Menthol oil

Ментоловое масло Drug photo

The description is actual on 16.09.2015

  • Latin name: Menthol oleum
  • ATH code: M02AX10
  • Active ingredient: Left menthol *
  • Producer: CJSC Yaroslavl Pharmaceutical Factory (Russia), Borisovsky plant of medical supplies (Republic of Belarus), Permfarmation (Russia), Tula pharmaceutical factory (Russia), Moscow pharmaceutical factory (Russia), Krasnodar farmfabrika (Russia)


Menthol solution (synthetic or natural) in a liquid paraffin.

In 1000 Solutio oleosa of left menthol of 10 g or 20 g, oil of vaseline 990/980 g.

Release form

Solutio oleosa of 1% or 2% in glass bottles of 10 ml and 25 ml for topical administration and inhalations.

Pharmacological action

Local irritative.

Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics


Local irritative means which when drawing has antimicrobic, antiinflammatory effect on skin and reduces an itch. The distracting effect is followed by a cryesthesia and elimination of pain. The cryesthesia passes into feeling of not expressed burning and a pricking.

The irritation of receptors of skin or mucous stimulates release of biologically active agents which participate in regulation of pain. When drawing in a temple renders protivomigrenozny effect on skin. Reflex the tone not only superficial vessels, but also located in internals changes. At reception under language — reflex koronarodilatiruyushchy, anti-anginal effect. Has the weak anesthetizing effect in small doses. In higher concentration shows the expressed anesthetic and antiseptic action (relieves pain when swallowing).


At topical administration resorptive effects are not shown.

Indications to use

  • respiratory diseases (in the form of inhalations at laryngitis, tracheitis or greasings of a nasopharynx at pharyngitis);
  • rhinitises (an instillation in a nose);
  • neuralgia, mialgiya, pruritic dermatosis, arthralgia (as soothing, revulsive).


  • bronchial asthma;
  • individual intolerance of drug;
  • pregnancy and period of feeding by a breast;
  • age till 3 flyings (the instillation of oil or greasing of a nasopharynx causes risk of reflex respiratory depression and an apnoea).

Side effects

  • rash, itch, contact dermatitis;
  • reflex respiratory depression, collapse (at children at intranasal use);
  • decrease in the ABP, weakness, dizziness;
  • nausea, abdominal pain (at intake).

Menthol oil, application instruction (Way and dosage)

It is applied outwardly.

At cold dig in on 5 drops in both nasal courses 2-3 times a day, each 2 h pound a nose bridge and wings of a nose. After procedures the feeling of a congestion of a nose disappears.

At mialgiya, miozita, neuralgia apply in the form of grindings.

At respiratory diseases carry out steam inhalations: 15 drops on 200 ml of hot water. Inhalation is carried out for 10 min. 2-3 times a day. At cough apply compresses on a thorax, grindings or massages for the night.

Menthol hair oil is applied. At regular use of masks growth of hair as oil stimulates blood circulation in a consequence of what amplifies roots of hair become stronger and growth of hair improves. Reduces products of sebaceous glands, eliminates dandruff, an itch and irritation. At its use hair look healthy, gloss appears. Oil can be added to shampoo for daily use on 3 drops for the portion or to do masks for hair. At fat skin of pilar part of the head and an oily hair take 2 yolks, 1 teaspoon of juice of a lemon and 4 drops of oil. The structure is rubbed in roots of hair, maintained 15 minutes and washed away. For rinsings of hair use essential menthol oil to avoid a greasy luster and weighting of hair — on 1 l of water add 5 drops.


Overdose is shown by strengthening of side reactions. Treatment: drug withdrawal, symptomatic treatment.


It is not described.

Terms of sale

It is released without recipe.

Storage conditions

At a temperature of 8-15 Pages.

Period of validity

4 years.


Menthol spirit, Menthol pencil, Menthol racemic.

About Menthol oil

In everyday life we often faces menthol oil. It is a part of the Vietnamese balms ("A gold star", "Eagle", "A red elephant") which are effective at a headache, cold, the first symptoms of cold, stings of insects, hematomas and bruises, fatigue. It is the major a component in the pastils, lollipops and aerosols applied at pharyngalgias as possesses the antiinflammatory, antibacterial, analgeziruyushchy and deodorizing action.

The same action also pure oil of menthol possesses what responses of patients testify to. Most often it is applied at cold (an instillation in a nose), tracheitises and pharyngitises (inhalation). And one more use — in the cosmetic purposes for strengthening of growth and improvement of a condition of hair. All who used it for masks or additives in shampoo are happy with result — tones up head skin, "refreshes", perfectly helps for recovery of a dim and brittle hair.

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Education: Graduated from Sverdlovsk medical school (1968 - 1971) as "Paramedic". Graduated from the Donetsk medical institute (1975 - 1981) as "An epidemiologist, a hygienist". Passed postgraduate study in the Central scientific research institute of epidemiology Moscow (1986 - 1989). An academic degree – the candidate of medical sciences (degree is awarded in 1989, protection – the Central scientific research institute of epidemiology Moscow). Numerous advanced training courses are studied in epidemiology and infectious diseases.

Experience: Work as the manager of department of disinfection and sterilization of 1981 - 1992. Work as the manager of department of especially dangerous infections of 1992 - 2010. Teaching activity at Medical institute 2010 - 2013.

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