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Boots Dual Action Cold Sore Lotion or Boots Cold Sore Lotion.
| Active ingredient
|| % w/v
| Benzyl alcohol
For the relief of cold sores.
For topical application.
Adults and children: Apply directly to the cold sore as soon as it first appears.
Elderly: The normal adult dose is suitable in the elderly.
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
For external use only.
If symptoms persist consult your doctor.
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
No clinically significant drug interactions known.
The safety of this product during pregnancy and lactation has not been established but its use during these periods is not considered to constitute a hazard.
No adverse effects known.
Occasional hypersensitivity reactions and stinging.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
In view of the small volume involved, this product should only present a hazard after overdosage by mouth in young children.
Symptoms of overdosage may include nausea, vomiting, confusion, ataxia, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, inebriation, hypoglycaemia and possible convulsions.
Treatment consists of gastric lavage if indicated and supportive therapy.
Camphor and menthol have mild local analgesic properties.
Benzyl alcohol has antimicrobial and weak local anaesthetic activity.
Dichlorobenzyl alcohol has antiseptic properties.
There are no preclinical data of relevance to the prescriber which are additional to that already included.
Industrial methylated spirits
Cylindrical white flint glass bottles with either thermoset plastic caps or tin plate cap, both fitted with tin plate faced liner or aluminium-faced liner or aluminium/melinex-faced liner.
Pack sizes: 5ml, 10ml.
The Boots Company PLC
1 Thane Road West
Nottingham NG2 3AA
18 February 1986/25 February 1997