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food interaction for I KUL

alcohol interaction for I KUL

pregnancy interaction for I KUL

lactation interaction for I KUL

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
I kul eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Camphor(0.01% w/v)


Camphor is used to relieve minor pain and itching, to treat fungal infection of the toenail and to have temporary relief from cough associated with common cold.

How it works

Camphor belongs to the class of medicines called rubefacients/antitussives. When applied to the skin, it increases blood flow and local temperature of the affected area which suppresses and temporarily relieves pain sensations. It also eases cough, nasal/throat irritation by moistening air passages when used along with steam.

Common side effects

Irritation of ear, Allergic skin rash
Menthol(0.005% w/v)


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How it works

Menthol primarily activates the cold-sensitive TRPM8 receptors in the skin. Menthol, after topical application, causes a feeling of coolness due to stimulation of 'cold' receptors by inhibiting Ca++ currents of neuronal membranes. It may also yield analgesic properties via kappa-opioid receptor agonism.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), Abdominal pain, Coma, Apnea (absence of breathing), Altered heart rate, Vertigo, Balance disorder (loss of balance), Contact dermatitis, Drowsiness
Naphazoline(0.05% w/v)


Naphazoline is used to treat congestion/ clogging of nose or stuffy nose or as an accompaniment to treatment of sinusitis (inflammation of the hollow areas of the skull called sinuses around the nose).

How it works

Naphazoline nitrate belongs to a class of medication called alpha 2 agonist. It works by temporarily narrowing swollen blood vessels and reduces swelling of mucous membrane in the nose to relieve congestion or irritation.

Common side effects

Blurred vision, Headache, Increased intraocular pressure, Dilatation of the pupil of the eye, Tingling sensation
Phenylephrine(0.012% w/v)


Phenylephrine is a decongestant and is used to relieve blocked nose caused by common cold or in seasonal nasal allergies (hay fever).

How it works

Phenylephrine stimulates receptors on blood vessels and leads to constriction of blood vessels. This leads to decrease in the flow of blood in the blood vessels of nose, which in turn relieves nasal congestion.

Common side effects

Nausea, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Difficulty in urination, Facial swelling, Headache, Increased blood pressure, Loss of appetite, Rash, Restlessness, Tachycardia, Heart rate irregular


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Expert advice for I KUL

  • Do not apply this medicine on wound/damaged skin, eyes and nose.
  • Tell your doctor if you have sensitive skin. Avoid exposure to sunlight as it can cause photosensitivity.
  • Do not administer camphor based medicines orally in large amounts as it can be toxic.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to camphor or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if below 2 years.

Frequently asked questions for I KUL


Q. Is camphor edible?
Edible camphor is different from the chemically made camphor. Camphor used in cooking is ‘edible camphor’.

Q. Is camphor poisonous?
Yes, if camphor is applied to broken skin, it can enter the body quickly and reach concentrations that are high enough to cause poisoning. Overdose of camphor can result in poisoning.

Q. Is camphor saturated or unsaturated?
Camphor is unsaturated.

Q. Is camphor soluble in water?
No, camphor is not soluble in water.

Q. Is camphor and naphthalene same?
No, camphor and naphthalene are not same.

Q. Does camphor cause cancer?
There is no scientific information available which confirms that camphor causes cancer.

Q. Does camphor burn with a flame?
Yes, camphor releases hydrocarbon gases that will burn and releases flame.


Q. Is Naphazoline safe?
Naphazoline is safe if taken at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.


 Q. Is phenylephrine an antibiotic/a stimulant/an NSAID/ does phenylephrine work/ does phenylephrine makes your nose run/ does phenylephrine has aspirin in it?
Phenylephrine is not an antibiotic, stimulant, NSAID, but a decongestant and is used to relieve blocked nose. Phenylephrine works for most of the patients if taken as recommended. It does not have aspirin in it.
Q. Can i take phenylephrine with ibuprofen/pseudoephedrine/citalopram/Nyquil/ acetaminophen/ dextromethorphan/ Zyrtec/ Flonase/ Advil?
Drug interaction with any of the above mentioned drugs is not documented, but it can occur. Always follow your doctor’s advice before taking any medicine with phenylephrine.
Q.  Can i take phenylephrine with high blood pressure?
Do not take phenylephrine with high blood pressure.
Q. Is phenylephrine the same as Sudafed?
No, phenylephrine is not same as Sudafed which contains pseudoephedrine.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)