BABY CHEST RUB
Active substance(s): EUCALYPTUS OIL / MENTHOL / TURPENTINE OIL / EUCALYPTUS OIL / MENTHOL / TURPENTINE OIL / EUCALYPTUS OIL / MENTHOL / TURPENTINE OIL
NAME OF THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT
Baby Chest Rub
Woodwards baby chest rub
QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION
Turpentine Oil BP
Eucalyptus Oil BP
2.0 % v/w
2.0 % w/w
For the symptomatic relief of nasal catarrh and congestion due to cold
Posology and method of administration
Adults, the Elderly, Children and Babies over Three months
Rub on the chest, throat and back morning and night.
Leave bedding and clothes loose to allow easy inhalation of the vapour. Not to be
given to children under three months.
Known hypersensitivity to the active ingredients.
Special warnings and precautions for use
For external use only. Do not apply directly to the nostrils. Keep the rub away from
the eyes. Do not use on babies aged under three months.
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
Pregnancy and lactation
Effects on ability to drive and use machines
Can cause hypersensitivity reactions, including contact dermatitis and skin blistering.
(Ingestion of the contests of whole container) causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea,
breathing difficulties leading to respiratory collapse. Application of a product
containing menthol to the nostrils of infants can cause instant collapse. Stomach
should be emptied by aspiration and lavage and a purgative given.
Any convulsions can be controlled by intravenous diazepam 5-10mg, or short acting
An inhalant chest rub containing menthol and a mixture of volatile oils.
The inhalation of vapours from these ingredients stimulates the membrane
of the respiratory tract loosening the mucous and catarrh in the nasal
Passages giving relief to congestion.
Preclinical safety data
List of excipients
Oil of cedarwood
Oil of nutmeg
Oil of thyme
White soft paraffin
60 months unopened
Special precautions for storage
Store below 25ºC
Nature and contents of container
White glass jars containing 28g of product with R3/38mm polycarb
screw cap and packed into cartons
Special precautions for disposal
MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
Ayrton Saunders Limited,
Walworth Industrial Estate,
MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER(S)
DATE OF FIRST AUTHORISATION/RENEWAL OF THE
DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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