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Scientific Name: Menthol
Brand Name: Absorbine Jr Antifungal, Mentholatum, Salonpas Gel-patch
Company Owner: Not Available
Mechanism Of Action Menthol primarily activates the cold-sensitive TRPM8 receptors in the skin. Menthol, after topical application, causes a feeling of coolness due to stimulation of ‘cold’ receptors by inhibiting Ca++ currents of neuronal membranes. It may also yield analgesic properties via kappa-opioid receptor agonism.
Description of the Drug: Menthol is an organic compound used to treat mild to moderate muscle and joint pain.
Protein Data Bank: Not Available
Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB00825