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Boots Derma Care Itch Relief Cream

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

Boots Derma Care Itch Relief Cream

(Crotamiton)

  • Effective relief of itching
  • Works for up to 10 hours

For relief of itching and skin irritation caused by:

  • Itchy dermatitis
  • Dry eczema
  • Allergic rashes

A cream for the relief of itching and skin irritation caused by:

  • Itchy dermatitis
  • Dry eczema
  • Allergic rashes
  • Chickenpox
  • Insect bites & stings
  • Hives, nettle rash
  • Sunburn
  • Heat rashes
  • Personal itching

Suitable for adults and children; consult your doctor before use on children under 3 years of age.

Do not use:

in or around the eyes, on broken skin, for weeping skin conditions or if you are sensitive to any of the ingredients.

Cautions:

Derma Care Itch Relief Cream is not recommended in pregnancy.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using Derma Care Itch Relief Cream if you are breast feeding, or suffering from genital itching.

This product contains stearyl alcohol which may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis) and methyl hydroxybenzoate which may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed).

Directions:

Apply to the affected area 2-3 times daily. Irritation will be relieved for 6 to 10 hours. If symptoms persist consult your doctor. Derma Care Itch Relief Cream can be used for children. For children under 3 years of age consult your doctor before use and do not apply more than once a day.

Unwanted effects:

Derma Care Itch Relief Cream may occasionally cause skin irritation or allergy. If this occurs or if you experience other symptoms, stop using the product and consult your doctor. If Derma Care Itch Relief Cream is accidentally swallowed, contact your nearest hospital casualty department or tell your doctor immediately.

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

Do not store above 25°C. Do not use after the expiry date given.

Active ingredient:

Crotamiton 10% w/w

Also contains: methyl hydroxybenzoate E218, phenylethyl alcohol, glycerol, triethanolamine, sodium lauryl sulphate, ethylene glycol monostearate, stearyl alcohol, strong ammonia solution, stearic acid, hard paraffin, white beeswax, perfume and purified water.

Manufactured for

The Boots Company PLC
Nottingham
NG2 3AA

by the Marketing Authorisation holder

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (UK) Trading Limited
Brentford
TW8 9GS
UK

PL 44673/0103

Text prepared: February 2016

For external use only

30 g, 100 g e

Artwork reference: BTC215330 version C & BTC215337 version C