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 15536/0001.

Boots Bite & Sting Relief Liquid

Patient information leaflet

Boots Bite & Sting Relief Liquid Ammonia

Fast relief

Mosquito & horse fly bites

Wasp, bee, jelly fish & nettle stings

Topical Emulsion

2 Years +

Read all of this carton for full instructions.

Uses: For the relief of itching from insect bites, including mosquitoes and horse flies, and the relief of stinging from wasps, bees, jelly fish and nettles.

Before you use this medicine

Do not use:

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients

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

How to use this medicine

Shake the bottle well before use.

Adults and children of 2 years and over: Rub the applicator directly onto the bite or sting, when you need to. Repeat if the itching does not go away. It is better to use this medicine as soon as possible after you are bitten or stung. Do not bandage or cover the affected area until the liquid is dry.

Apply to the skin only.

Avoid contact with the mouth and eyes. If this happens rinse well with water.

Do not use on children under 2 years.

If symptoms do not go away talk to your doctor.

If anyone accidentally swallows some: Drink milk and citrus juices and talk to a doctor straight away. Take your medicine with you.

Possible side effects

This medicine is not expected to cause side effects.

However, if any of the following effects continue or worsen stop using the medicine and see a doctor:

  • Rash, redness, irritation, pain, swelling

If you notice any other side effect, please tell your pharmacist or doctor.

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.

How to store this medicine

Do not store above 25°C.

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

Use by the date on the bottom of the carton.

Active ingredient

This liquid contains Ammonia 3.5% w/v.

Also contains: mineral oil, alcohol ethoxylate, dimeticone, purified water.

PL 15536/0001

Text prepared September 2013


Use By:

Manufactured for

The Boots Company PLC


Ardern Healthcare Ltd
Tenbury Wells
WR15 8NP

Marketing Authorisation held by

Tender Limited
Netqubate Business Centre
72-73 Bartholemew Street
RG14 5DU

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.

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