Turpentine

Identification

Summary

Turpentine is a medication used to treat minor aches and pains of muscles and joints.

Generic Name
Turpentine
DrugBank Accession Number
DB11120
Background

Turpentine, also known as spirit of turpentine, oil of turpentine, and wood turpentine, is a liquid extracted from live trees, mainly pine, through distillation of resin. It is used as a solvent and base material in organic synthesis reactions. Turpentine is composed of terpenes, mainly the monoterpenes alpha-pinene and beta-pinene with lesser amounts of carene, camphene, dipentene, and terpinolene.

Type
Small Molecule
Groups
Approved, Experimental
Synonyms
  • Gum turpentine
  • Spirits of gum turpentine
  • Turpentine (gum)
  • Turpentine gum
External IDs
  • Fema no. 3088

Pharmacology

Indication

Turpentine has been used experimentally in a bath for the treatment of disseminated sclerosis and sexual dysfunction. It also has been studied for its antibacterial activity and inhibition of osteoclast activity. Turpentine is utilized in experimental models of inflammation to induce a systemic inflammatory immune response in animals.

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Associated Conditions
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Pharmacodynamics

Turpentine oil, when inhaled, may help reduce congestion. When used on the skin, turpentine oil may cause warmth and redness that can help relieve pain in the tissue underneath.

Mechanism of action

Binding of turpentine oil or inflammatory cytokines e.g. interleukin-1 (IL-1) activate signalling through the IL-1 Type 1 receptor (IL-1 R1). Initiation occurs by binding of Toll-interleukin 1 receptor adaptor protein (TIRAP) and Myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (mD88) which then dissociates and interacts with IRAK (Interleukin 1 receptor associated kinase) and the tumour necrosis factor receptor associated factor 6 (TRAF6). This activates the MAPK pathway leading to transcription of the nuclear factor κB transcription factor and production of inflammatory mediators.

TargetActionsOrganism
UMitogen-activated protein kinase 1Not AvailableHumans
Absorption

Turpentine is readily absorbed from GI tract, skin, and respiratory tract.

Volume of distribution

Turpentine, as a lipophilic substance, accumulates in fatty tissues. The highest concentrations of turpentine following inhalation by rats were found in the spleen, kidneys, brain, and peripheral and perinephric fat.

Protein binding

Not Available

Metabolism
Not Available
Route of elimination

Elimination of absorbed turpentine in the urine is manifested by an odor resembling that of violets.

Half-life

Eight male volunteers were exposed to 450 mg/cu m turpentine by inhalation (2 hr, 50 W) in an exposure chamber. The mean half lives of the last phase of alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, and 3-carene (components of turpentine) averaged 32, 25, and 42 hours, respectively.

Clearance

Not Available

Adverse Effects
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Toxicity

Human : TCLo ( Inhalation) 175ppm, Effects : lung, Thorax or Respiration Human: TCLo ( inhalation ) 6gm/m3/3h , Effects : Behavioral: Headache Infant: LDLo ( Oral ) 1748 mg/kg, Effect : GI, Nausea or vomiting Man: LDLo (Oral ) 3mg/kg Mouse LC50 ( inhalation ) 29mg/m3/2h Mouse: LD50 ( intravenous ) 1180ug/kg Rabbit: LDLo ( Skin) 5010mg/kg, Effect: general depressed activity

Pathways
Not Available
Pharmacogenomic Effects/ADRs
Not Available

Interactions

Drug Interactions
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Not Available
Food Interactions
No interactions found.

Products

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Product Ingredients
IngredientUNIICASInChI Key
Turpentine oilC5H0QJ6V7F8006-64-2Not applicable
Over the Counter Products
NameDosageStrengthRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing EndRegionImage
Die Da Wan Hua Pain RelievingOil6 g/100mLTopicalGUANGZHOU BAIYUNSHAN JINGXIUTANG PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD2003-05-08Not applicableUS flag
Humco Turpentine Oil RectifiedLiquid1000 mg/1mLTopicalHumco Holding Group, Inc.1998-03-252021-04-30US flag
Koong Yick Hak Kwai OilOil46 g/100mLTopicalLing Nam Medicine Factory (H.K.) Ltd.2021-02-25Not applicableUS flag
Ling Nam Hak Kwai OilOil50 g/100mLTopicalLing Nam Medicine Factory (H.K.) Ltd.2020-11-10Not applicableUS flag
Ling Nam Hak Kwai OilOil46 g/100mLTopicalLing Nam Medicine Factory (H.K.) Ltd.2021-02-25Not applicableUS flag
SLOAN`S LINIMENTOilTopicalDuopharma Marketing Sdn. Bhd.2020-09-08Not applicableMalaysia flag
Mixture Products
NameIngredientsDosageRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing EndRegionImage
ArtrexTurpentine (6 g/60g) + Camphor (3 g/60g) + Levomenthol (1.8 g/60g)CreamTopicalBioved Pharmaceuticals2004-04-01Not applicableUS flag
ArtrexTurpentine (6 g/60g) + Camphor (3 g/60g) + Levomenthol (1.8 g/60g)CreamTopicalBIO-VED Pharmaceuticals2004-04-012014-10-02US flag
AXE BRAND HEAT OILTurpentine oil (22 %) + Cinnamon leaf oil (4 %) + Cinnamon oil (5 %) + Citronella oil (2 %) + Methyl salicylate (60 %)OilTopicalLeung Kai Fook Medical Sdn Bhd2020-09-08Not applicableMalaysia flag
BUĞUMENTOL BUĞU, 40 GTurpentine (2 g) + Eucalyptol (2 g) + Levomenthol (1 g) + Peppermint oil (2 g)SolutionRespiratory (inhalation)DROGSAN İLAÇLARI SAN. VE TİC. A.Ş.2020-08-14Not applicableTurkey flag
Cal Mo Dol OntTurpentine oil (3 mg / g) + Camphor (15 mg / g) + Eucalyptol (25 mg / g) + Levomenthol (40 mg / g) + Methyl salicylate (100 mg / g) + Peppermint oil (7.5 mg / g)OintmentTopicalHerbes Universelles Inc.1980-12-312009-07-15Canada flag
Canadian External AnalgesicTurpentine oil (45 g/100mL) + Camphor (4 g/100mL)LinimentTopicalNew GPC, Inc.2012-06-132014-10-20US flag
CerumolTurpentine oil (10 %) + Chlorobutanol (5 %) + Dichlorobenzene (2 %) + Peanut oil (57 %)Solution / dropsAuricular (otic)Thornton & Ross Ltd1971-12-31Not applicableCanada flag
Chan Yat Hing She Kun Wool Lok Medicated OilTurpentine oil (18 g/100mL) + Levomenthol (39 g/100mL) + Methyl salicylate (5 g/100mL) + Synthetic camphor (9 g/100mL)OilTopicalChan Yat Hing Medicine Factory2011-12-01Not applicableUS flag
Chimpanzee Brand Medicated OilTurpentine oil (25.79 %) + Camphor (4.84 %) + Eucalyptus oil (25.79 %) + Levomenthol (7.25 %) + Methyl salicylate (13.7 %) + Peppermint oil (7.25 %)OilCheong Chee Kong Trading2020-09-08Not applicableMalaysia flag
Double Prawn RumagonTurpentine (6.72 mL/28mL) + Methyl salicylate (16.8 mL/28mL)LinimentTopicalTai Tong Ah Co., Pte. Ltd.2001-08-05Not applicableUS flag

Categories

Drug Categories
Classification
Not classified
Affected organisms
Not Available

Chemical Identifiers

UNII
XJ6RUH0O4G
CAS number
9005-90-7

References

General References
  1. Toxnet [Link]
  2. ChemIDplus [Link]
PubChem Substance
347911126
RxNav
10938
Wikipedia
Turpentine

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials
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Pharmacoeconomics

Manufacturers
Not Available
Packagers
Not Available
Dosage Forms
FormRouteStrength
CreamTopical
SolutionRespiratory (inhalation)
Solution / dropsAuricular (otic)
OilTopical
Oil
OilTopical6 g/100mL
LinimentTopical
LiquidTopical1000 mg/1mL
OilTopical46 g/100mL
OilTopical50 g/100mL
LiquidTopical
SprayTopical
OilTopical
OintmentTopical
Prices
Not Available
Patents
Not Available

Properties

State
Not Available
Experimental Properties
Not Available
Predicted Properties
Not Available
Predicted ADMET Features
Not Available

Spectra

Mass Spec (NIST)
Not Available
Spectra
Not Available

Targets

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Kind
Protein
Organism
Humans
Pharmacological action
Unknown
General Function
Rna polymerase ii carboxy-terminal domain kinase activity
Specific Function
Serine/threonine kinase which acts as an essential component of the MAP kinase signal transduction pathway. MAPK1/ERK2 and MAPK3/ERK1 are the 2 MAPKs which play an important role in the MAPK/ERK ca...
Gene Name
MAPK1
Uniprot ID
P28482
Uniprot Name
Mitogen-activated protein kinase 1
Molecular Weight
41389.265 Da
References
  1. UniProt [Link]
  2. ChEMBL [Link]
  3. KEGG [Link]

Drug created on December 03, 2015 16:51 / Updated on January 08, 2021 01:04