, headache, nausea and vomiting, to more severe reactions, such as seizures.

[August 01, 2006 - News Release - The Mentholatum Company]

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