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    Menthol

    Information about Menthol

    Menthol uses

    Menthol is used in the treatment of dermatitis, itching and eczema.

    How menthol 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 of menthol

    Balance disorder (loss of balance), Vomiting, Altered heart rate, Drowsiness, Hypersensitivity reaction, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Contact dermatitis, Skin irritation, Apnea (absence of breathing), Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), Vertigo, Coma

    Available Medicine for Menthol

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    Content on this page was last updated on 07 October, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)