NELSONS ARNICARE ARNICA CREAM
Active substance(s): ARNICA MONTANA TINCTURE 1:10
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6. Further information
What is in this medicine
1 g cream contains 9.0 mg tincture of Arnica whole
plant (Arnica montana L.) (1:10), equivalent to
0.9 mg Arnica whole plant.
Extraction solvent: Ethanol 57% v/v.
Also contains: Purified water, Glyceryl
monostearate & Macrogol stearate, Apricot kernel
oil, Theobroma oil, Glycerol, Cetostearyl alcohol &
PEG-20 Stearate, Cetostearyl alcohol,
Cetyl palmitate, Glyceryl monocaprylate, Methyl
parahydroxybenzoate E218, Propyl
What does this medicine look like
nelsons arnicare arnica cream is a smooth white
to off-white cream available in a 30g and 50g tube.
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Please read all of this leaflet carefully before
using this medicine, it contains important
information. Please keep this leaflet; you
might need to read it again.
1. What is this medicine used for
A traditional herbal medicinal product used for the
symptomatic relief of bruises, based on traditional
2. Before using this medicine
Do not use this medicine if:
• you are allergic to any of the ingredients or to
plants of the Asteraceae (Compositae) family (such
as daisies, marigolds or artichokes) (see section 6).
• you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Important information about some of the
• Contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause skin
reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis). Methyl
parahydroxybenzoate (E218) and propyl
parahydroxybenzoate (E216) in this medicine may
cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed).
This leaflet was last revised: October 2016
Special warnings and precautions for use
• For use on the skin only. Keep away from eyes
and mucous membrane, such as the mouth and
nose. Do not swallow. If accidentally swallowed,
consult your doctor.
• Do not apply to broken or irritated skin.
• Discontinue use of the cream if the skin becomes
red, irritated or dry.
• If your symptoms worsen or if you do not feel any
benefit from this medicine after two weeks
consult your doctor, pharmacist or qualified
3. How to use this medicine
For use on the skin only
Before first use check tube seal is not broken.
Pierce tube seal with point in top of cap before use.
Adults, the elderly and children: Wash hands
before and after use. Apply to the affected area 4
times a day, as required. Do not use the cream for
more than two weeks. Do not use more cream than
the label/leaflet tells you to.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side
effects, although not everyone gets them. Some
people experience itching, rash, dry skin or skin
reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis), if you experience
any of these, discontinue use and consult your
doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare
Reporting of side effects
If you have any side effects including those not
listed on this leaflet, consult your doctor or
pharmacist. You can also report side effects directly
via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
By reporting side effects, you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store this medicine
• Keep this medicine out of the reach and sight of
• Do not use after expiry date on the carton & tube.
• Do not store above 25ºC. Store in original
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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