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First Aid Antiseptic Liquid
(Cetylpyridinium Chloride)
This label contains important information about this medicine. Please read it carefully and
keep it for future reference.

What this medicine is for
This antiseptic liquid protects against infection and can be used:
• For the treatment of cuts, grazes, insect bites and stings, boils, spots and pimples
• For the relief of minor burns and scalds and small areas of sunburn
• As a gargle or mouthwash to relieve the symptoms of sore throats, including those
associated with colds and flu, mouth infections and for daily oral hygiene

Before you use this medicine
This medicine is for adults and children, but may not be suitable for everyone.
Do not use for prolonged periods of time, or over large areas of skin.

X Do not use:
• If you are allergic to any of the ingredients

9 How to use this medicine
Adults and children: For first aid use.
Cuts, grazes, insect bites, stings, boils, spots & pimples: Apply undiluted to the affected
Minor burns and scalds, and small areas of sunburn: Apply undiluted to the affected
Adults and children over 6 years:
For mouth infections and oral hygiene: Thoroughly rinse the mouth with 15 ml of
undiluted liquid.
Do not swallow.
Use this amount two or three times a day.
For symptoms of a sore throat: Gargle with 15 ml of undiluted liquid. Do not swallow.
Use this amount two or three times a day.
Do not use as a gargle or mouthwash in children under 6 years.

If symptoms do not go away, talk to your pharmacist or doctor.
If accidentally swallowed in large amounts this medicine may cause stomach pain,
nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea and may be dangerous. Seek medical advice as soon as
possible, and take the bottle with you.

Possible side effects
Most people will not have problems but some may get some of these:
• Allergic reaction – difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, face or throat (see a doctor at
• Irritation, allergic skin rash
If any side effect becomes severe or you notice any not listed here, talk to your
pharmacist or doctor

How to store this medicine
Do not store above 30°C. Protect from light.
Do not use after the Use By date on the base of the bottle.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

Active Ingredient
This liquid contains: Cetylpyridinium Chloride 0.025% w/v.
Also contains purified water, glycerol, ethanol (alcohol) 8.075% w/v, sodium citrate, citric
acid monohydrate, methyl salicylate, quinoline yellow (E104).
Text prepared 08/12
Manufactured by the Marketing Authorisation holder The Boots Company PLC Nottingham
If you would like any further information about this medicine please contact The Boots
Company PLC Nottingham NG2 3AA
PL 00014/0464
The Boots Company PLC Nottingham NG2 3AA
Active ingredient: Cetylpyridinium Chloride 0.025% w/v.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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