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 can be viewed in PDF format using the link above.

The text only version may be available from RNIB in large print, Braille or audio CD. For further information call RNIB Medicine Leaflet Line on 0800 198 5000. The product code(s) for this leaflet is: PL00014/0275 .

Boots Pain Relief Heat Spray

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

FRONT OF PACK

BOOTS PAIN RELIEF HEAT Spray

Ethyl Nicotinate, Methyl Salicylate, Racemic Camphor

Effective warming relief for muscular and rheumatic pain, sprains and strains

125 ml

BACK OF PACK

Read this can for full instructions.

Uses

A warming pain relieving spray for the relief of muscular and rheumatic pain, lumbago, fibrositis, sciatica, sprains, strains and stiffness. No massage necessary.

Before you use

Do not use:

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients

On children under 5 years of age

On broken or damaged skin, or on open cuts

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, unless your doctor tells you to

How to use

Keep the spray away from the eyes, face, lining of mouth, throat and nose, and other sensitive areas of the body. Do not inhale the spray.

Apply to the skin only.

Hold the can 6 inches (15 cm) away from the skin.

Adults and children of 5 years and over: Spray the painful area with 2 or 3 short bursts of spray.

Use only a small amount of spray because using too much can irritate the skin.

If symptoms do not go away, talk to your doctor.

If you accidently use too much spray it will not usually cause any problems.

Possible side effects

Most people will not have problems.

If you get any of these stop using the spray. If you notice any side effect not listed here, please tell your pharmacist or doctor:

Skin irritation

Allergic reaction (such as itching or redness of the 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 in this leaflet.

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.

Active ingredients

This topical sprays contains Ethyl Nicotinate 1.1% w/w, Methyl Salicylate 1.25% w/w, Racemic Camphor 0.625% w/w. Also contains: denatured ethanol, butane, isobutane, propane.

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

Use by the date on the base of the can.

PL 00014/0275

Text prepared 9/14

Manufactured for the Marketing Authorisation holder

The Boots Company PLC
Nottingham
NG2 3AA

by

Colep Laupheim GmbH & Co.
KG Fockestr
12 88471 Laupheim
Germany

Caution: Extremely flammable aerosol. Pressurised container: May burst if heated. Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames or any incandescent material and other ignition sources. Do not pierce or burn, even after use. Do not use near or place on painted or polished surfaces. Protect from sunlight. Do not expose to temperatures above 50° C/122°F.

EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.