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 00014/0507.

Boots Antiseptic Wound Wash


Boots Antiseptic Wound Wash


Protects against infection

Treats cuts, grazes and insect bites

Relieves minor burns and scalds

100 ml e

Read all of this label for full instructions.

What this medicine is for

This antiseptic wound wash protects against infection and helps to treat cuts, grazes, insect bites, minor wounds and spots and also relieve minor burns and scalds.

Before you use this medicine

Do not use:

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medicine
  • If your wound is weeping, very red or swollen
    You can use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

How to use this medicine

Hold the spray upright and spray from a distance of 2 to 4 inches.

Adults and children: Spray onto the affected area, and flood to wash away debris and dirt. Reapply up to 2 or 3 times a day.

For use on the skin only.

Avoid contact with eyes.

Do not use for long periods of time.

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 some of these:

  • Skin rash, red or itchy skin (allergic reaction)
  • Occasionally skin irritation
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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: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. 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 edge of the label.

Active ingredients

This liquid contains Cetrimide 0.5% w/v.

Also contains: purified water, sodium citrate, disodium edetate, citric acid.

PL 00014/0507

Text prepared 10/14

Manufactured by the


for the MAH:

The Boots Company PLC

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.