MENTHOL & EUCALYPTUS INHALATION B.P.1980
Active substance(s): EUCALYPTUS OIL / MENTHOL
Menthol and Eucalyptus Inhalation BP 1980
Menthol 2.0% w/v
Eucalyptus Oil 10.0% v/v
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important
information for you.
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist have
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
- You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse.
What is in this leaflet
1. What Menthol and Eucalyptus Inhalation is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Menthol and Eucalyptus Inhalation
3. How to use Menthol and Eucalyptus Inhalation
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Menthol and Eucalyptus Inhalation
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT MENTHOL AND EUCALYPTUS INHALATION IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
The active ingredients in this product are menthol and eucalyptus oil which are decongestants and
help ease breathing difficulties.
Menthol and Eucalyptus Inhalation is used for the relief of coughs, colds and blocked noses.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU USE MENTHOL AND EUCALYPTUS INHALATION
Do NOT use:
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active ingredients or any of the other ingredients
listed in Section 6
in children under 3 months of age.
Other medicines and Menthol and Eucalyptus Inhalation
There are no known interactions with other medicines. If you are unsure ask your doctor or
pharmacist before using this product.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask
your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
3. HOW TO USE MENTHOL AND EUCALYPTUS INHALATION
For inhalation use only
Adults, including the elderly, and children (3 months and older):
Shake the bottle well before use. Use within 6 months of opening.
Not to be taken by mouth.
Add one 5ml spoonful to a pint of hot but not boiling water.
Inhale the vapour.
The dose may be repeated every four hours if required.
Not suitable for use in children under 3 months of age unless instructed by a doctor.
If symptoms persist talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If anyone accidentally swallows some see a doctor straight away. Take the product with you so that
it can be identified.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Menthol and Eucalyptus Inhalation can cause side effects although not everybody
Tell a doctor straight away if you or your child get any of the following:
Breathing difficulties or collapse in a child
Hypersensitivity or allergic reactions such as skin rash, swelling of the face, lips or throat,
Other side effects
Inflammation of the skin with rash or irritation (contact dermatitis)
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on
the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE MENTHOL AND EUCALYPTUS INHALATION
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not use after the expiry date. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND 0THER INFORMATION
What Menthol and Eucalyptus Inhalation contains:
The active ingredients are menthol 2% w/v and eucalyptus oil 10.0% v/v.
The other ingredients are light magnesium carbonate and potable water.
What Menthol and Eucalyptus Inhalation looks like and contents of the pack:
Menthol and Eucalyptus Inhalation is a white suspension.
It is available in amber glass bottles as a dispensing pack of 500 ml and a patient pack of 100ml. Not
all packs may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder: Wise Pharmaceuticals Limited, Hani Wells Business Park,
Hardicker Street, Manchester M19 2RB
Manufacturer: William Ransom & Son Plc, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1LY England
This leaflet was last revised in November 2017.