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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

12.0% w/w salicylic acid, 4.0% w/w lactic acid, gel

Please read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this product.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
In this leaflet:
1. What Bazuka Gel is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Bazuka Gel
3. How to use Bazuka Gel
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Bazuka Gel
6. Further information

1.  HAT BAZUKA GEL IS AND WHAT IT IS
W
USED FOR
•  azuka Gel is a treatment for warts, verrucas,
B
corns and calluses.
•  arts and verrucas are small excessive
W
growths of skin caused by a type of virus.
Warts often occur on the fingers, or on the
back of the hands. You can recognise the
common wart by the rough ‘cauliflower-like’
appearance of the surface. Verrucas occur
only on the sole of the foot. They can be
painful, and often look like a small white ring
of skin with a black dot in the centre. The virus
is very infectious. This means that warts and
verrucas can grow and spread, particularly if
left untreated. The virus can also be transferred
from one person to another.
•  orns and calluses are hard, thick pads of
C
skin caused by pressure and friction. They
usually occur on the feet due to poorly fitting
shoes. They can also occur on the hands.

•  eep the gel away from your eyes, nose, and
K
mouth, and from broken skin, cuts and grazes.
•  void spillage as this may cause damage
A
to you, your clothing and your possessions
(see Section 4):
•  o not fold the tube because this may
d
damage it and make it leak.
•  he product is volatile and highly flammable.
T
Do not use it near flames or ignition sources
(eg burning cigarettes or anything else that
might ignite it).
• Avoid inhaling the vapour from the gel.
Using other medicines
This product is not known to affect, or to be affected
by any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
This product can be used during pregnancy and
while breast-feeding. The ingredients have been in
widespread use in this and similar preparations for
many years, without reports of problems. However,
safety trials have not been conducted.
Driving and using machinery
Using this product is not known to affect your ability
to drive or use machinery.

3. HOW TO USE BAZUKA GEL
Use it only on warts, verrucas, corns and calluses
on sites for which it is recommended.

•  azuka Gel is suitable for use by adults,
B
children and the elderly.

Before you use this tube of gel for the first
time, open it as follows:

•  he active ingredients in this product are
T
salicylic acid and lactic acid.

• Find a suitable surface, in case of accidental
spillage.

• The active ingredients work by:

•  old the tube upright, with the cap uppermost
H
and the base resting on a suitable surface.

•  oftening the hard skin growth, making it easier
s
to remove with a pumice stone or emery board;
• hey also help kill the virus that causes warts
t
and verrucas.

2. BEFORE YOU USE BAZUKA GEL
Do not use Bazuka Gel if you are allergic
(hypersensitive) to salicylic acid, lactic acid or
any of the other ingredients of Bazuka Gel listed
in Section 6.

•  nscrew and remove the combined white
U
and green nozzle/cap assembly from the tube.

•  o not use the gel anywhere on or near
D
your face, armpits, breasts, bottom or
genital (sex) area.

• Keep the tube upright for 30 seconds.

•  o not use the gel on birthmarks, moles,
D
warts with hairs growing from them, or any
other spots.
•  o not use the gel if you are diabetic or suffer
D
from poor blood circulation to your hands or feet.
Take special care when using this product:
• f you are unsure whether you have a wart,
I
verruca, corn or callus that is suitable for
treatment with Bazuka, ask your doctor
or pharmacist before starting treatment.
•  pply the gel carefully, to the wart, verruca,
A
corn or callus only, by squeezing the tube
very gently:

• Remove the red collar and throw it away.
•  hen, without squeezing or over-gripping the
T
tube, and with it still held upright and away
from your face:
• eplace the white and green nozzle/cap
r
assembly onto the screw thread of the tube
(taking care to avoid ‘cross-threading’);
• ighten the nozzle/cap assembly firmly to pierce
t
the top of the tube;
•  riefly loosen the green cap (to release any
b
slight pressure in the tube) and then retighten.
•  lease note that once in place, a small gap will
P
remain between the base of the nozzle/cap and
the top of the tube.

• ake care not to apply the gel to surrounding
t
healthy skin, especially on young children’s
delicate skin, because this may cause irritation;
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• do not apply excessive amounts of gel.

Continued overleaf

To use the gel (adults, children and the elderly):

product, just carry on using it when you remember.

Follow these steps once every day, usually in the
evening. Carry on using the gel in this way until the
wart, verruca, corn or callus disappears:

If you have any further questions on the use of this
product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

A. Soak the affected area in warm water for
2 to 3 minutes.
B. Dry the area thoroughly, using your own towel
if you have a wart or verruca (this will help stop
the infection spreading to other people).
C. Taking care to avoid squeezing the tube,
remove the protective green cap, leaving
the white nozzle attached to the tube.

D.  arefully apply a thin coating (one or two
C
drops) of the gel to the top of the wart, verruca,
corn or callus only:
• avoid the gel spreading to the surrounding
healthy skin;
•  llow the gel to dry for a few minutes to form a
a
small white patch that sticks to the treated area
and is water resistant;
• here is no need to cover the treated area
t
with a sticking plaster;
• always replace the protective green cap
after use.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Bazuka Gel can cause side
effects although not everybody gets them:
•  hile the gel is working you may feel a slight
W
tingling sensation and/or some mild tenderness
at the treated area. This is usually temporary, and
in rare cases may appear as a temporary blemish
on the skin.
• f you mistakenly allow the gel to spread onto
I
and remain in contact with areas of normal skin
(see precautions in Section 2), it may cause
irritation.
• f you spill the product on your clothes, fabrics,
I
jewellery or metal and polished surfaces it may
damage them permanently.
•  top using this product and tell your doctor or
S
pharmacist if:
•  ou experience unacceptable discomfort or if
y
irritation persists, or;
•  ny of the side effects get serious, or you
a
notice any other side effects not mentioned
in this leaflet.

5. HOW TO STORE BAZUKA GEL
• Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

E.  The next evening, carefully peel or pick off
the white patch of dried gel from the wart,
verruca, corn or callus:

•  o not use Bazuka Gel after the expiry date
D
shown on the fold of the tube and on the carton.
The expiry date refers to the last day of
that month.

• apply fresh gel as described above;

• Do not store above 25°C.

• f removal of the white patch is difficult, carefully
i
re-apply the gel directly over it and leave it to
dry. This will thicken the white patch and make
it easier to remove.

• Always replace the cap tightly after use.

F. 




Once every week, before applying fresh gel,
gently rub the wart, verruca, corn or callus
with the emery board provided, or a
pumice stone:

• f you are treating a wart or verruca, do not
i
let anyone else use the emery board or
pumice stone as the infection may spread
to them.
G.  The length of treatment will vary depending on

the size and resistance of the wart, verruca,
corn or callus:

•  he product is highly flammable. Keep it away
T
from flames or ignition sources.
•  edicines should not be disposed of via
M
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.

6.  URTHER INFORMATION ABOUT
F
BAZUKA GEL
What Bazuka Gel contains:
The active ingredients are salicylic acid
(12.0% w/w) and lactic acid (4.0% w/w).

• some may go in a relatively short time;

The other ingredients are camphor, pyroxylin,
ethanol and ethyl acetate.

•  ome warts and verrucas can require up to
s
12 weeks treatment before they disappear;

What Bazuka Gel looks like and contents of
the pack

• t is important that you do not give up on the
i
treatment until the wart, verruca, corn or callus
has disappeared (unless irritation occurs, see
Section 4 below);

The product is a clear colourless gel.
The product is available in a tube containing 5g
of gel. The tube has a special applicator nozzle.
Each pack also includes an emery board.

• f the wart, verruca, corn or callus has not
i
disappeared after twelve weeks of treatment
ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

The Marketing Authorisation holder is
Diomed Developments Ltd, Tatmore Place,
Gosmore, Hitchin, Herts, SG4 7QR, UK.

H. At the end of treatment, if the white patch is
difficult to remove, you can leave it because
it will eventually fall off by itself.

The Manufacturer is Pharmasol Ltd, North Way,
Walworth Industrial Estate, Andover, Hampshire,
SP10 5AZ, UK.

If the gel accidentally gets onto normal skin,
wipe it off straight away with a tissue, and, if
necessary, wash the area.

The Distributor is DDD Limited,
94 Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Herts,
WD18 7JJ, UK.

If the gel accidentally gets into the eyes or
mouth, it may cause damage. Rinse the eyes or
mouth with plenty of water. If rinsing one eye, take
care to avoid washing product into the other eye.
Then seek urgent hospital attention.

This leaflet was last approved in
November 2008.

If you inhale a lot of the vapour from the gel
it may make you feel light-headed. If this happens,
get plenty of fresh air.

Please be ready to give the following information:
Bazuka, 00173/0400

If you forget to use Bazuka Gel

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

Do not worry if you occasionally forget to use this

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To listen to or request a copy of this leaflet in
Braille, large print or audio, please call free of
charge: 0800 198 5000 (UK only).

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

12.0% w/w salicylic acid, 4.0% w/w lactic acid, gel

Please read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this product.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
In this leaflet:
1. What Bazuka Gel is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Bazuka Gel
3. How to use Bazuka Gel
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Bazuka Gel
6. Further information

1.  HAT BAZUKA GEL IS AND WHAT IT IS
W
USED FOR
•  azuka Gel is a treatment for warts, verrucas,
B
corns and calluses.
•  arts and verrucas are small excessive
W
growths of skin caused by a type of virus.
Warts often occur on the fingers, or on the
back of the hands. You can recognise the
common wart by the rough ‘cauliflower-like’
appearance of the surface. Verrucas occur
only on the sole of the foot. They can be
painful, and often look like a small white ring
of skin with a black dot in the centre. The virus
is very infectious. This means that warts and
verrucas can grow and spread, particularly if
left untreated. The virus can also be transferred
from one person to another.
•  orns and calluses are hard, thick pads of
C
skin caused by pressure and friction. They
usually occur on the feet due to poorly fitting
shoes. They can also occur on the hands.

•  eep the gel away from your eyes, nose, and
K
mouth, and from broken skin, cuts and grazes.
•  void spillage as this may cause damage
A
to you, your clothing and your possessions
(see Section 4):
•  o not fold the tube because this may
d
damage it and make it leak.
•  he product is volatile and highly flammable.
T
Do not use it near flames or ignition sources
(eg burning cigarettes or anything else that
might ignite it).
• Avoid inhaling the vapour from the gel.
Using other medicines
This product is not known to affect, or to be affected
by any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
This product can be used during pregnancy and
while breast-feeding. The ingredients have been in
widespread use in this and similar preparations for
many years, without reports of problems. However,
safety trials have not been conducted.
Driving and using machinery
Using this product is not known to affect your ability
to drive or use machinery.

3. HOW TO USE BAZUKA GEL
Use it only on warts, verrucas, corns and calluses
on sites for which it is recommended.

•  azuka Gel is suitable for use by adults,
B
children and the elderly.

Before you use this tube of gel for the first
time, open it as follows:

•  he active ingredients in this product are
T
salicylic acid and lactic acid.

• Find a suitable surface, in case of accidental
spillage.

• The active ingredients work by:

•  old the tube upright, with the cap uppermost
H
and the base resting on a suitable surface.

•  oftening the hard skin growth, making it easier
s
to remove with a pumice stone or emery board;
• hey also help kill the virus that causes warts
t
and verrucas.

2. BEFORE YOU USE BAZUKA GEL
Do not use Bazuka Gel if you are allergic
(hypersensitive) to salicylic acid, lactic acid or
any of the other ingredients of Bazuka Gel listed
in Section 6.

•  nscrew and remove the combined white
U
and green nozzle/cap assembly from the tube.

•  o not use the gel anywhere on or near
D
your face, armpits, breasts, bottom or
genital (sex) area.

• Keep the tube upright for 30 seconds.

•  o not use the gel on birthmarks, moles,
D
warts with hairs growing from them, or any
other spots.
•  o not use the gel if you are diabetic or suffer
D
from poor blood circulation to your hands or feet.
Take special care when using this product:
• f you are unsure whether you have a wart,
I
verruca, corn or callus that is suitable for
treatment with Bazuka, ask your doctor
or pharmacist before starting treatment.
•  pply the gel carefully, to the wart, verruca,
A
corn or callus only, by squeezing the tube
very gently:

• Remove the red collar and throw it away.
•  hen, without squeezing or over-gripping the
T
tube, and with it still held upright and away
from your face:
• eplace the white and green nozzle/cap
r
assembly onto the screw thread of the tube
(taking care to avoid ‘cross threading’);
• ighten the nozzle/cap assembly firmly to pierce
t
the top of the tube;
•  riefly loosen the green cap (to release any
b
slight pressure in the tube) and then retighten.
•  lease note that once in place, a small gap will
P
remain between the base of the nozzle/cap and
the top of the tube.

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• ake care not to apply the gel to surrounding
t
healthy skin, especially on young children’s
delicate skin, because this may cause irritation;
• do not apply excessive amounts of gel.

Continued overleaf

To use the gel (adults, children and the elderly):

product, just carry on using it when you remember.

Follow these steps once every day, usually in the
evening. Carry on using the gel in this way until the
wart, verruca, corn or callus disappears:

If you have any further questions on the use of this
product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

A. Soak the affected area in warm water for
2 to 3 minutes.
B. Dry the area thoroughly, using your own towel
if you have a wart or verruca (this will help stop
the infection spreading to other people).
C. Taking care to avoid squeezing the tube,
remove the protective green cap, leaving
the white nozzle attached to the tube.

D.  arefully apply a thin coating (one or two
C
drops) of the gel to the top of the wart, verruca,
corn or callus only:
• avoid the gel spreading to the surrounding
healthy skin;
•  llow the gel to dry for a few minutes to form a
a
small white patch that sticks to the treated area
and is water resistant;
• here is no need to cover the treated area
t
with a sticking plaster;
• always replace the protective green cap
after use.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Bazuka Gel can cause side
effects although not everybody gets them:
•  hile the gel is working you may feel a slight
W
tingling sensation and/or some mild tenderness
at the treated area. This is usually temporary, and
in rare cases may appear as a temporary blemish
on the skin.
• f you mistakenly allow the gel to spread onto
I
and remain in contact with areas of normal skin
(see precautions in Section 2), it may cause
irritation.
• f you spill the product on your clothes, fabrics,
I
jewellery or metal and polished surfaces it may
damage them permanently.
•  top using this product and tell your doctor or
S
pharmacist if:
•  ou experience unacceptable discomfort or if
y
irritation persists, or;
•  ny of the side effects get serious, or you
a
notice any other side effects not mentioned
in this leaflet.

5. HOW TO STORE BAZUKA GEL
• Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

E.  The next evening, carefully peel or pick off
the white patch of dried gel from the wart,
verruca, corn or callus:

•  o not use Bazuka Gel after the expiry date
D
shown on the fold of the tube and on the carton.
The expiry date refers to the last day of
that month.

• apply fresh gel as described above;

• Do not store above 25°C.

• f removal of the white patch is difficult, carefully
i
re-apply the gel directly over it and leave it to
dry. This will thicken the white patch and make
it easier to remove.

• Always replace the cap tightly after use.

F. 




Once every week, before applying fresh gel,
gently rub the wart, verruca, corn or callus
with the emery board provided, or a
pumice stone:

• f you are treating a wart or verruca, do not
i
let anyone else use the emery board or
pumice stone as the infection may spread
to them.
G.  The length of treatment will vary depending on

the size and resistance of the wart, verruca,
corn or callus:

•  he product is highly flammable. Keep it away
T
from flames or ignition sources.
•  edicines should not be disposed of via
M
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.

6.  URTHER INFORMATION ABOUT
F
BAZUKA GEL
What Bazuka Gel contains:
The active ingredients are salicylic acid
(12.0% w/w) and lactic acid (4.0% w/w).

• some may go in a relatively short time;

The other ingredients are camphor, pyroxylin,
ethanol and ethyl acetate.

•  ome warts and verrucas can require up to
s
12 weeks treatment before they disappear;

What Bazuka Gel looks like and contents of
the pack

• t is important that you do not give up on the
i
treatment until the wart, verruca, corn or callus
has disappeared (unless irritation occurs, see
Section 4 below);

The product is a clear colourless gel.
The product is available in a tube containing 5g
of gel. The tube has a special applicator nozzle.
Each pack also includes an emery board.

• f the wart, verruca, corn or callus has not
i
disappeared after twelve weeks of treatment
ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

The Marketing Authorisation holder is
Diomed Developments Ltd, Tatmore Place,
Gosmore, Hitchin, Herts, SG4 7QR, UK.

H. At the end of treatment, if the white patch is
difficult to remove, you can leave it because
it will eventually fall off by itself.

The Manufacturer is Aeropak, Viking Road,
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 0NU, UK.

If the gel accidentally gets into the eyes or
mouth, it may cause damage. Rinse the eyes or
mouth with plenty of water. If rinsing one eye, take
care to avoid washing product into the other eye.
Then seek urgent hospital attention.
If you inhale a lot of the vapour from the gel
it may make you feel light-headed. If this happens,
get plenty of fresh air.
If you forget to use Bazuka Gel
Do not worry if you occasionally forget to use this

The Distributor is DDD Limited,
94 Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Herts,
WD18 7JJ, UK.
This leaflet was last approved in
November 2008.
To listen to or 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:
Bazuka, 00173/0400
This is a service provided by the Royal National
Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

WD4/08/1

If the gel accidentally gets onto normal skin,
wipe it off straight away with a tissue, and, if
necessary, wash the area.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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