Methyl-isopropyl phenol

Тимол Constitutional formula

The description is actual on 25.02.2016

  • Latin name: Thymolum
  • ATH code: R02AA20, R05X
  • Chemical formula: C6H3CH3(OH)(C3H7)
  • CAS code: 89-83-8

Chemical name


Chemical properties

Methyl-isopropyl phenol – carvacrol isomer, monoterpenic phenol which contains in thyme essential oil. This component can be found in thyme oil (from 20 to 50%).

This substance is hydroxyderivative cymene which is allocated by means of rectification reaction. Medicine is synthesized in the form of the colourless crystals possessing a specific smell and taste. Means is well dissolved in organic r-ah and almost insolubly in water. Methyl-isopropyl phenol can be subjected to reaction of hydrogenation with use of the platinum catalyst and to receive menthol. Commercially substance is received by alkylation of m cresol propylene, at a temperature about 365 degrees Celsius, as the catalyst use the activated Al (IT) 3.

This chemical compound is used as raw materials for production of menthol, the indicator timolovy blue, thymolphthalein. In medicine medicine is appointed in the form of a helminthicide, the antiseptic agent anesthetizing. Also Methyl-isopropyl phenol is a part of some drugs as preservative.

2-isopropyl-5-methylphenol is used in beekeeping to relieve bees of varroatosis and an acarapidosis.

Pharmacological action

Antiseptic, anesthetizing, anthelmintic, antipruritic, antiinflammatory.

Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics

Medicine possesses antiseptic action, life activity of microbes, parasites, viruses and fungi oppresses. Substance anesthetizes and eliminates an itch on skin.

Indications to use

Methyl-isopropyl phenol is appointed:

  • at helminthosis (a trichuriasis, an ankilostomidoza, a tsestoza, a necatoriasis);
  • for treatment of a meteorism and diarrhea;
  • at a holitoza;
  • as a part of complex treatment of eczema, dermatitis, an actinomycosis of skin, a skin itch;
  • at infectious and inflammatory diseases of a throat and nose in combination with other substances;
  • for external use at neuralgia, a mialgiya, etc.;
  • for anesthesia of a dentine in stomatologic practice.


Medicine is contraindicated:

  • at individual intolerance of 2-isopropyl-5-methylphenol;
  • to pregnant women and the feeding women (for intake);
  • at stomach ulcer, diseases of a liver and kidneys;
  • to children till 2 flyings;
  • to patients with a serious illness of a brain;
  • at heart failure;
  • patient with epilepsy.

For system use drug with care is appointed at a serious illness of the alimentary system and to elderly persons.

Side effects

Substance is usually well transferred and does not cause any discomfortable feelings.

Can seldom develop:

Methyl-isopropyl phenol, application instruction (Way and dosage)

Depending on diseases and a dosage form drug is used in various ways and in a different dosage.

At an actinomycosis means is appointed inside, in a dosage on 500 mg, 2-3 times a day, 3 days. For treatment of a trichuriasis use 0,7 g of substance, twice a day. Duration of treatment makes from 2 to 3 months. The patient ankilostomidozy appoint 1 gram of medicine a day, distributed on 2 receptions, with an interval 3 hours.

During treatment drug recommends to use additional protivogelmintny resources.

For rinsing of an oral cavity and washing of a nose use solution of Methyl-isopropyl phenol or a tablet for a rassasyvaniye, according to the instruction which is attached to drug.

For removal of a skin itch and anesthesia substance is appointed outwardly as a part of various gels, creams and solutions.


There are no data on overdose by means.


Methyl-isopropyl phenol is well combined with other substances, does not enter interaction.

Terms of sale

Without recipe.

Special instructions

At treatment of an ankilostomidoz the patient needs to keep to a special diet, and before carrying out therapy to accept a salt purgative.

The maximum quantity of means which can be accepted inside within a day makes 4 grams.

To children

For system use children can appoint substance of 2 flyings.


Extra care is recommended to be observed during Methyl-isopropyl phenol reception by persons, 65 years are more senior. Therapy is carried out according to the recommendation and under supervision of the doctor.

With alcohol

At treatment of helminthoses it is better not to take alcohol.

Substance is a part of drugs: Adzhikold-Plus, an aerosol Inhalyptum, Bioprost, Doctor MOM Kold Rab, Novoingalipt, a drop in a nose and ointment Pinosol, tablets for a rassasyvaniye Septogal, Suprima-Plus, Septolete, Travisil, Evkasept.


About medicine good. Many consider it as safe and rather effective medicine at fight against catarrhal diseases, a skin itch and dorsodynias and muscles. At treatment of helminthoses doctors give preference to other modern drugs, however Methyl-isopropyl phenol nevertheless did not lose the relevance. Its low cost and the minimum quantity of side reactions is considered one of advantages of a component.

The Methyl-isopropyl phenol price where to buy

It is possible to buy Methyl-isopropyl phenol as a part of spray Inhalyptum approximately for 50-60 rubles, a bottle, with a capacity of 20 ml. The cost of drugs from helminths on the basis of Methyl-isopropyl phenol at the moment cannot be specified.

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