This information is intended for use by health professionals
| Active ingredient
| Benzyl alcohol
A smooth, creamy-white cream.
To soothe and heal broken and unbroken chilblains.
For topical administration.
Cream to be applied to affected area and rubbed gently into the skin.
Known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
For external use only.
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
Chilblain Cream contains Arachis oil (peanut oil) and should not be applied by patients known to be allergic to peanut. As there is a possible relationship between allergy to peanut and allergy to Soya, patients with Soya allergy should also avoid Chilblain Cream.
The safety of chilblain cream during pregnancy and lactation has not been established, but use during these periods is not considered to constitute a hazard.
No adverse effects known.
Rarely hypersensitivity reactions.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
Excessive application of the product may lead to excessive reddening of the skin. Treatment if necessary need only be symptomatic.
Eucalyptus oil has an irritant and rubefacient action on intact skin, providing improved local circulation and a feeling of warmth.
Benzyl alcohol has a weak local anaesthetic activity and reduces the discomfort associated with chilblains.
There are no preclinical data of relevance to the prescriber which are additional to that already included in other sections of the SPC.
Glyceryl monostearate 40-50
A collapsible, internally lacquered, aluminium tube with an HDPE or polypropylene wadless cap.
Pack size: 35g
The Boots Company PLC
First authorisation: 10 November 1971
Last renewal: 25 July 2002