PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET (PIL) KATINKO® PEPPERMINT OINTMENT
Menthol + Methyl Salicylate + Camphor 11.5 g/ 1 g/ 0.5 g per 100 grams KATINKO® Peppermint Ointment is a colorless ointment packed in a green polypropylene plastic container with a cap.
WHAT IS IN KATINKO® PEPPERMINT OINTMENT?
KATINKO® Peppermint Ointment contains Menthol and Camphor.
MENTHOL is a crystalline compound with a cooling and minty odor that is used for pain relief (analgesia) for minor muscle and joint pain.
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.
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 Virgin Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Paraffin Wax, Peppermint Oil and Eucalyptus Oil.
STRENGTH OF KATINKO® PEPPERMINT OINTMENT
WHAT IS KATINKO® PEPPERMINT OINTMENT USED FOR?
KATINKO® Peppermint Ointment is used on the skin for the relief of discomfort associated to:
Muscle and joint pains
Skin itch primarily caused by insect bites
Flatulence (passing gas from the digestive system out of the back passage or farting).
HOW MUCH AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE KATINKO®PEPPERMINT 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® PEPPERMINT OINTMENT?
Allergic to the active ingredients or any other ingredients of KATINKO® Peppermint 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® PEPPERMINT OINTMENT
Wash your hands after application, to avoid contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth, and other body parts.
UNDESIRABLE EFFECTS OF KATINKO® PEPPERMINT OINTMENT
KATINKO® Peppermint 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® Peppermint 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.
10 g (Box of 1’s)
30 g (Box of 1’s)
Date of First Authorization: DD MMM YYYY
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Date of Revision: 10 FEB 2022