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Comfrey Cream


For the symptomatic treatment
of joint pains, sprains,
inflammation, and strains associated
with restricted joint mobility

Patient Information Leaflet

Read all of this leaflet carefully
before you start using this
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
• This medicine is only for you. Do not give
it to anyone else to take. It may harm them,
even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
• If you have any further questions, please
ask your doctor or pharmacist.

• You are allergic to peanut or soya - Nature’s
Best Comfrey Cream contains peanut oil
(arachis oil).
• You want to treat an open wound.
You must be especially careful
• Nature’s Best Comfrey Cream is not
recommended in children under 12 years
of age.
• It is for external application only.

• If any of the side effects get serious, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

• The cream should not be applied to the eyes,
mucous membranes (lips, nostrils, ears, anus
(back passage)), genitals (private parts)
and open wounds.

In this leaflet:

If any of the conditions above apply to you,
please discuss your treatment with your doctor
before taking this medicine.

1. What Nature’s Best Comfrey Cream is
and what it is used for
2. Before you take Nature’s Best Comfrey Cream
3. How to take Nature’s Best Comfrey Cream
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Nature’s Best Comfrey Cream

Taking other medicines
Always tell your doctor or pharmacist about
all the medicines you are taking. This includes
medicines you have bought yourself as well as
those you have on prescription from your doctor.

6. Further information

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

1. What Nature’s Best Comfrey
Cream is and what it is used for

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant
or breast-feeding you should talk to your doctor
or pharmacist before using this medicine. Ask
your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking any medicine.

Nature’s Best Comfrey Cream is used for the
topical (put on the skin) treatment of joint pains,
sprains, inflammation and strains associated
with restricted joint movement.
The active ingredient is Comfrey Root Liquid
Extract. It has anti-inflammatory (reduces
inflammation and swelling) and analgesic
(pain relieving) properties.

2. Before you use Nature’s Best
Comfrey Cream
Some people must not use this cream.
Do not use this cream if:
• You know you are allergic (hypersensitive) to
comfrey root extract, parabens (preservative)
or any of the other ingredients. See section 6.
for the list of ingredients.

Other special warnings
• The fragrance contains benzyl benzoate
which may be mildly irritating to the skin,
eyes and mucous membranes which are
the lips, nostrils, ears, anus (back passage)
and genitals (private parts).
• Nature’s Best Comfrey Cream contains
parabens (ethyl (E214), propyl (E216),
methyl (E218), butyl-4-hydroxybenzoate).
These can cause allergic reactions, which
may be delayed.
Driving and using machinery
Nature’s Best Comfrey Cream should not affect
your ability to drive or operate machinery.

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3. How to use Nature’s Best
Comfrey Cream

This medicine should be used within 1 year of
first opening the tube.

Always use Nature’s Best Comfrey Cream exactly
as indicated in this leaflet. You should check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Do not use Nature’s Best Comfrey Cream
if you notice any of the following:

The usual dose is as follows:
Adults, the elderly and children age 12
years and over:
Apply a thread of cream, 2-6cm in length, to the
part of the body to be treated, and massage in
carefully. Adjust the amount of cream to be used
depending on the size of the joint to be treated
and how bad the symptoms are. Repeat this
4 times a day for up to 8 days.
This product is not recommended in children
under the age of 12 years.
You should not use this cream for longer than
3 weeks.
If you apply more of the cream than
you should:
No cases of overdose have been reported but
if you have any concerns, talk to your doctor
or pharmacist.
If this cream is accidentally swallowed you
should contact a doctor straight away or go
to the nearest casualty department as you may
need urgent medical attention. Take this
medicine and the leaflet with you.
If you forget to use Nature’s Best
Comfrey Cream:

• If the cream colour is different from the
colour beige.
• If fluid comes out of the tube.
• If there is a change in the typical smell of
the cream.
Medicines should not be thrown away in normal
household waste. Return any unused cream to a
pharmacist. This will help to protect the

6. Further Information
The cream contains 35g of the active ingredient,
liquid extract (1:2) comfrey root (Symphytum
officinale). (Extraction solvent: ethanol 60% (v/v)).
The other ingredients are arachis oil (peanut),
cetylstearyl alcohol, glycerol-1-stearate, sodium
lauryl sulphate, lavender oil, pine needle oil,
purified water, phenonip (phenoxyethanol,
parabens, E214, E216, E218, butyl-4hydroxybenzoate). Perfume: aldehyde C10,
benzyl acetate, benzyl benzoate, eugenol,
hellotropin, hydroxycitronellal, lavender oil,
lemon oil, methyl anthranilate, pettigrain oil,
phenoxyethanol, rosemary oil, vanillin.
What the medicine looks like

If you miss applying your cream at the correct
time do not worry. Simply carry on with the next
application at your usual time. Do not apply the
medicine twice to make up for a forgotten dose.

Nature’s Best Comfrey Cream is a beige
coloured cream containing 35g of comfrey root
extract per 100g of the cream. It is packed in
25g, 50g, 100g and 150g aluminium tubes.

4. Possible side effects

Product licence holder and manufacturer

Nature’s Best Comfrey Cream is suitable for
most people, but, like all medicines it may
sometimes cause side effects. Most people find
this medicine causes no problems when the right
amount is used for the correct length of time (see
section 3 above).

Merck Consumer Healthcare Limited
Hedon Road

In rare cases, Nature’s Best Comfrey Cream
can lead to allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions.
These reactions can cause reddening of the skin
and the appearance of nodules and blisters,
usually with itching, at the site of treatment.
If you experience any of these side effects, stop
using this medicine and tell your doctor as soon
as possible.
If you notice any unwanted effects, even
one not mentioned here, please go and
see your doctor.

Product Licence Number:
PL 01932/0056
This leaflet was last revised: February 2012.
If you would like the leaflet in a different format,
please contact the licence holder at the above

Merck Consumer Healthcare Limited
is a company of Merck KGaA

5. How to store Nature’s Best
Comfrey Cream
Keep out of the reach and sight of
There are no special storage conditions.
Do not use Nature’s Best Comfrey Cream after
the expiry date which is printed on the carton
and on the tube. The expiry date refers to the
last day of that month.

Nature’s Best
Century Place
Tunbridge Wells

82212.8245 / 7.01888.0088uk

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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