This information is intended for use by health professionals
Camphor Ph Eur
Menthol Ph Eur
Cajuput Oil BPC
Clove Oil Ph Eur
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Ointment for cutaneous use.
Adults and children over 2 years:
For the symptomatic relief of minor muscular aches and pains. Do not use on children under 2 years.
For the treatment of tension headache.
Muscular aches and pains (Adults and children over 2 years):
To be rubbed gently on the affected parts of skin as necessary (usually 2 to 3 times daily). If symptoms persist after two weeks, a doctor should be consulted (see section 4.4). Do not use on children under two years of age.
Tension headache (Adults only):
Rub the ointment onto the forehead or temples and lightly massage in a circular motion. Use a pea-sized quantity of ointment (approximately 0.5g or less), sufficient to lightly cover the affected area.
Tiger Balm White Ointment should only be applied to the forehead or the temples. Do not use in children.
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients in this product.
Asthma or other diseases of the respiratory tract that involve hypersensitivity of the airways.
Skin disease, open wounds, inflamed or irritated skin.
Use in infants and children under 2 years, due to the risk of respiratory collapse.Non tension headache
. Non tension headaches include those associated with nausea, vomiting and dizziness; visual disturbance; a unilateral headache; a headache presenting on wakening from sleep and/or following strenuous exercise.
For external use only. Wash hands immediately after use. Do not apply to wounds, damaged or irritated skin, discontinue use if irritation develops. Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes or other tender areas. Do not apply to the nostrils or inhale. Do not bandage. Keep out of the reach and sight of children.Muscular aches and pains:
if symptoms persist after two weeks, a doctor should be consulted (see section 4.2).Headache:
if symptoms last continuously for 24 hours or recur repeatedly within the next 7 days, medical advice should be sought (see section 4.2).
Avoid excessive use during pregnancy and lactation.
May give rise to hypersensitivity reactions, including contact dermatitis.
Substances containing menthol, camphor or cajuput oil have been reported to cause apnoea, instant collapse or laryngospasm, throat spasms or breathing difficulties in infants and young children following nasal use.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
Over dosage may result in skin irritation.
Swallowing of the ointment might cause gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting and diarrhoea. Treatment is symptomatic.
Acute poisoning was observed after significant accidental consumption, with nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and headache, vertigo, feeling hot / flushing, convulsions, respiratory depression and coma.
Patients with severe gastrointestinal or neurological symptoms of poisoning should be observed and treated symptomatically. Do not induce vomiting.
Menthol and camphor have mild analgesic and rubefacient properties. Camphor is also a counter-irritant.
Cajuput oil is a stimulant and mild rubefacient.
Clove oil is counter-irritant and mild analgesic with preservative properties.
Camphor and menthol are well absorbed when applied topically, and produce a local effect. The absorption properties of cajuput oil are not known but clove oil appears to be poorly absorbed.
Dementholised Mint Oil
Yellow Soft Paraffin
Tiger Balm has a shelf life of four years.
Glass screw top jar containing 19g or 30g of Tiger Balm White, or slip lid tin containing 4 or 8g of Tiger Balm White.
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