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Distilled Witch Hazel BPC (Boots Company plc)

Active Ingredient:
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About Medicine
The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine.
Last updated on emc: 19 Sep 2023

Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet (ePIL).

The text only version may be available in large print, Braille or audio CD. For further information call emc accessibility on {phone} 0800 198 5000. The product code(s) for this leaflet is: PL 00014/5645R.

Distilled Witch Hazel BPC


Boots Distilled Witch Hazel B.P.C.

Relieves minor skin irritation & discomfort of bruises


Read all of this label for full instructions.

What this medicine is for

A cooling astringent solution for the relief of discomfort of bruises, sprains, minor skin irritation, rough or sore unbroken skin.

Before you use this medicine
Do not use:
  • If you are allergic to distilled witch hazel

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

How to use this medicine

Check the cap seal is not broken before first use. If it is, do not use the medicine.

Adults and children: Soak a piece of cotton wool with the solution and gently dab the solution onto the skin. Cover the skin with a bandage. Keep the bandage moist with witch hazel.

For use on the skin only.

Do not apply to broken skin.

If symptoms do not go away talk to your doctor.

If anyone accidentally swallows some: Talk to a pharmacist or doctor.

Possible side effects

Most people will not have problems, but some may get:

  • Skin rash, red or itchy skin (allergic reaction)
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 label. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: or search MHRA Yellow Card in the Apple App or Google Play Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

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

Use by the date on the label edge.

Active ingredient

This topical solution contains Distilled Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Water) B.P.C. 100% v/v.

PL 00014/5645

Text prepared 05/23

Manufactured by


for the MAH:

The Boots Company PLC

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.

Artwork reference: TE7J7

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