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 00014/5138R.


Boots Antiseptic Cream

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

Boots Antiseptic Cream

(Allantoin, Cetrimide, 2, 4 - Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol)

  • Protects against infection
  • Promotes natural wound healing
  • Soothes & heals

35, 100 g e

Read all of this carton for full instructions.

What this medicine is for

This antiseptic cream soothes and heals wounds, protects against infection and can be used to treat cuts and grazes, minor burns and scalds, small areas of sunburn, dry chapped skin, nappy rash, insect bites, spots and pimples.

Before you use this medicine

Do not use:

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medicine

You can use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Cetostearyl 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.

Apply to the skin only. Do not use repeatedly or for long periods of time.

  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after use
  • Wash the affected area of skin under running water and dry thoroughly
  • Apply the cream gently using your fingers or gauze
  • For extra protection use a plaster or dressing, but burns and scalds are best left uncovered

Adults and children: Apply the cream to the affected area 2 or 3 times a day.

If symptoms do not go away talk to your doctor.

If anyone accidentally swallows some: Drink plenty of milk and see a doctor if you get irritation.

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: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How to store this medicine

Do not store above 30°C.

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 Allantoin 0.2% w/w, Cetrimide 0.5% w/w, 2,4-Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol 0.5% w/w.

Also contains: purified water, polyethylene glycol, cetostearyl alcohol, ceresin, light liquid paraffin, cetomacrogol 1000, hyetellose, sodium citrate, dimeticone, perfume, citric acid.

PL 00014/5138R

Text prepared 03/17

Manufactured by

BCM Ltd
Nottingham
NG2 3AA

for the MAH:

The Boots Company PLC
Nottingham
NG2 3AA

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.

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