General English name: Camphor
Application: Pain – Itching – Fungal nail infection – Cough – Respiratory tract infection
Camphor Medication Information
Camphor is obtained by distilling the wood and bark of the camphor tree and chemically from coal oil. Camphor products can be used topically, by inhalation or orally:
- Camphor is used topically to reduce pain and itching, as well as to treat minor burns, fungal infections of the nails, warts, wounds, hemorrhoids and osteoarthritis. Camphor is used topically to increase local blood flow and as a disinfectant. Camphor is present in small amounts in some creams and lotions.
- Some people inhale camphor to treat coughs.
- Although camphor is not safe to take orally, some people take camphor orally to help cough, clear sputum, and treat respiratory infections and bloating.
The correct amount and method of consuming camphor
- As mentioned, camphor is present in small amounts in some creams, ointments or lotions, which you should apply to these areas for topical application 3-4 times a day.
- For inhalation use, camphor solution should also be inhaled.
- Do not use camphor on an area of skin that has been cut, as it can enter the body quickly and become so concentrated in the body that it can cause poisoning.
- Pay attention to the expiration date of camphor and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
- Never give Camphor to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
- The use of camphor may be harmful to children.
Camphor consumption during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, do not take any substances without consulting your doctor. Oral camphor is not recommended during this period, but topical use is not a problem if prescribed by a doctor.
The effect of Camphor consumption on driving
Camphor can not make you drowsy or blurred, if you do not have these symptoms, you do not need to avoid driving or operating machinery.
Camphor drug interaction
It may alter the function of medications and increase the risk of serious side effects. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist.
Warning about camphor consumption
Some substances can not be prescribed in some cases and some substances can be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking flucytosine:
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If you have a liver problem.
- If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.
Side effects of camphor consumption
Any drug or substance may cause side effects, but camphor does not usually cause any side effects. Consult your doctor if you have any annoying symptoms that you feel are due to Camphor use.
Complications of Camphor Overdose (Camphor Poisoning)
Do not take more than the prescribed dose.
If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as severe sore throat, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room right away.
Storage conditions of Camphor
- Keep out of reach of children.