Active substance(s): LACTIC ACID / SALICYLIC ACID
Job No: 18614-02
12.0% w/w salicylic acid, 4.0% w/w lactic acid, gel
Version No: V2
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. WHAT BAZUKA GEL IS AND WHAT IT IS
• Bazuka Gel is a treatment for warts, verrucas,
corns and calluses.
• Warts and verrucas are small excessive
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.
• Corns and calluses are hard, thick pads of
skin caused by pressure and friction. They
usually occur on the feet due to poorly fitting
shoes. They can also occur on the hands.
• Avoid spillage as this may cause damage
to you, your clothing and your possessions
(see Section 4):
• do not fold the tube because this may
damage it and make it leak.
Bazuka Gel PIL WD4/15/1
• The product is volatile and highly flammable.
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.
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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.
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Before you use this tube of gel for the first
time, open it as follows:
• Hold the tube upright, with the cap uppermost
and the base resting on a suitable surface.
• The active ingredients work by:
• softening the hard skin growth, making it easier
to remove with a pumice stone or emery board;
• they also help kill the virus that causes warts
• Do not use the gel anywhere on or near
your face, armpits, breasts, bottom or
genital (sex) area.
• Unscrew and remove the combined white
and green nozzle/cap assembly from the tube.
• Remove the red collar and dispose of it safely.
• Keep the tube upright for 30 seconds.
• Then, without squeezing or over-gripping the
tube, and with it still held upright and away
from your face:
• replace the white and green nozzle/cap
assembly onto the screw thread of the tube
(taking care to avoid ‘cross threading’);
• Do not use the gel on birthmarks, moles,
warts with hairs growing from them, or any
• tighten the nozzle/cap assembly firmly to pierce
the top of the tube;
• Do not use the gel if you are diabetic or suffer
from poor blood circulation to your hands or feet.
• briefly loosen the green cap (to release any
slight pressure in the tube) and then retighten.
Take special care when using this product:
• If you are unsure whether you have a wart,
verruca, corn or callus that is suitable for
treatment with Bazuka, ask your doctor
or pharmacist before starting treatment.
• Please note that once in place, a small gap will
remain between the base of the nozzle/cap and
the top of the tube.
• Apply the gel carefully, to the wart, verruca,
corn or callus only, by squeezing the tube
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:
• take care not to apply the gel to surrounding
healthy skin, especially on young children’s
delicate skin, because this may cause irritation;
• do not apply excessive amounts of gel.
• Keep the gel away from your eyes, nose, and
mouth, and from broken skin, cuts and grazes.
To use the gel (adults, children and the elderly):
Soak the affected area in warm water for
2 to 3 minutes.
Dry the area thoroughly, using your own
towel if you have a wart or verruca (this
will help stop the infection spreading to
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.
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Use it only on warts, verrucas, corns and calluses
on sites for which it is recommended.
• The active ingredients in this product are
salicylic acid and lactic acid.
3. HOW TO USE BAZUKA GEL
• Find a suitable surface, in case of accidental
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Driving and using machinery
Using this product is not known to affect your ability
to drive or use machinery.
• Bazuka Gel is suitable for use by adults,
children and the elderly.
2. BEFORE YOU USE BAZUKA GEL
Taking care to avoid squeezing the tube,
remove the protective green cap, leaving
the white nozzle attached to the tube.
Carefully apply a thin coating (one or two
drops) of the gel to the top of the wart, verruca,
corn or callus only:
• avoid the gel spreading to the surrounding
• allow the gel to dry for a few minutes to form a
small white patch that sticks to the treated area
and is water resistant;
• there is no need to cover the treated area
with a sticking plaster;
• always replace the protective green cap
The next evening, carefully peel or pick off
the white patch of dried gel from the wart,
verruca, corn or callus:
• apply fresh gel as described in steps
A to D above;
• if removal of the white patch is difficult, carefully
re-apply the gel directly over it and leave it to
dry. This will thicken the white patch and make
it easier to remove.
Once every week, before applying fresh gel,
gently rub the wart, verruca, corn or callus
with the emery board provided, or a
• if you are treating a wart or verruca, do not
let anyone else use the emery board or
pumice stone as the infection may spread
G. The length of treatment will vary depending on
the size and resistance of the wart, verruca,
corn or callus:
• some may go in a relatively short time;
• some warts and verrucas can require up to
12 weeks treatment before they disappear;
• it is important that you do not give up on the
treatment until the wart, verruca, corn or callus
has disappeared (unless irritation occurs, see
Section 4 below);
• if the wart, verruca, corn or callus has not
disappeared after twelve weeks of treatment
ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
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.
If the gel accidentally gets onto normal skin,
wipe it off straight away with a tissue, and, if
necessary, wash the area.
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
product, just carry on using it when you remember.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• While the gel is working you may feel a slight
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.
• If you mistakenly allow the gel to spread onto
and remain in contact with areas of normal skin
(see precautions in Section 2), it may cause
• If you spill the product on your clothes, fabrics,
jewellery or metal and polished surfaces it may
damage them permanently.
• Stop using this product and tell your doctor or
• you experience unacceptable discomfort or if
irritation persists, or;
• any of the side effects get serious, or you
notice any other side effects not mentioned
in this leaflet.
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: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE BAZUKA GEL
• Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
• Do not use Bazuka Gel after the expiry date
shown on the fold of the tube and on the carton.
The expiry date refers to the last day of
• Do not store above 25°C.
• Always replace the cap tightly after use.
• The product is highly flammable. Keep it away
from flames or ignition sources.
• Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT
What Bazuka Gel contains:
The active ingredients are salicylic acid
(12.0% w/w) and lactic acid (4.0% w/w).
The other ingredients are camphor, pyroxylin,
ethanol and ethyl acetate.
What Bazuka Gel looks like and contents of
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.
The Marketing Authorisation holder is
Diomed Developments Ltd, Tatmore Place,
Gosmore, Hitchin, Herts, SG4 7QR, UK.
The Manufacturer is Aeropak, Viking Road,
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 0NU, UK.
The Distributor is DDD Limited,
94 Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Herts,
WD18 7JJ, UK.
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4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Please be ready to give the following information:
Like all medicines, Bazuka Gel can cause side
effects although not everybody gets them:
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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