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 00014/0369 .

Boots Derma Care Emollient Cream 60g


Boots Derma Care Emollient Cream

Almond Oil, Lanolin

Effective relief of dry skin conditions including eczema

60 g e

Read all of this carton for full instructions.

What this medicine is for

A non-perfumed and non-greasy emollient cream that relieves dry skin conditions such as eczema, chapped skin, sunburn and nappy soreness.

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.

Information about some of the ingredients: Cetyl alcohol may cause skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).

How to use this medicine

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

Pierce tube seal with end of cap.

Adults and children: Apply to the affected area 2 or 3 times a day.

Apply to the skin only.

If symptoms worsen or do not go away, talk to your pharmacist or doctor.

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

Possible side effects

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

If you get any of these side effects, stop using the cream and see a doctor:

  • Allergic reaction (e.g. skin rash, red or itchy skin, worsening of the condition you are treating)

If any side effect becomes severe, or you notice any side effect not listed here, please tell your pharmacist or doctor.

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

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

Active ingredients

This cream contains Almond Oil 5% w/w, Anhydrous Hypoallergenic Lanolin 1% w/w.

Also contains: purified water, cetyl alcohol, white soft paraffin, cetomacrogol 1000, benzyl alcohol, sorbitan sesquioleate, sodium citrate, anhydrous citric acid.

PL 00014/0369

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Manufactured by the Marketing Authorisation holder

The Boots Company PLC

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.

Other formats

To request a copy of this carton in Braille, large print or audio please call, free of charge:

0800 198 5000

(UK only)

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Product name: Boots Derma Care Emollient Cream

Reference number: 00014/0369

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