Emplastrum Menthol. Br.

Emplastrum Menthol. Br.

Menthol Plaster

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Emplatre de Menthol, Fr.; Mentholpflaster, G.

"Menthol, 150 grammes; Yellow Beeswax, 100 grammes; Resin, 750 grammes. Melt the Beeswax and Resin together; when the mixture has cooled to about 70° C. (158° F.), add the Menthol, and stir until dissolved." Br.

This is an official plaster of the British Pharmacopoeia, having been introduced in the additions in 1885. It is a mild counter-irritant, intended especially for relief in localized neuralgia and rheumatic pains.

The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.