Camphor has been used for centuries for its cooling effect and antimicrobial properties. Camphor synthetic crystals are used in anti-itch and anti-infective topical preparations. The active ingredient provides relief from pain and itching for insect bites and stings, hemorrhoids, minor burns and cold sores. Camphor is FDA approved for use in topical medications for its anesthetic and analgesic effect when used in 3 percent to 11 percent concentration. It is easily absorbed, and also found in topical preparations for the relief of back pain and osteoarthritis.
Pharmaceutica North America provides Camphor as a Bulk Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API). The purity and strength of API’s ensure that you are providing your patients with a stable, safe medication of the highest standards.