What is Care Menthol & Eucalyptus Inhalation?
Care Menthol & Eucalyptus Inhalation is a treatment that provides relief for the effects of a cough and a blocked nose. This is because of the active ingredients that are contained in this medicine. The active ingredients are:
- Eucalyptus oil
Menthol is a cooling agent that soothes inflammation in the throat and chest that has been caused by a cold. The cooling effect is caused by blocking the calcium current that runs in the nerves. This current detects body temperature. The other ingredient, eucalyptus oil, helps to loosen mucus caught in the airways that are causing a cough. Eucalyptus oil can also be used to treat minor muscle cramps and sprains.
What causes a cold?
A cold is a virus infection that is common and is seasonal in outbreaks. It is spread from person-to-person through germs. The germs are either in the air, mostly because of sneezing, or germs on the hands that are spread through touching surfaces. A cold has symptoms that include a cough, a blocked nose, and a headache.
Who is this treatment suitable for?
This treatment can be used by adults and children aged 3 months and older. Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in this liquid should not use it. If you are using any treatment for another condition, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this solution?
There is no evidence of any problems when using this treatment when pregnant or breastfeeding. However, if you are unsure, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using.
How should Care Menthol & Eucalyptus Inhalation be used?
Add 5ml into some hot, but not boiling, water and inhale the vapours. Repeat this process after four hours if it is needed.
Are there any side effects?
Like with many medicines, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include:
- Difficulty breathing
If you notice any side effect, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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- Eucalyptus, Menthol
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