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MENTHOL AND WINTERGREEN VAPOUR RUB

Active substance(s): CAJUPUT OIL / CAMPHOR / CINEOLE / MENTHOL / METHYL SALICYLATE

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

MENTHOL AND WINTERGREEN VAPOUR RUB
(Cajuput Oil, Camphor, Cineole, Menthol and Methyl Salicylate)
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use Menthol and Wintergreen Vapour
Rub carefully to get the best results from it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
• You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effect not listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.

In this leaflet:
1. What Menthol and Wintergreen Vapour Rub is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Menthol and Wintergreen Vapour Rub
3. How to use Menthol and Wintergreen Vapour Rub
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Menthol and Wintergreen Vapour Rub
6. Further information

1. WHAT MENTHOL AND WINTERGREEN VAPOUR
RUB IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
The name of your medicine is Menthol and Wintergreen Vapour Rub.
It contains the active ingredients cajuput oil, camphor, cineole,
menthol and methyl salicylate. The properties of the five active
constituents when applied externally are as follows:
• Menthol enlarge the blood vessels, causing increase in blood flow
to the skin area and sensation of coldness followed by an pain
killer effect.
• Camphor increase blood circulation and produce redness to the
skin and helps to relieve pain.
• Cineole is a rubefacient (increase blood circulation and produce
redness to the skin).
• Cajuput oil is a stimulant (enhance alertness, awareness or
wakefulness) and mild rubefacient (increase blood circulation).
• Methyl Salicylate relieves pain.
Menthol and Wintergreen Vapour Rub is used for the symptomatic
relief of muscular pain and stiffness including rheumatic pain,
fibrositis, sciatica, strains, lumbago and for the relief of the symptoms
of colds.

2. BEFORE YOU USE MENTHOL AND WINTERGREEN
VAPOUR RUB
Do not use Menthol and Wintergreen Vapour Rub if you are allergic
(hypersensitive) to cajuput oil, camphor, cineole, menthol, methyl
salicylate or any of the other ingredients. See section 6.
Not recommended for children under 3 months.
Take special care with Menthol and Wintergreen Vapour Rub
For use as an inhalant
If you suffer from asthma please consult you doctor or pharmacist
before use.
For use on skin
Avoid contact with eyes, mucous membrane (e.g. mouth, vagina,
inside of nose etc.) or broken skin.
If symptoms persist or worsen after two weeks, please consult your
doctor.
Taking other medicines
Please consult your pharmacist if you are taking or have recently
taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without
prescription. Menthol and Wintergreen Vapour Rub may react with
other medicines like Warfarin (used to treat blood clots) and other
products.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Please consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant,
planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding before using this
medicine.

3. HOW TO USE MENTHOL AND WINTERGREEN
VAPOUR RUB
For external use only.
Adults, the Elderly and Children: Use as directed, two to three
times daily.
If you accidentally swallow or use more Menthol and Wintergreen
Vapour Rub than you should
please consult your doctor or
pharmacist immediately.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Menthol and Wintergreen Vapour Rub can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Very serious side effects – If any of the following happens, stop
using Menthol and Wintergreen Vapour Rub and tell your doctor
immediately or go to the nearest hospital emergency department:
• Asthma which can lead to shortness of breath, coughing,
wheezing and tightness in the chest.
• Rhinitis (swelling and irritation inside the nose)
• Inflammation of the skin
If any of the side-effects gets serious or if you notice any side-effect
not listed here, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

5. HOW TO STORE MENTHOL AND WINTERGREEN
VAPOUR RUB
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25° C. Keep the container tightly closed.
Do not use Menthol and Wintergreen Vapour Rub after the expiry
date which is stated on the label. The expiry date refers to the last
date of that month.
Menthol and Wintergreen Vapour Rub should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
dispose of this product no longer required. These measures will help
to protect the environment.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Menthol and Wintergreen Vapour Rub contains
There are five active substances in Menthol and Wintergreen Vapour
Rub:
• Cajuput Oil 2.5% v/w
• Camphor 2.5 % w/w
• Cineole 2.5% v/w
• Menthol 5% w/w
• Methyl Salicylate 15% v/w
The other ingredient is paraffin white soft.
What Menthol and Wintergreen Vapour Rub looks like and
contents of the pack
Menthol and Wintergreen Vapour Rub is a smooth homogenous
off-white ointment, similar to white petroleum jelly and comes in white
polypropylene jar with white Polypropylene screw cap (enclosed in a
cardboard carton) in pack size of 500g.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Bell Sons and Company (Druggists) Limited
Gifford House
Slaidburn Crescent
Southport
PR9 9AL
PL 03105/0110

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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