PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET (PIL) KATINKO® OINTMENT

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

Methyl salicylate + Menthol + Camphor 80 mcg/75 mcg/26 mcg per gram (KATINKO®) Ointment is a green ointment packed in a white polypropylene plastic jar with a cap.

WHAT IS IN KATINKO® OINTMENT?

KATINKO® Ointment contains Methyl Salicylate, Menthol, and Camphor.

 

METHYL SALICYLATE is a counterirritant that is used to produce surface irritation of the skin, thereby counteracting underlying pain or discomfort. It causes reddening of the skin due to increase blood flow and it relieves pain in various muscle and skeletal pain.

 

MENTHOL is a crystalline compound with a cooling and minty odor that is used for pain relief (analgesia) for minor muscle and joint pain.

CAMPHOR is a topical pain reliever used to treat skin conditions like itching and irritations and improve respiratory function and inflammatory conditions.

 

Other ingredients are Eucalyptus oil, Chlorophyll, and White Petroleum Jelly.

 

STRENGTH OF KATINKO® OINTMENT

See formulation.

 

WHAT IS KATINKO® OINTMENT USED FOR?

KATINKO® Ointment is used on the skin for the relief of discomfort associated to:

  • Headache

  • Muscle and joint pains

  • Skin itch primarily caused by insect bites

  • Travel sickness

  • Flatulence (passing gas from the digestive system out of the back passage or farting).

 

HOW MUCH AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE KATINKO® OINTMENT?

Apply generously to the affected area as often as required or repeat the application 3 to 4 times daily until relieved. Use this medication as directed by your doctor or follow all directions on the product package. If you have any questions, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

 

WHEN SHOULD YOU NOT USE KATINKO® OINTMENT?

  • allergic to the active ingredients or any other ingredients of KATINKO® Ointment. 

  • Children under 2 years of age and below

  • Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers

 

Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

 

CARE THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN WHEN USING KATINKO® OINTMENT

Wash your hands after application, to avoid contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth, and other body parts.

UNDESIRABLE EFFECTS OF KATINKO® OINTMENT

KATINKO® Ointment is generally safe to use within the recommended dose and duration of treatment. Mild itching or stinging sensation at the site of application may occur. Tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly if any of these effects last or get worse.

WHAT OTHER MEDICINE OR FOOD SHOULD BE AVOIDED WHILE USING THIS MEDICINE?

No listed drug interactions with other drugs.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSE

  • Severe redness of the skin

  • Severe burning sensation

  • Skin irritation or rashes

 

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE APPLIED MORE THAN THE RECOMMENDED DOSAGE? 

Consult a doctor if needed.

HOW SHOULD YOU KEEP THIS MEDICINE?

Keep out of reach of children. Keep KATINKO® Ointment in a dry, well-ventilated area at temperatures not exceeding 30°C. Do not use after the expiry date which is printed on the container and carton.

 

WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR?

If there is an excessive irritation or if there is redness on the skin for more than a week.

MARKETING AUTHORIZATION HOLDER

                        GREENSTONE PHARMACEUTICAL, INC.

                        Anabu Industrial Estate, Anabu Hills 1-C, Imus, Cavite

ADVERSE DRUG REACTION REPORTING STATEMENT:

For suspected adverse drug reaction, report to the FDA: www.fda.gov.ph

Seek medical attention immediately at the first sign of any adverse drug reaction.

 

AVAILABILITY:

10 g (Box of 1’s)

30 g (Box of 1’s)

 

DRHR-1580

Date of First Authorization: 22 Oct 2013

Renewal of the Authorization: 22 Oct 2023

Date of Revision: 23 Jun 2021

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