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Menthol

Generic Name: menthol topical (oral mucous membrane) (MEN thol TOP ik al (OR al MYOO kus MEM brane))
Brand Name: Cepacol Sore Throat Max Numb, Halls Mentho-Lyptus Drops, Koldets Cough Drops, Luden's Honey Lemon Throat Drops, Medikoff, N Ice, Robitussin Cough Drop Almond Honey, VapoDrops Menthol, ...show all 106 brand names
Physician reviewed menthol topical (oral mucous membrane) (oral mucous membrane) patient information - includes menthol topical (oral mucous membrane) description, dosage and directions.
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Drug Information:
Menthol is either manmade or made from the extracts of mint oil. Menthol prOvides a cooling sensation when applied to the skin or other tissues (such as the tongue, gums, or inside the cheeks). Menthol topical oral mucous membrane (for use inside the mouth) is used to treat minor sore throat pain, or mouth irritation caused by a canker sore. Menthol topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare prOviders about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use. Learn more

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Menthol Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to menthol topical: external aerosol, external aerosol powder, external cream, external gel, external kit, external liquid, external lotion, external patch, external solution

Other dosage forms:

  • mouth/throat lozenge

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Very bad skin irritation.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Skin irritation.
  • Burning or stinging feeling. Most of the time, this will go away after a few days.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to menthol topical: compounding crystal, mucous membrane lozenge, topical cream, topical film, topical gel, topical liquid, topical lotion, topical pad, topical powder, topical spray, topical stick

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Glossodynia, oral discomfort

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Menthol (www.drugs.com/mtm/menthol-topical-oral-mucous-membrane.html).