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.

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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 are: PL00014/5202R, PL 00014/5202R.

Aqueous Cream BP 100g


Boots Aqueous Cream B.P.

(Liquid Paraffin, White Soft Paraffin)

Relief of dry skin

Soothes, softens and moisturises

Fragrance free and Lanolin free

100 g e

Read all of this carton for full instructions.

What this medicine is for

A non-perfumed emollient cream to help relieve the symptoms of dry skin conditions. It can be used to soothe, soften and moisturise dry skin, or instead of soap to wash the skin.

Before you use this medicine

Do not use:

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medicine
    You can use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
    Contains sodium lauryl sulphate 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

Adults and children: Apply to the affected area 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.

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 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

Store in a cool place.

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

Use by the date on the end flap of the carton or on the tube edge.

Active ingredients

This cream contains Liquid Paraffin 6% w/w, White Soft Paraffin 15% w/w.

Also contains: purified water, emulsifying wax (containing cetostearyl alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate), chlorocresol 0.1% w/w.

PL 00014/5202

Text prepared 11/14

Manufactured for the Marketing Authorisation holder

The Boots Company PLC



If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.

Other formats

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Product name: Boots Aqueous Cream B.P.

Reference number: 00014/5202

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