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Boots Calamine and Glycerin Cream

Last Updated on eMC 14-Apr-2015 View changes  | THE BOOTS COMPANY PLC Contact details

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Boots Calamine and Glycerin Cream


Calamine & Glycerin cream

Calamine, Glycerol, Zinc Oxide

Dry, tender or irritated skin



Read all of this carton for full instructions.

Uses: A non-greasy, soothing and protective cream for the relief of discomfort from sunburn, windburn, rough dry hands, chapped and tender skin, irritated skin

Before you use this medicine

Do not use:

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients
  • If you are having an x-ray (because it may affect the results)
    You can use this medicine if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
    Cetearyl alcohol may cause skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).

How to use this medicine

Check the tube seal is not broken before first use. If it is, do not use the cream. Pierce tube seal with end of cap.

Apply to the skin only.

Adults and children: Apply gently to the affected area, when you need to.

If symptoms do not go away talk to your pharmacist or doctor.

If anyone accidentally swallows some: Talk to a pharmacist or doctor.

Possible side effects

Most people will not have problems.

If you get these side effects stop using the cream and see a doctor:

  • Allergic reaction (e.g. skin rash, red or itchy skin)

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed on this carton. You can also report side effects directly via the yellow card scheme at: By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

Use by the date on the end flap of the carton.

Active ingredients

This cream contains Calamine 15% w/w, Glycerol 5% w/w, Zinc Oxide 5% w/w.

Also contains: purified water, light liquid paraffin, isopropyl myristate, cetearyl alcohol, bentonite, polysorbate 80, PEG-20 stearate, sodium citrate, phenol.

PL 00014/5129

Text prepared 10/14

Manufactured by


the MAH:

The Boots Company PLC

e 35 g

Company contact details


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1 Thane Road West, Beeston, Nottingham, NG2 3AA


+44 (0)1159 592 565


+44 (0)1159 595 165

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Active ingredients

calamine, glycerol, zinc oxide

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