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Boots Derma Care Itch Relief Lotion

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

Derma Care Itch Relief Lotion

(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 lotion for the relief of itching and skin irritation caused by:

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

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:

Boots Derma Care Itch Relief Lotion is not recommended in pregnancy. If you are breastfeeding, or suffering from genital itching. Boots Derma Care Itch Relief Lotion should only be used under the direction of your doctor.

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:

Shake before use. Apply to the affected area 2 to 3 times daily. Irritation will be relieved for 6 to 10 hours. If symptoms persist consult your doctor. Derma Care Itch Relief Lotion can be used for children.

Children under 3 years:

Consult your doctor before use.

These ingredients:

sorbic acid, propylene glycol, cetyl alcohol & stearyl alcohol may cause local skin reactions.

If this occurs or if you experience other symptoms stop using the product and consult your doctor.

If Boots Derma Care Itch Relief Lotion is accidentally swallowed, contact your nearest hospital casualty department or tell your doctor immediately.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children. Do not store above 25°C.

Protect from heat. Do not use after the expiry date given.

Active ingredient: Crotamiton 10% w/w

Also contains: glycerol monostearate, sorbic acid, citric acid monohydrate, phenylethyl alcohol, propylene glycol, perfume (containing benzyl benzoate), macrogol cetostearyl ether, 2-octyldodecanol, cetostearyl alcohol and purified water.

Manufactured for

The Boots Company PLC
Nottingham
NG2 3AA

by the Marketing Authorisation holder

Novartis Consumer Health
Horsham
RH12 5AB

PL 00030/0095.

Information prepared: November 2012

For external use only

100 ml e