Irritable Bowel Syndrome
0.2-0.4 ml PO TID between meals
Inhaled for Postoperative Nausea
0.2 mL in 2 mL of isotonic saline
Topical for Tension Headaches
Apply topically PRN q15-30min
Colic, common cold, dysmenorrhea, indigestion, inflammation of mouth/pharynx, irritable bowel syndrome, nausea/vomiting, pain, respiratory infections, tension headaches
Possibly effective for listed uses
Frequency Not Defined
Burning mouth syndrome
From Topical Use: Bronchospasm (peds)
From Overdose: Acute renal failure
Achlorhydria (enteric coated caps), infants, children
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: avoid use
Lactation: avoid use
A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.
B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.
C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.
D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.
X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.
NA:Information not available.
Mechanism of Action
Menthol, flavonoids, azulene: spasmolytic, stim. bile production