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BOOTS DUAL ACTION ATHLETES FOOT POWDER

Active substance(s): CHLORHEXIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE / TOLNAFTATE

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Label/leaflet for Dual Action Athlete’s Foot Powder (Proposed Wording to MHRA)
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Dual Action Athlete’s Foot Powder
(Chlorhexidine Hydrochloride, Tolnaftate)
Please read this label carefully. It contains important information for you.

 How to use this medicine
 Wash and thoroughly dry the affected area
 Apply the powder liberally to the affected area
 If suffering from athlete’s foot, apply the powder between the toes and also dust socks and
inside of shoes with powder
Adults and children: Apply morning and night.
Continue treatment for at least one week after the condition has cleared up, to stop it coming
back.
If you are treating athlete’s foot it is recommended that an athlete’s foot cream is used
together with this product.
For use on the skin only.

Active ingredients
This powder contains Chlorhexidine Hydrochloride 0.25% w/w, Tolnaftate 1% w/w.
Also contains: purified talc, maize starch, colloidal silicon dioxide.
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Please read this label carefully. It contains important information for you.
 Keep this label you may need to read it again
 Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice

What this medicine is for
An anti-fungal and antibacterial powder for the treatment and prevention of athlete’s foot.
Also effective for other skin conditions where tenderness and sweating cause skin irritation,
such as dhobie itch (groin ringworm).

Before you use this medicine
X Do not use:

 If you are allergic to chlorhexidine or tolnaftate or any of the ingredients (see “What is in
this medicine”)
You can use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Other important information
This medicine may in rare cases cause severe allergic reactions, leading to a drop in blood
pressure and even to unconsciousness. Early symptoms of a severe allergic reaction may

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Label/leaflet for Dual Action Athlete’s Foot Powder (Proposed Wording to MHRA)
be a skin rash or asthma. If you notice these symptoms, stop using the powder and contact
your doctor as soon as possible.

 How to use this medicine
 Wash and thoroughly dry the affected area
 Apply the powder liberally to the affected area
 If suffering from athlete’s foot, apply the powder between the toes and also dust socks and
inside of shoes with powder
Adults and children: Apply morning and night.
Continue treatment for at least one week after the condition has cleared up, to stop it coming
back.
If you are treating athlete’s foot it is recommended that an athlete’s foot cream is used
together with this product.
For use on the skin only.

Possible side effects
Most people will not have problems, but some may get some.
! If you get any of these serious side effects, stop using the powder. See a doctor at
once:
 Swelling of the face, neck, tongue or throat, a red, itchy, skin rash, difficulty breathing,
feeling faint and dizzy (severe allergic reaction)
If you get any of the following side effects see your pharmacist or doctor:
 Contact dermatitis (redness and swelling of the skin), eczema, hives
 Skin irritation, blisters

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.

What is in this medicine
This powder contains Chlorhexidine Hydrochloride 0.25% w/w, Tolnaftate 1% w/w.
Also contains: purified talc, maize starch, colloidal silicon dioxide.
This pack contains 75 g powder

Who makes this medicine
Manufactured by BCM Ltd Nottingham NG2 3AA for the MAH: The Boots Company PLC
Nottingham NG2 3AA
Leaflet prepared April 2015
If you would like any further information about this medicine please contact The Boots
Company PLC Nottingham NG2 3AA
Component code
BRAILLE NAME
Dual Action Athlete’s Foot Powder
PACK MOCK UP BOX

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Label/leaflet for Dual Action Athlete’s Foot Powder (Proposed Wording to MHRA)
Product Name: Dual Action Athlete’s Foot Powder
Product Licence No: 00014/0456
Wording Ref: Internally Approved, Proposed wording to be sent to MHRA as a result of a
complaint, V1, dated 31/07/2014, 3311b.doc
Status: Internally Approved
Pack details: Pigmented plastic bottle with snap plastic cap
Pack size: 75 g
Version No: 1
Date: 22/04/15
Reason for change: Correction of BCM Ltd postcode to NG2 3AA

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