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EUCALYPTUS OIL BP

Active substance(s): EUCALYPTUS OIL

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

EUCALYPTUS OIL BP
(Eucalyptus Oil) Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for
you.

• This medicine can be inhaled to relieve the symptoms of catarrh.
• It can also be applied to the skin to relieve minor muscular sprains and cramps.
• It can be used on adults and children over 1 year.
Do not:
• Take by mouth.
• Use on children under 1 year.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use Eucalyptus Oil carefully to get the
best results from it.
Now read the rest of the leaflet before you use this medicine. It includes other information which might
be especially important for you.

Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.

Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.

You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve

If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effect not listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Eucalyptus Oil is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Eucalyptus Oil
3. How to use Eucalyptus Oil
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Eucalyptus Oil
6. Further information

1. WHAT EUCALYPTUS OIL IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
The name of your medicine is Eucalyptus Oil BP. It contains the active ingredient called Eucalyptus Oil. It exerts
a mild inflammatory effect on the mucous membranes (inner layer of skin) of mouth and digestive tract, which
induces a feeling of warmth and increases salivation, thus loosening any thick mucus present and soothing
inflammation.
Eucalyptus Oil is an essential oil which acts as a decongestant for the relief of catarrh and also provides warming
relief of minor muscular sprains and cramps.

2. BEFORE YOU USE EUCALYPTUS OIL
Do not use Eucalyptus Oil
If you or your child has an allergy to Eucalyptus Oil
Or a child is under 1 year old.
Take special care with Eucalyptus Oil
Avoid excessive use
If symptoms persist consult your doctor
Pregnancy and Breast-feeding
Please consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, might be pregnant, planning to become pregnant or
breast-feeding, before using this medicine. Eucalyptus Oil should not be used in pregnancy or breastfeeding
unless the doctor has told you to do so.
Taking other medicines
Please consult your pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines
obtained without prescription. Eucalyptus oil may react with other medicines and products.

3. HOW TO USE EUCALYPTUS OIL
Follow the directions on this package leaflet or pack carefully, and ask your pharmacist to explain any part you do
not understand.
Adults, the elderly and children over 1 year.
Do not swallow.
For catarrh by inhalation.
• Sprinkle a few drops onto a handkerchief and inhale the vapour as required.
• Alternatively, add a few drops to hot water and inhale the steamy vapour as required.
For sprains and cramps apply it to the skin.
• Sprinkle a few drops onto your hand and massage into the affected area.
Children under 1 year
Do not use for children under 1 year unless your doctor tells you to.
If your symptoms persist you should ask your doctor for advice.
If you swallow some
Accidental swallowing of even small amounts can cause serious illness. Symptoms include burning in the throat
and mouth, sickness, muscle weakness, dizziness, pinpoint pupils, rapid heartbeat, suffocation, delirium and
convulsions.
If you accidentally swallow some see a doctor immediately. Take the pack with you to show which medicine you
have swallowed.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Eucalyptus Oil can have side effects, although these don’t affect everyone. If any of the
following happens, stop using Eucalyptus Oil and tell your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital
emergency department.
Side effects are:
• Skin reactions such as itching, rashes or eczema may occur.
• Inhalation may trigger hay fever or an asthma attack, if you already have allergies.
If you notice these or any other side effect not included above, stop use and tell your doctor or pharmacist. They
will tell you what to do.
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 EUCALYPTUS OIL
• Keep it out of the sight and reach of children
• Do not store above 25°C
• Keep the container tightly closed.
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month
• Medicine should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
any unused medicine. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What is in this medicine
The active ingredient is: eucalyptus oil 100% w/w.
There are no other ingredients.
What the medicine looks like
Eucalyptus Oil is a clear to pale yellow oil which has a strong odour.
It is supplied in glass bottle with a plastic cap in pack sizes of 25ml and 50ml.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Manufacturer and Product Licence Holder
Bell, Sons & Co (Druggists) Ltd., Southport PR9 9AL.
PL03105/0109
This leaflet was last revised in April 2016

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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