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PUNCTO RUB CREAM

Active substance(s): EUCALYPTUS OIL / PEPPERMINT OIL / ROSEMARY OIL

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Package Leaflet: Information for The User

Puncto® Rub Cream
Peppermint Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Rosemary Oil
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important
information for you.
This medicine is available without a prescription. However, you still need to
use Puncto® Rub 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.
 You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after
14 days.
 If any of the side effects become serious, or you notice any side effects not
listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Puncto® Rub is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Puncto® Rub
3. How to use Puncto® Rub
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Puncto® Rub
6. Further information

1. What Puncto® Rub is and what it
is used for
Puncto® Rub is a traditional herbal
medicinal product used for the symptomatic
relief of
 nasal congestion and coughs due to
colds,
 muscular aches and pains, stiffness,
based on traditional use only.

2. Before you use Puncto® Rub
2.1 Do not use Puncto® Rub
• if you have a known hypersensitivity to
any of the active ingredients or any of
the excipients in the product,
• if you are pregnant or breast-feeding,
• if you have gall bladder outlet
obstruction, gall bladder inflammation,
severe liver damage,
• on broken or irritated skin,
• in children under 12 years.
2.2 Take special care with Puncto® Rub
If the condition worsens, or if symptoms
persist for more than one week (nasal
congestion and coughs) or two weeks
(muscular aches, pains, stiffness), or if
adverse events not mentioned in the
package leaflet occur, consult a qualified
healthcare practitioner.
Avoid contact with eyes and mucous
membranes. Discontinue use if redness,
irritation or dry skin occurs.

2.3 Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you
are taking, or have recently taken any other
medicines. This includes any medicines
which you have bought without a
prescription.
2.4 Pregnancy and breast-feeding
You must ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice before using Puncto® Rub. Puncto®
Rub is not recommended for if you are
pregnant or breast-feeding women.
2.5 Driving and using machines
No special precautions are needed. This
medicine should have no effect on your
ability to drive and use machines.

3. How to take Puncto® Rub
Always use Puncto® Rub exactly as
instructed. You should check with your
doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
3.1 How much Puncto® Rub to take
For cutaneous use only. Please ask your
doctor or pharmacist if you think that
Puncto® Rub may be too strong or weak
for you.
3.2 Adults, the elderly and children
over 12 years of age:
Nasal congestion and coughs due to colds
Apply approximately 6 cm of cream 3 to 5
times daily to the chest, throat and back
and massage thoroughly into the skin.
Leave nightclothes loose for easy
inhalation.
Please turn over!

Muscular aches and pains stiffness
Apply approximately 6 cm of cream 3 to 5
times daily gently to the affected area and
massage thoroughly into the skin.
Children under 12 years of age:
This medicine is not recommended for
children under 12 years of age.
3.3 If you used more Puncto® Rub than
you should
If you have accidentally used more than the
recommended dosage of Puncto® Rub this
usually will not have any side effects.
Continue to apply the usual dose at the
usual time.
3.4 If you forget to take Puncto® Rub
Never use a double dose to make up for a
missed dose. Use the next dose at the
usual time.
If you have any further questions about
taking this medicine, please ask your doctor
or pharmacist.

6. Further Information
What Puncto® Rub contains
The active ingredients in 10g cream are:
0.625 g peppermint oil (essential oil of
Mentha × piperita L.)
0.625 g eucalyptus oil (essential oil of
Eucalyptus globulus Labill., Eucalyptus
polybractea R.T. Baker and/or Eucalyptus
smithii R.T. Baker)
0.40 g rosemary oil (essential oil of
Rosmarinus officinalis L.).
The other ingredients are:
Medium-chain triglycerides, hard fat
(Softisan 378), glyceryl stearate citrate
(Imwitor 370), partial glycerides of
saturated vegetable fatty acids (glyceryl
cocoate, Imwitor 928), cetyl palmitate,
xanthan gum, white beeswax,
octyldodecanol and purified water.
What Puncto® Rub looks like and
contents of the pack
Puncto® Rub is a white cream with
characteristic odour of peppermint,
eucalyptus and rosemary.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Puncto® Rub can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets
them.
• allergic reactions, e.g., skin rash, skin
reddening, blistering, hives, swelling,
contact eczema
• irritation of skin or mucous membranes
as well as bronchial spasms
• inhalation of essential oils containing
cineol may cause coughing
Usually if you stop taking the medicine any
side effects will disappear.
If any of the side effects become serious, or
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

5. How to store Puncto® Rub
Keep out of the reach and the sight of
children.
Do not use the cream after the expiry date
on the carton and the tube. The expiry date
is the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25°C.
Store in the original package.
Medicines should not be thrown away in
waste water or in household waste. Please
ask your pharmacist how to throw away
any medicine you do not need anymore. If
you do this you will help protect the
environment.

Puncto® Rub comes in 10 g, 40 g and 100 g
aluminium tubes.
THR Holder and Manufacturer
THR Holder: MIT Gesundheit GmbH,
Stechbahn 20-22, 47533 Kleve, Germany.
Manufacturer: MIT Gesundheit GmbH,
Stechbahn 20-22, 47533 Kleve, Germany.

THR 27060/0001 certification mark
You can help to make medicines safer by
reporting any side effects to the YellowCard
Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
Alternatively you can get a paper
YellowCard form from your GP’s surgery or
pharmacy, or call freephone 0808 100 3352
(available 10am-2pm Monday-Friday).

For a large print, Braille or audio
version of this leaflet, please
contact: MIT Gesundheit GmbH,
Stechbahn 20-22, 47533 Kleve,
Germany.
This leaflet was last revised in December
2014.
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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