TIGER BALM WHITE
Active substance(s): CAJUPUT OIL / CAMPHOR / CLOVE OIL / MENTHOL
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to
use Tiger Balm White carefully to get the best results from it.
Keep this leaflet, you may wish to read it again.
Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
You must contact a doctor if your muscular aches and pains worsen or
do not improve after 2 weeks or if your headaches last for 24 hours or
keep coming back over the next week.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Tiger Balm is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Tiger Balm
3. How to use Tiger Balm
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Tiger Balm
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT TIGER BALM IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Tiger Balm can be used by adults and children over 2 years of age to
give temporary relief from minor muscular aches and pains.
Tiger Balm can also be used by adults only for the treatment of tension
headache. This is the kind of headache that you may get when your
head, neck and shoulder muscles become tense due to tiredness,
overwork or emotional strain. If you are not sure whether you have a
tension headache contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU USE TIGER BALM
Do not use Tiger Balm
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to camphor, menthol, clove oil or
cajuput oil or any of the other ingredients of Tiger Balm (listed in
If you have asthma or other lung diseases that can result in severe
If the type of headache you have is not the tension type. A tension
headache is usually restricted to a slight dull ache on both sides of the
head and pressure of a cap-like pain around the forehead, neck and
shoulder regions only. If you are not sure whether you have a tension
headache contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
If your headache lasts for a long time in one area, is severe or involves
any other symptoms such as sickness, dizziness, a migraine, changes
in vision, is on one side of your head only, or occurs when you first
wake up and/or following strenuous exercise you should talk to your
doctor or pharmacist immediately. You should seek medical advice
if your headache is different to any headache that you have had before.
If you have any sort of skin disease.
In children less than two years of age.
On open wounds or on inflamed or irritated skin.
You must contact a doctor if your muscular aches and pains worsen or
do not improve after 2 weeks.
Warnings and precautions
Keep Tiger Balm away from the delicate and moist linings in or around
the eyes, mouth, nose, vagina (the birth canal) and the urethra (the tube
that carries urine from the bladder).
Do not bandage areas where you have applied Tiger Balm.
Do not inhale Tiger Balm or apply to the nose.
Avoid excessive use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
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Last date of amendment: 16 March 2017
3. HOW TO USE TIGER BALM
Tiger Balm White is for external use only.
Follow the instructions below and wash hands after use:
For muscular aches and pains (Adults and children over 2 years): rub
gently on the affected parts of the skin as necessary, usually 2 or 3 times
a day. If your condition does not improve after two weeks or gets worse,
seek medical advice. Do not use on children under two years of age.
For tension headaches (Adults only): Apply the ointment onto the
forehead or temples and lightly rub in a circular motion. You should use
a pea-sized amount of ointment, just enough to cover the area being
treated. Repeat this application after 30 minutes and after one hour if your
headache has not got better. If your symptoms last continuously for 24
hours or if they keep coming back over the next 7 days, seek medical
advice. If you are not sure whether you have tension headache contact
your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Do not use Tiger Balm to treat headaches in children.
In the case of accidental swallowing of Tiger Balm by a child, it is important
to consult a physician without delay who can provide any necessary
treatment. Do not try to induce vomiting.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Tiger Balm can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Tiger Balm may occasionally cause irritation to the skin, such as rashes or
contact dermatitis. If this occurs, discontinue use and seek medical advice
It is important not to use Tiger Balm near the nose of babies or young
children, as other similar products have been reported to cause difficulties or
disturbances in normal breathing, falling unconscious or severe allergic
reactions (significant fall in blood pressure and/or swelling of the
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
includes any possible side effects not listed on this label. You can also report
side effects directly (see details below).
United Kingdom: Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
Ireland: Website: www.hpra.ie
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety
of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE TIGER BALM
Keep out of reach and sight of children. Do not store above 25°C.
Do not use Tiger Balm after the Expiry date which is stated on the base of
the jar and the carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required.
These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Tiger Balm contains
The active substances are cajuput oil 13.0%w/w, camphor 11.0%w/w,
levomenthol 8.0%w/w and clove oil 1.5%w/w.
The other ingredients are dementholised mint oil, yellow soft parafin and
What Tiger Balm looks like and contents of the pack
Tiger Balm White is a whitish, oily ointment. The ointment is supplied in
tins containing 4g or 8g, in screw top jars containing 19g or 30g. Not all pack
sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Omega Pharma Limited, 32 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 2SA, UK
Chefaro Ireland DAC, Treasury Building, Lower Grand Canal Street, Dublin 2,
Manufacturer (site of batch release in the EEA): Omega Pharma International,
Venecoweg 26, B-9810 Nazareth, Belgium.
This leaflet was last approved in November 2016.
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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