Camphor Ointment - Instructions For Use, Price, Reviews, Analogues

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Camphor Ointment - Instructions For Use, Price, Reviews, Analogues
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Camphor ointment

Camphor ointment: instructions for use and reviews

  1. 1. Release form and composition
  2. 2. Pharmacological properties
  3. 3. Indications for use
  4. 4. Contraindications
  5. 5. Method of application and dosage
  6. 6. Side effects
  7. 7. Overdose
  8. 8. Special instructions
  1. 9. Application during pregnancy and lactation
  2. 10. Use in childhood
  3. 11. Drug interactions
  4. 12. Analogs
  5. 13. Terms and conditions of storage
  6. 14. Terms of dispensing from pharmacies
  7. 15. Reviews
  8. 16. Price in pharmacies

Latin name: Camphor ointment

ATX code: M02AX10, С01ЕВ02

Active ingredient: camphor (camphora)

Manufacturer: Tverskaya, Tula, Yekaterinburg, Kirov, Krasnodar, Novosibirsk, Pskov, Pyatigorsk, Rostov pharmaceutical factories (Russia), SPbNIIVS FMBA of Russia (Russia), FITOFARM-NN (Russia), etc.

Description and photo update: 2018-21-11

Prices in pharmacies: from 48 rubles.


Ointment for external use Camphor ointment
Ointment for external use Camphor ointment

Camphor ointment is an external herbal preparation with local irritating action.

Release form and composition

The dosage form of the drug is an ointment for external use: a mass of uniform consistency from yellow to yellow-brown color with a specific camphor smell (25 or 50 g in glass jars; 25, 30, 40 or 50 g in tubes).

Composition per 100 g of ointment:

  • active substance: camphor - 10 g;
  • auxiliary components *: petroleum jelly, anhydrous lanolin, solid petroleum paraffin.

* Other composition of auxiliary components of Camphor ointment is possible (depending on the manufacturer).

Pharmacological properties


The active component of Camphor ointment, a terpenoid of natural origin, terpene ketone - camphor [natural camphor is obtained from wood or resin of Camphor laurel, semi-synthetic camphor - from fir oil, synthetic (racemic) - as a result of processing turpentine and its main metabolite - α-pinene] …

Camphor has antiseptic, local irritant, analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. By stimulating the sensitive nerve endings of the skin, it helps to expand blood vessels and improve the trophism of organs and tissues.


After applying Camphor ointment to the skin surface, it is partially absorbed and oxidized. Oxidation products of the ointment combine with glucuronic acid and are eliminated by the kidneys. Partially camphor is excreted unchanged through the lungs and with bile.

The substance easily penetrates the blood-brain (BBB) and placental barriers, in high doses it is found in breast milk.

Indications for use

According to the instructions, it is recommended to rub Camphor ointment into the affected areas of the body in the following cases:

  • diseases of muscles and joints: myalgia, myositis, arthralgia, sciatica;
  • prevention of bedsore formation;
  • neuralgia (pain along the nerve innervation).


  • dermatitis, eczema, other inflammations and violations of the integrity of the skin at the sites of the alleged application of the ointment;
  • children and adolescents under 18 years of age;
  • the period of pregnancy and breastfeeding;
  • hypersensitivity to camphor and other components of the drug.

Instructions for the use of Camphor ointment: method and dosage

The drug is intended for external use by applying to the area of pain.

Recommended dosage: 2-3 times a day, a small amount of ointment is rubbed with light movements over the focus of pain. To prevent the formation of pressure ulcers, the skin in places of their probable formation is treated with ointment 2-3 times a day. The course of therapy is 7-10 days. The repeated course is carried out on the recommendation of the attending physician.

After applying the drug, wash your hands thoroughly.

Side effects

As a result of external use of the drug, side effects such as urticaria and other allergic skin reactions, skin irritation, as well as headache and dizziness are possible.


There is no data.

special instructions

It is recommended to avoid getting the ointment in the eyes, mucous membranes and open wounds.

Influence on the ability to drive vehicles and complex mechanisms

Patients using Camphor ointment should be careful when performing all types of work that require increased concentration of attention and high speed of psychomotor reactions.

Application during pregnancy and lactation

Camphor ointment is contraindicated for pregnant and lactating women.

Pediatric use

In pediatric practice, the drug is not prescribed for children and adolescents under the age of 18.

Drug interactions

There is no data.


Analogs of Camphor ointment are: Camphor, Camphor oil, Camphor alcohol, Adjikold-Plus, Alvipsal, Gavkamen, etc.

Terms and conditions of storage

Keep out of reach of children and protected from light. The storage temperature is indicated on the packaging (depends on the manufacturer).

Shelf life is 4 years.

Terms of dispensing from pharmacies

Available without a prescription.

Reviews about Camphor ointment

Patients practically do not leave reviews about Camphor ointment when used according to indications. But some recommend using it in a comprehensive weight loss program for a faster volume reduction by increasing metabolism in the tissues in the area of application.

Price for Camphor ointment in pharmacies

The approximate price for Camphor ointment for 25 g in a bottle is from 13 to 25 rubles.

Camphor ointment: prices in online pharmacies

Drug name



Camphor ointment 10% 10% ointment for external use 25 g 1 pc.

RUB 48


Anna Kozlova
Anna Kozlova

Anna Kozlova Medical journalist About the author

Education: Rostov State Medical University, specialty "General Medicine".

Information about the drug is generalized, provided for informational purposes only and does not replace the official instructions. Self-medication is hazardous to health!

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