Boots Calamine and Glycerin Cream

Patient Leaflet Updated 19-Sep-2023 | THE BOOTS COMPANY PLC

Boots Calamine and Glycerin Cream


Boots Calamine & Glycerin Cream

Calamine, Glycerol, Zinc Oxide

Relieves 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.

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.

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

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

Cetearyl alcohol may cause skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).

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

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.

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: or search MHRA Yellow Card in the Apple App or Google Play Store. 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 05/2023

Manufactured by


for the MAH:

The Boots Company PLC

Artwork reference: QZ3Z3

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