What is a Patient Information Leaflet and why is it useful?

The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.

Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet. The original leaflet can be viewed using the link above.

The text only version may be available in large print, Braille or audio CD. For further information call emc accessibility on 0800 198 5000. The product code(s) for this leaflet is: PL 00014/5471R.

Boots Calamine Lotion BP


Calamine Lotion B.P.

Calamine, Zinc Oxide

Minor skin rashes

Skin irritation

Adults and children

Read all of this label for full instructions.

What this medicine is for

A mild astringent lotion for the relief of minor skin rashes and irritation.

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 breastfeeding.

How to use this medicine

Check the cap seal is not broken before first use. If it is, do not use the lotion.

Shake the bottle before use.

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

For use on the skin only.

If symptoms do not go away talk to your doctor.

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

Possible side effects

Most people will not have problems, but some may get some of these:

  • Skin rash, red or itchy skin (allergic reaction)
  • Skin irritation

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 label. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can 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 label edge.

Active ingredients

This lotion contains Calamine 15% w/v, Zinc Oxide 5% w/v.

Also contains: purified water, glycerol, bentonite, sodium citrate, phenol.

PL 00014/5471

Text prepared 10/14

Manufactured by


for the MAH:

The Boots Company PLC
Nottingham NG2 3AA

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.

200 ml e