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 00089/5007R.

Boots Corn Removal Plasters


Boots Corn Removal Plasters

Salicylic Acid

Relieves and removes painful corns

Medicated ointment to remove hard corns

Soft felt pads to reduce pressure and discomfort

Adhesive plaster holds pad in position

5 plasters

Read all of this carton for full instructions.

Uses: For the removal of hard, painful corns.

Before you use this medicine

Boots Corn Removal Plasters contain arachis oil (peanut oil). If you are allergic to peanut or soya, do not use this medicine.

Do not use:

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients
  • If you have diabetes or severe circulatory problems, unless your doctor tells you to
  • If you are using other corn removal medicines
  • On inflamed or broken skin
  • On normal skin, or for anything other than corn removal

Talk to your chiropodist or doctor:

  • If you are under 15 years
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding

How to use this medicine

  • Wash and thoroughly dry the affected area
  • Remove the plaster from the backing and place the medicated centre of the plaster over the corn
  • Wrap the self adhesive straps around the toe to secure

Adults and children of 15 years and over: Apply one plaster every two days, until the corn can easily be removed.

For use on the skin only.

Do not use on children under 15 years, unless your doctor tells you to.

Do not use more than 5 plasters on each corn, or treat more than 3 corns at a time.

If symptoms do not go away talk to your chiropodist or doctor.

Possible side effects

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

If you get any of these side effects, stop using the plaster.

  • Allergic reaction (skin rash, red or itchy skin)
  • Severe discomfort or irritation

If you get any of the following side effects see your pharmacist or doctor:

  • Mild discomfort, soreness

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 carton. 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 30°C. Store away from direct sources of heat and humidity.

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

Use by the date on the end flap of the carton.

Active ingredient

Each plaster contains Salicylic Acid 40% w/w.

Also contains: Arachis Oil (peanut oil), yellow beeswax, partially hydrogenated wood resin, vegetable triglyceride, red paste (containing sunset yellow (E110), ponceau 4R (E124)).

PL 00089/5007

Text prepared 2/14

Manufactured for

The Boots Company PLC

by the Marketing Authorisation holder

Cuxson Gerrard and Co Ltd
Broadwell Road
West Midlands
B69 4BF

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.