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Boots Bruise Relief Arnica Cream

Active Ingredient:
arnica montana
THE BOOTS COMPANY PLC See contact details
About Medicine
The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine.
Last updated on emc: 30 Mar 2023

Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet (ePIL).

The text only version may be available in large print, Braille or audio CD. For further information call emc accessibility on {phone} 0800 198 5000. The product code(s) for this leaflet is: PL 01175/0397.

Boots Arnica Bruise Relief Cream

Information for the user


Boots Arnica Bruise Relief Cream

Arnica Montana 1X

Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.

This medicine is available without prescription to treat minor conditions. However, you still need to use it carefully to get the best results from it.

  • Keep this leaflet, you may need to read it again
  • Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice

What this medicine is for

A homeopathic medicinal product used within the homeopathic tradition for the symptomatic relief of bruises.

Before you use this medicine

This medicine can be used by adults and children. However, some people should not use this medicine or should seek the advice of their pharmacist or doctor first.

Do not use:
  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients or to plants of the Asteraceae (Compositae) family (such as daisies, marigolds or artichokes)
  • If the skin is broken or irritated
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:
  • If you are taking any other medicines, including medicines prescribed by your doctor and any medicine you have bought for yourself, including herbal and homeopathic remedies

Other important information

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

Methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218) and propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216) in this medicine may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed).

How to use this medicine

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

Adults, the elderly and children, apply gently to the bruised areas four times a day as needed

For use on the skin only. Keep away from eyes, mouth and nose. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin. Stop using this product if skin becomes red, dry or irritated.

Do not use more than the amount recommended in the table.

Do not use for more than 7 days

If symptoms worsen or persist after using the product for 7 days, talk to your doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner.

If you use too much or if anyone accidentally swallows some of the medicine: Talk to a pharmacist or doctor. Take your medicine and this leaflet with you.

Possible side effects

Most people will not have problems, but some may get some of these:

  • Allergic skin reactions (itching skin, rash or contact dermatitis e.g. skin becomes inflamed, red or itchy). The frequency of these effects occurring is not known. If you notice any side effects discontinue use of the product and tell your doctor or pharmacist.

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 in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: or search for the MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. 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 25°C.

Store in original container.

Keep this medicine in a safe place out of the sight and reach of children, preferably in a locked cupboard.

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

What is in this medicine

Each gram of cream contains: Arnica mother tincture (Arnica Montana L.) (1:10).

Also contains purified water, glycerol monostearate & macrogol stearate, apricot kernel oil, cocoa butter, glycerol (E422), cetostearyl alcohol & PEG-20 stearate, cetostearyl alcohol, cetyl palmitate, glycerol monocaprylate, methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216).

The pack contains 25g, 30g or 50g of cream.

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Boots Arnica Bruise Relief Cream is a smooth white to off white cream.

Who makes this medicine

Manufactured for

The Boots Company PLC

by the National Rules authorisation holder

A Nelson & Co Limited
5-9 Endeavour Way
SW19 8UH

Leaflet prepared January 2023.

If you would like any further information about this medicine, please contact

The Boots Company
PLC Nottingham

Other formats

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

0800 198 5000 (UK only)

Please be ready to give the following information:

Product name: Boots Arnica Bruise Relief Cream

Reference number: NR 01175/0430

This is a service provided by the Royal National Institute of Blind People.

Artwork reference: WBA-1663-R7

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