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POTTERS COMFREY OINTMENT

Active substance(s): COMFREY ROOT LIQUID EXTRACT 2:1

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4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
There are no known side effects with this
product. If any side effects occur, stop
using this product and consult your doctor
or pharmacist.
Making medicines safer:
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 POTTER’S COMFREY
OINTMENT:
Keep out of the reach and sight
of children.
Do not store above 25˚C. Store in the
original packaging.
Do not use Potter’s Comfrey Ointment after
the expiry date. The expiry date is printed
on the label.
Return any unused medicine to your
pharmacist for safe disposal.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION:
The active ingredient in Potter’s
Comfrey Ointment is:
Each 1 g ointment contains 10.0% w/w
Liquid Extract Comfrey Root (Symphytum
officinale L.) (2:1)
Extraction solvent: Ethanol 65% v/v

What Potter’s Comfrey Ointment looks
like and the contents of the pack:
Light to medium brown colour ointment
in containers of 55 g.

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

Traditional Herbal Registration Holder
and Manufacturer:
Potters, Wigan WN5 0JZ
Traditional Herbal Registration number:
THR 33656/0050
Certification Mark

For further information, call
01202 449752
If you would like a version of this leaflet
in an alternative format, please call
01942 219960

COMFREY
OINTMENT
EXTRACT OF COMFREY ROOT

Product code: COM04LEA1
Leaflet last revised: 10/06/2015

This product also contains:
Hard Paraffin, Anhydrous Lanolin,
Microcrystalline Wax, Yellow Soft Paraffin,
Benzoic Acid, White Soft Paraffin.
1 g of ointment contains 108 mg of Lanolin
and 3 mg of Benzoic Acid.
PLEASE READ THESE
INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE

POT TER’S HERBAL REMEDIES SINCE 1812

This medicine is available without
prescription. However, you still need
to take Potter’s Comfrey Ointment
carefully to get the best results from it.
• K eep this leaflet. You may need to read
it again.
• A sk your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
• Y ou must contact a doctor or a
pharmacist if your symptoms worsen
or do not improve after 10 days.
• If you experience any side effects, please
consult your doctor or pharmacist.
IN THIS LEAFLET:
1. W
 hat Potter’s Comfrey Ointment is
and what it is used for
2. Before you use Potter’s Comfrey
Ointment
3. How to use Potter’s Comfrey Ointment
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Potter’s Comfrey
Ointment
6. Further information

1. WHAT POTTER’S COMFREY
OINTMENT IS AND WHAT IT IS
USED FOR:

Special warnings and precautions
for use:
Do not use on broken or irritated skin.

For external use:

Potter’s Comfrey Ointment is a traditional
herbal medicinal product used for the
symptomatic relief of minor sprains and
bruises, based on traditional use only.

Avoid contact with eyes and mucous
membranes.

Adults and the elderly: Bathe and dry
the affected area in warm water. Apply the
ointment sparingly to the affected area
once in the morning and once at night.

Containing Comfrey Root.
For full details, see Section 6.
2. BEFORE YOU USE POTTER’S
COMFREY OINTMENT:
Do not use Potter’s Comfrey Ointment:
• if you are allergic to any of the ingredients
• if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
• if you are under 18 years of age.
Taking other medicines:
Please ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice if you are taking or have recently
taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription.

Discontinue use if redness, irritation or
dry skin occurs and consult your doctor or
qualified healthcare practitioner.
Important information about some
of the ingredients in Potter’s Comfrey
Ointment:
This product contains Lanolin which may
cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact
dermatitis).
It also contains Benzoic Acid which is
mildly irritant to the skin, eyes and mucous
membranes.
3. HOW TO USE POTTER’S
COMFREY OINTMENT:
It is important that you follow these
instructions carefully.
Wash hands before and after using
the ointment.

This product is for application to the
skin only.

Do not exceed the stated dose.
Do not use this product for more than
10 days at a time.
If your condition worsens or symptoms
persist for more than 10 days, consult your
doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to use Potter’s Comfrey
Ointment:
If you miss applying the product at the
correct time, proceed with the next
application at the usual time.
If you apply too much Potter’s Comfrey
Ointment:
If you apply to much ointment, wipe off the
excess with a clean tissue.
Always consult your doctor or pharmacist
if you need further advice.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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