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MENTHOL AND WINTERGREEN CREAM

Active substance(s): CAMPHOR / EUCALYPTUS OIL / MENTHOL / METHYL SALICYLATE / THYMOL / VOLATILE MUSTARD OIL

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Patient Information Leaflet
MENTHOL AND WINTERGREEN CREAM
What you should know about this medicine
PLEASE READ THIS LEAFLET CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU START USING THIS CREAM.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES OR ARE NOT SURE ABOUT ANYTHING, ASK YOUR
DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST.


The name of the cream is Menthol and Wintergreen Cream. The active ingredients
contained in this cream are eucalyptus oil BP 1.30%, menthol BP 0.23%, methyl
salicylate BP 11.22%, thymol BP 0.75%, camphor BP 0.38% and volatile oil of
mustard 1949 BPC 0.07%. It also contains the inactive ingredients carmoss powder
(irish moss extract), arachis oil, oleic acid, wool fat and citric acid monohydrate.



This medicine is available in a pack size of 100g.



The manufacturer and product licence holder (PL 32515/0003) for this medicine is
Sterling Pharmaceuticals Limited.



This medicine is used to relieve rheumatic pain, stiff neck, chilblains and sprains.

What you should check before using this medicine.


Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to eucalyptus oil, menthol, methyl
salicylate, thymol, camphor, volatile oil of mustard or any of the ingredients listed
above.

How to use the medicine.


FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.

Apply to the affected parts two or three times daily.


If symptoms persist consult your doctor.



Do not use this medicine for more than 7 days without consulting a doctor.



Avoid contact with eyes and do not use on sensitive or broken skin.



If you miss a dose, apply as soon as you remember. Do not apply if it is almost time
for the next medication.



Always wash your hands after each application, unless the hands are the affected
area.

After using this medicine


This cream may very rarely cause contact dermatitis (itchy rash).



If you encounter the above mentioned side-effect or if you get a rash for the first time
after using this cream then tell your doctor straight away.

Menthol & Wintergreen Cream (PL 32515/0003)
Patient Information Leaflet



Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any other unusual or unexpected
symptoms.



If you accidently swallow this medicine your should contact your doctor straight away
or go to the nearest hospital casualty department. Take with you any remaining
medicine so that it can be identified.

Storing this medicine


Keep this medicine in a cool place, below 25oC and keep out of the reach and sight
of children.



Remember: Never give your medicine to anyone else; it may harm them even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.



Return any unwanted medicine to the pharmacist for disposal.

Use by date
 Do not use if the expiry date on the label has passed.
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DATE OF PREPARATION

Menthol & Wintergreen Cream (PL 32515/0003)
Patient Information Leaflet

November 2001

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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