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The product code for this leaflet is: PL 00014/5129R


Boots Calamine & Glycerin Cream

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Boots Calamine & Glycerin Cream

Calamine, Glycerol, Zinc Oxide

Dry, tender or irritated skin



35 g e

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What this medicine is for

A non-greasy, soothing and protective cream for the relief of discomfort from sunburn, windburn, rough dry hands, chapped and tender skin, irritated skin.

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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.

Cetearyl alcohol may cause skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).

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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.

Apply to the skin only.

Adults and children: Apply gently to the affected area, when you need to.

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

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

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Possible side effects

Most people will not have problems.

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

  • Allergic reaction (e.g. skin rash, red or itchy skin)

If 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.

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Active ingredients

This cream contains Calamine 15% w/w, Glycerol 5% w/w, Zinc Oxide 5% w/w.

Also contains: purified water, light liquid paraffin, isopropyl myristate, cetearyl alcohol, bentonite, polysorbate 80, PEG-20 stearate, sodium citrate, phenol.

PL 00014/5129

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Manufactured by the Marketing Authorisation holder

The Boots Company PLC

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.

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