Emplastrum Menthol.—Menthol Plaster.
Related entry: Menthol (U. S. P.)—Menthol
Preparation.—Melt together resin, 7 ounces (av.), and yellow wax, 1 ounce (av.). Stir into the mixture, as it cools, menthol, 2 ounces (av.).
Action and Medical Uses.—This plaster is now official in the Br. Pharm. It is designed as a counter-irritant, and is used for local pains, neuralgic or rheumatic in character, and in migraine.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.