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Menthol Topical Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 7.4 mg ; 2.5 mg ; 2% ; 1.4% ; 5% ; 0.15% ; 6.5% ; 8 mg ; 1.7 mg ; 3.3 mg ; 1% ; 10% ; 16% ; 0.5% ; 7.5% ; 7% ; 1.25% ; 1 mg ; 4.5% ; 2.5% ; 6% ; 8% ; 3.5% ; 4%

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Cough

Menthol topical - oral lozenge:
Sore Throat: Dissolve 1 drop slowly in mouth every 2 hours as needed.
Cough: Dissolve 1 drop slowly in mouth every hour as needed.

Usual Adult Dose for Pain

Menthol topical 2% gel, 2.5% gel, menthol topical 5% pad, 1.4% pad, and 1.25% pad, menthol 7% topical gel: Apply topically to affected area 3 to 4 times daily.

Menthol topical 6% spray and 10% spray: Spray topically to affected area as needed not to exceed 4 times a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Pruritus

Menthol 0.15% or 0.5% topical lotion: Apply topically to affected area 3 to 4 times daily.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Cough

4 years or older:
Menthol topical - oral lozenge:
Sore Throat: Dissolve 1 drop slowly in mouth every 2 hours as needed.
Cough: Dissolve 1 drop slowly in mouth every hour as needed.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pain

Menthol topical 1.4% pad, 1.25% pad, and menthol 7% topical gel:
12 years or older: Apply topically to affected area 3 to 4 times daily.

Menthol topical 5% pad:
10 years or older: Apply topically to affected area 3 to 4 times daily.

Menthol topical 6% spray:
13 years or older: Spray topically to affected area as needed not to exceed 4 times a day.

Menthol topical 2% topical gel:
2 years or older: Apply topically to affected area 3 to 4 times daily.

Menthol topical 2.5% topical gel:
12 years or older: Apply topically to affected area no more than 4 times daily.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pruritus

2 years and older:
Menthol 0.15% or 0.5% topical lotion: Apply topically to affected area 3 to 4 times daily.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Consult WARNINGS section for dosing related precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Menthol topical should not be used in or near the eyes or other mucous membranes.

Menthol topical should not be applied to wounds or damaged skin. Following application tight bandages and/or heat should not be applied to the treatment area.

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