The Methyl salicylate in the Counterpain ointment is an active ingredient from the Group of the salicylate analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. It used only externally in ointments, creams and pastes to treat neuritis and muscle diseases. The effects are based on the inhibition of prostaglandin through the release of salicylic acid in the tissue. Methyl salicylate may not be used, because this can cause a poisoning. Effects: Methyl salicylate has circulation, pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. The fabric is released by cleavage of the ester of salicylic acid, which inhibits the prostaglandin.
The menthol in the Counterpain ointment is a Monoterpene with Minty fresh smell, which occur naturally in the essential oils of plants of the genus Mentha, for example, in Peppermint leaves. It has cooling, juckreiz - and pain-relieving effects and is part of numerous drugs used among other things for the treatment of skin diseases, colds, runny noses and sports injuries. Preparations containing high concentrations of menthol and pure menthol are irritating and will not get into the eyes.
Itchy skin disease locally as a means of cooling and soothing itchiness, such as childhood diseases like chicken pox, cold sores, hemorrhoids, insect bites and eczema. The preparations include 1% menthol.
Runny nose and nasal form of ergonomic pens, nose means or cold balms. Menthol triggers a feeling of freshness on the nose during inhalation and has a subjective (but not independent) liberating effect. It should not be used on infants or young children, as this can lead to a respiratory arrest.
Colds and inflammation of the mouth and throat, for example in the form of lozenges, bronchial pastilles in cold balms, enthralled and inhalation products.
For sports injuries, joint and muscle pain, such as a gel, cream, circulation or cooling spray.
Eugenol in the Counterpain ointment / gel (C10H12O2, Mr = 164.2 g / mol) is as clear, colorless to slightly yellow, before the air Brown expectant, strong smelling clove liquid, which is practically insoluble in water. Eugenol has local anaesthetic properties.