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.
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Boots Bite & Sting Relief Liquid
Patient information leaflet
Boots Bite & Sting Relief Liquid Ammonia
Mosquito & horse fly bites
Wasp, bee, jelly fish & nettle stings
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.
This liquid contains Ammonia 3.5% w/v.
Also contains: mineral oil, alcohol ethoxylate, dimeticone, purified water.
Text prepared September 2013
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Netqubate Business Centre
72-73 Bartholemew Street
If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.
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