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Care Menthol & Eucalyptus Inhalation

PIP Code: 103-1764

GSL

For the symptomatic relief of coughs, colds and blocked noses.

Contains Menthol and Eucalyptus Oil which are decongestants and help to ease nasal congestion.

For the symptomatic relief of coughs, colds and blocked noses. It contains Menthol and Eucalyptus Oil which are decongestants and help ease nasal congestion. It can help babies over 3 months, children, adults and the elderly. It is not considered to cause any undesirable effects for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Patients should add it to hot water and inhale the medicinal vapour.

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Menthol BP 2.0% and Eucalyptus Oil BP 10.0%
3months+
Suitable for 3 months+
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100ml Liquid

More about this product

  • Directions for use
  • Prescribing Information
  • Self Care Advice
  • FAQs

Directions for use

Inhaled via the mouth and nasal passages.

Recommended Doses

Adults, children over 3 months of age and the elderly:

Add one 5ml spoonful to a pint of hot, but not boiling water.

Dosage Schedule

The dose may be repeated after 4 hours if required.

Prescribing Information

Product Authorisation Holder:L.C.M. Ltd., Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK
Legal classification:GSL
Product name:Menthol and Eucalyptus Inhalation BP 1980
Ingredients:Menthol, Eucalyptus Oil.
Indications:Symptomatic relief of coughs, colds and blocked noses.
Information about this product, including adverse reactions, precautions, contra-indications, and method of use can be found at:www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/4952

 

Self Care Advice

There are things patients can try at home to relieve symptoms, such as:

  • Avoiding things that trigger symptoms, such as allergens or smoky places
  • Taking sips of cold water when they feel the need to clear the throat – constantly clearing the throat may make things worse
  • Using a saline nasal rinse several times a day – these can be bought in-pharmacy or made at home with half a teaspoon of salt in a pint of boiled water that’s been left to cool
  • Avoiding warm, dry atmospheres, such as places with air conditioning and car heating systems – placing plants or bowls of water in a room may help to keep the air humid
  • Staying well hydrated

FAQs

What is catarrh?

Catarrh is a build-up of mucus in an airway or cavity of the body.

What areas does catarrh affect?

Catarrh usually affects the back of the nose, the throat or the sinuses (air-filled cavities in the bones of the face).

How long does catarrh last?

Catarrh is often temporary, but some people experience it for months or years.

This is known as chronic catarrh. Catarrh can be a nuisance and may be difficult to get rid of, but it's not harmful and there are treatments available.

When should patients see a GP about catarrh?

Advise patients to speak to their GP if their catarrh persists and is becoming difficult to live with.

They may want to rule out conditions that could be causing it, such as nasal polyps or allergies, by referring them to a specialist for tests.
  • Consumer benefits
    Consumer Benefits

Consumer Benefits

  • Relieves coughs, colds & blocked noses
  • For symptomatic relief of coughs, colds and blocked noses
  • Can be used for babies over 3 months

Did you know?

Catarrh is usually caused by the immune system reacting to an infection or irritation, which causes the lining of your nose and throat to become swollen and produce mucus.

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