BAZUKA TREATMENT GEL
Active substance(s): LACTIC ACID / SALICYLIC ACID
Job No: 19398-04
salicylic acid 12% w/w, lactic acid 4% w/w
Version No: V2
Please read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this product.
This medicine is available without prescription. 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 doctor or pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
1. What Bazuka Treatment Gel is and what it
is used for
2. Before you use Bazuka Treatment Gel
3. How to use Bazuka Treatment Gel
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Bazuka Treatment Gel
6. Further information
1. WHAT BAZUKA TREATMENT GEL
IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
• Bazuka Treatment 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 black dots
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
• 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.
• Bazuka Treatment Gel is suitable for use by
adults, the elderly and children aged over
2 years. Children under 12 should be treated
under supervision and treatment of infants
under 2 years is not recommended.
• The active ingredients in this product are
salicylic acid and lactic acid.
• The active ingredients work by:
• softening the hard skin growth, making it
easier to remove with a pumice stone or
• they also help kill the virus that causes warts
2. BEFORE YOU USE BAZUKA
Do not use Bazuka Treatment Gel if you are
allergic (hypersensitive) to salicylic acid, lactic
acid or any of the other ingredients of Bazuka
Treatment Gel listed in Section 6.
• Do not use the gel if you are diabetic or suffer
from poor blood circulation to your hands or feet.
• Do not use the gel anywhere on or near your face,
armpits, breasts, bottom or genital (sex) area.
• Do not use the gel on birthmarks, moles (especially
pigmented moles), warts with hairs growing from
them, facial warts or any other spots. 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
Take special care when using this product:
• Apply the gel carefully, to the wart, verruca, corn or
callus only, by squeezing the tube very gently:
• take care not to apply the gel to surrounding
healthy skin, especially on young children’s
delicate skin, because when used incorrectly
it may cause irritation or pain;
• do not apply excessive amounts of gel.
• Keep the gel away from your eyes, nose, and
mouth, and from broken skin, cuts and grazes.
• Avoid spillage as this may cause damage
to you, your clothing and your possessions
(see Section 4):
Bazuka Treatment Gel
• do not fold the tube because this may
damage it and make it leak.
• 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).
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• 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
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
using this medicine.
Driving and using machinery
Using this product is not known to affect your ability
to drive or use machinery.
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3. HOW TO USE BAZUKA
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Use it only on warts, verrucas, corns and calluses
on sites for which it is recommended.
Before you use this tube of gel for the first
time, open it as follows:
• Find a suitable surface, in case of
• Hold the tube upright, with the cap uppermost
and the base resting on a suitable surface.
• Unscrew and remove the combined white
and red 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 red nozzle/cap assembly
onto the screw thread of the tube (taking care
to avoid ‘cross-threading’);
• tighten the nozzle/cap assembly firmly to
pierce the top of the tube;
• briefly loosen the red cap (to release any slight
pressure in the tube) and then retighten.
• Please note that once in place, a small gap will
remain between the base of the nozzle/cap and
the top of the tube.
To use the gel (adults, children and the elderly):
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:
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
In this leaflet:
Taking care to avoid squeezing the tube,
remove the protective red cap, leaving
the white nozzle attached to the tube.
• 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.
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
healthy skin. If this does occur, wipe it off
straight away with a tissue, and, if necessary,
wash the area;
• 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 red cap
E. 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 to them.
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 worsens
during treatment, or has not disappeared after
twelve weeks, ask your doctor for advice.
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.
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 Treatment 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.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Bazuka Treatment Gel can
cause side effects although not everybody gets them:
• 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.
• 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
• Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
• Do not use Bazuka Treatment 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 that month.
• 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
BAZUKA TREATMENT GEL
What Bazuka Treatment 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 Treatment Gel looks like
and contents of the pack
The product is a clear, colourless gel.
The product is available in a tube containing 6g
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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