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NELSONS ARNICA CREAM
Boots Pharmaceuticals Bruise Relief Arnica Cream Arnica Montana
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription . However, your 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 pharmacist if you need more information or advice
1. What this medicine is for
2. Before you use this medicine
3. How to use this medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store this medicine
6. Further information
1. WHAT THIS MEDUCINE IS FOR
It is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the symptomatic relief of bruises, based on traditional
2. BEFORE YOU USE THIS MEDICINE
Do not use:
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients or to plants of the Asteracea (Compositae) family
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
If the skin is broken or irritated
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:
If you are taking any other medicine, including medicines prescribed by your doctor and
any medicine you have bought for yourself, including herbal and homeopathic remedies
Other important information Information about some of the ingredients:
Cetearyl alcohol may cause skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).
Methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218) and propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216) in this medicine may cause
allergic reactions (possibly delayed).
3. HOW TO USE THIS MEDICINE
For external use only.
This medicine is only to be applied to the skin.
Check the tube seal is not broken before first use.
Wash hands before and after use.
Adults, the elderly and children: Apply to affected area 4 times a day as required.
Avoid contact with the eyes or mucous membranes.
Do not exceed the recommended dose
If symptoms worsen or persist after using the product for 2 weeks, a doctor or qualified healthcare
practitioner should be consulted.
Discontinue use if skin becomes red, dry or irritated.
If you use too much (overdose) or accidentally swallow the cream: If you use more
than the recommended dose and feel unwell or accidentally swallow the cream, speak to a
doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner and take this leaflet with you.
If you forget to use this product: Continue to apply your usual dose at the usual time.
Do not apply a double dose. It does not matter if you miss a dose.
If you have any questions, or are unsure of anything, please speak to your doctor, pharmacist or
qualified healthcare practitioner
4 POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Hypersensitivity (contact dermatitis, itching skin ) has been reported. The frequency of the
effects is not known.
If you notice any of the above side effects or any other effects, please tell your pharmacist or doctor.
Making medicines safer
You can help to make medicines safer by reporting any side-effects to the Yellow Card Scheme at
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard Alternatively you can get a paper Yellow Card form from your doctor’s
surgery or a pharmacy, or call freephone 0808 100 3352 (available 10am-2pm Monday to Friday).
5. HOW TO STORE THIS MEDICINE
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original container.
Keep this medicine in a safe place out of the sight and reach of children.
Return any unused medicine to your pharmacist to dispose of for you.
Use by the expiry date shown on the end flap of the carton.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What is in this medicine
Each gram of cream contains:
9.0% v/w Arnica flowers (Arnica Montana L.) (1:10) Extraction solvent: Ethanol 5.1% v/w
The cream also contains purified water, white soft paraffin, polawax GP 200 (cetearyl alcohol, PEG-20
stearate), methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), honey, propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216).
The pack contains 25g, 30g or 50g of cream.
Who makes this medicine
Manufactured for The Boots Company PLC Nottingham NG2 3AA by the
Traditional Herbal Registration holder A Nelson & Co Limited 5-9 Endeavour Way
Wimbledon London SW19 8UH.
Leaflet revised April 2013
THR Certification Mark
If you would like any further information about this medicine, please contact The Boots
Company PLC Nottingham NG2 3AA.
Arnica, also known as Leopard’s or Wolf’s bane, is a flowering plant native to all parts of
Europe, apart from Britain, and is cultivated also in Northern India.
Useful Health Tips
You can reduce the pain and swelling of a bruise by putting a cold compress on it as soon as
possible. Place a cloth soaked in cold water or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a towel on the
bruise. Do not leave frozen packs on skin for longer than a few minutes.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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