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: PL00014/5202.

Aqueous Cream B.P. 500g


Boots Pharmaceuticals Aqueous Cream B.P.

Liquid Paraffin, White Soft Paraffin

Relief of dry skin

Soothes, softens and moisturises

Fragrance Free and Lanoline Free

New safety information – see label

Read all of this label for full instructions.

Uses: For the relief of the symptoms of dry skin conditions, and for use instead of soap to wash the skin.

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.
    Contains sodium lauryl sulfate and cetostearyl alcohol, both of which may cause local skin reactions (e.g. stinging and contact dermatitis). Contains chlorocresol which may cause allergic reactions.

How to use this medicine

Check the tub seal is not broken before first use. If it is, do not use the cream.

Adults and children: Apply to the skin when you need to. For use on the skin only. If symptoms do not go away talk to your doctor.

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

Do not smoke or go near naked flames – risk of severe burns. Fabric (clothing, bedding, dressings etc) that has been in contact with this product burns more easily and is a serious fire hazard. Washing clothing and bedding may reduce product build-up but not totally remove it.

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.

Possible side effects

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

  • Occasional allergic reactions (e.g. stinging, burning, itching and redness)

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 or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Store in a cool place.

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

Use by the date on base or side of tub.

Active ingredients

This cream contains Liquid Paraffin 6% w/w, White Soft Paraffin 15% w/w. Also contains: purified water, emulsifying was (containing cetostearyl alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate), chlorocresol (0.1% w/w.

PL 00014/5202 [P]

Text prepared 08/19

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The Boots Company PLC

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