PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET (PIL) KATINKO® INHALER

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION 

Menthol + Camphor 140 mg/40 mg per 2 mL (KATINKO®) Inhaler is oil inside a polypropylene plastic container. 

 

WHAT IS IN KATINKO® INHALER? 

KATINKO® Inhaler contains Menthol and Camphor. 

 

MENTHOL is a crystalline compound with a cooling and minty odor used to produce surface irritation on the nostril, thereby counteracting underlying discomfort (counterirritant) for the relief of nasal congestion associated with rhinitis and symptomatic relief of shortness of breath (dyspnea). 

 

CAMPHOR is an aromatic crystalline compound used to improve respiratory function and inflammatory conditions caused by nasal congestion. 

 

Another ingredient is Eucalyptus oil.

 

STRENGTH OF THE KATINKO® INHALER 

See formulation. 

 

WHAT IS KATINKO® INHALER USED FOR? 

KATINKO® Inhaler is used to help relieve nasal discomfort. Use this medication through inhalation. 

 

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

Use KATINKO® Inhaler 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® INHALER? 

  • Allergic to the active ingredients or any other ingredient of KATINKO® Inhaler. 

  • Children 2 years of age and below

  • Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers

 

CARE THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN WHEN USING KATINKO® INHALER

  • Avoid contact with eyes and mouth.

  • Do not use it for more than 2 hours and throw it away after 2-3 months of use even if the inhaler smells medicinal, it may cause possible harm. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. 

 

UNDESIRABLE EFFECTS OF KATINKO® INHALER

KATINKO® Inhaler is generally safe for use when inhaled within the recommended dose and duration of treatment. Redness or mild irritation of the nostril can rarely 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 KATINKO® INHALER? 

No listed drug interactions with other drugs. 

 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSE 

  • Redness of the nostrils

  • Feeling light-headed

 

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

Consult a doctor if needed. Quick medical attention is important if someone has difficulty in breathing. 

 

HOW SHOULD YOU KEEP KATINKO® INHALER? 

Keep out of reach of children. Keep KATINKO® Inhaler in a dry, well-ventilated area at temperatures not exceeding 30°C. 

 

WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR? 

If there is a difficulty in breathing or new undesirable effect occurs. 

 

MARKETING AUTHORIZATION HOLDER

 

GREENSTONE PHARMACEUTICAL, INC.

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

 

ADVERSE DRUG REACTION REPORTING STATEMENT:

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

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

 

AVAILABILITY:

2 mL

 

DRHR-1955 

Date of First Authorization: 18 Oct 2019 

Renewal of the Authorization: 18 Oct 2024 

Date of Revision: 23 Jun 2021

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