GEORGES AMERICAN LINIMENT
Active substance(s): CAMPHOR OIL SYNTHETIC (NORTHERN) / CAPSICUM / EUCALYPTUS OIL / ROSEMARY OIL / TURPENTINE OIL
NAME OF THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT
George’s American Liniment
QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION
Eucalyptus Oil BP
Turpentine Oil BP
Capsicum BPC 1973
Rosemary Oil BPC
Camphor, Synthetic, BP
For the symptomatic relief of rheumatic pain, lumbago, sciatica, stiff joints,
backache and cramp.
Posology and method of administration
For cutaneous use only
Adults , elderly, children over 12 years Apply to the affected area up to three
times a day. Do not apply to broken skin.
If symptoms persist or worsen consult a doctor .
Not recommended for use in children under 12 years of age (see section 4.4.
Special warnings and precautions for use’
Hypersensitivity to any of the active ingredients or the excipients
Special warnings and precautions for use
Do not exceed the stated dose
For external use only. Do not apply to broken skin or the face.
Avoid contact with the eyes.
If symptoms persist or worsen consult a doctor
If applied directly onto the nostrils of infants CNS overstimulation can occur.
Camphor is highly lipophilic and can accumulate in the body following
prolonged exposure which may result in CNS toxicity.
The use of this product in children or adolescents under 12 years of age is not
recommended because data are not sufficient and medical advice should be
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
Fertility, Pregnancy and lactation
The safety of the product during pregnancy and lactation has not been
established. In the absence of sufficient data, the use during pregnancy and
lactation is not recommended.
Effects on ability to drive and use machines
If adverse reactions occur a doctor or pharmacist should be consulted
Overdose may result in skin irritation
Monitor for up to 12 hours after suspected ingestion.
Swallowing of the product may cause gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting
and diarrhoea. Treatment is symptomatic.
After accidental consumption of a camphor containing product, acute
poisoning was observed with nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headache,
vertigo, feeling hot, flushing, convulsions, respiratory depression and coma.
Recommended treatment is nasogastric suctioning and lavage. Camphorinduced seizures have been successfully treated with benzodiazepines.
Patients with severe gastrointestinal or neurological symptoms should be
observed and treated symptomatically. Do not induce vomiting
Oil of Eucalyptus:
Antiseptic and rubefacient
Oil of Rosemary:
Oil of Terebintli:
No data available.
Preclinical safety data
List of excipients
Industrial methylated spirits BP
Special precautions for storage
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions
Nature and contents of container
Liniment contained in white flint glass bottles (75ml and 150ml): 24mm
Special precautions for disposal
No special instructions for handling.
MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
Hubert A C Thomas & Company
MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER(S)
DATE OF FIRST AUTHORISATION/RENEWAL OF THE
06/06/85 and 26/03/2003
DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency