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Logo DOCRUB OINTMENT

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not scheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

DOCRUB OINTMENT

COMPOSITION:
Each 100 g contains:
Camphor 0,66 g
Menthol 1,22 g
Methyl Salicylate 1,77 mL
Eucalyptus Oil 2 mL

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A13.7 Counterirritants.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Docrub
exerts counterirritant, rubefacient, antipruritic and mild local anaesthetic effects when applied topically.

INDICATIONS:
Muscular stiffness, burns, cuts, bruises, colds, coughs and catarrh.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Docrub
should not be used by patients with a known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.

WARNING:
Do not apply into the nostrils of infants.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Colds, coughs and catarrh:
Rub the chest, throat and back vigorously with Docrub twice daily. Melt a teaspoonful of Docrub in 500 mL of boiling water and inhale the vapour. Continued treatment soothes irritation, loosens phlegm, eases breathing and relieves coughing.
Burns, cuts and bruises: Apply to affected area for burns, cuts, sunburn, itch, bruises and other abrasions.
Muscular stiffness: Docrub, massaged well into the affected area, relieves painful muscles and joints.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Menthol may give rise to hypersensitivity reactions including contact dermatitis.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Discontinue use if allergic reactions occur. If accidentally ingested, the stomach should be emptied by aspiration and lavage. Other treatment is symptomatic and supportive. Symptoms of poisoning by ingested camphor include nausea, vomiting, colic, headache, dizziness, a feeling of warmth, delirium, muscle twitching, epileptiform convulsions, depression of the central nervous system and coma. Breathing is difficult and the breath has a characteristic odour; anuria may occur.

IDENTIFICATION:
A soft, greenish-white ointment with a characteristic odour of wintergreen.

PRESENTATION:
Glass jar containing 25 g.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store in a cool place (below 25°C.) KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Keep well closed. Protect from light.

APPLICATION NO.:
G1938 (Act 101/1965).

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
MDI cc
374 Anderson Street
Menlo Park
0081

DATE OF PUBLICATION:
9 May 1991

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