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WELEDA ARNICA BUMPS AND BRUISES SKIN SALVE

Active substance(s): ARNICA MONTANA TINCTURE 1=2

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WELEDA ARNICA BUMPS & BRUISES SKIN SALVE
Traditional Herbal Medicinal Product
Arnica tincture

PATIENT INFORMATION
Read this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner if you need more information
or advice.
You must contact a doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner if your symptoms
worsen or do not improve after two weeks.
If any of the side-effects get serious, or if you notice any side-effect not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner.
In this leaflet:
1. What this product is and what it is used for
2. Before using this product
3. How to use this product
4. Possible side-effects
5. How to store this product
6. Further information

1.

What this product is and what it is used for

Weleda Arnica Bumps & Bruises Skin Salve is a traditional herbal medicinal product
used for the relief of muscular aches, pain, stiffness, sprains, bruises, minor sports
injuries and swelling after contusions. This is based on traditional use only. It is
traditionally applied immediately at the site of a contusion (injury) to prevent the
development of bruising.

2.

Before using this product

Do not use Weleda Arnica Bumps & Bruises Skin Salve if you are allergic to any of the
ingredients or other plants of the Asteraceae (Compositae) family(see Section 6), if you
are pregnant or breastfeeding.
• Consult your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner if:
 you are suffering from joint pain which is accompanied by swelling of the joint,
redness or fever
• Special warnings and precautions for use:
 Do not apply to broken or irritated skin
 Avoid contact with the eyes and mucous membranes
 In some patients Weleda Arnica Bumps & Bruises Skin Salve may cause irritation of
the skin when it is first applied. If you experience any redness, itching or dry skin
discontinue use and consult your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner
 Weleda Arnica Bumps & Bruises Skin Salve is for external use only.
 Contains Wool Fat (Lanolin) which may cause local skin reactions such as contact
dermatitis

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How to use this product

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Directions: Check that the tube seal is not broken before first use. Pierce the seal
with point in end of cap. Weleda Arnica Bumps & Bruises Skin Salve is for application
to the skin. Wash hands before and after use.
Adults, the elderly and children: Apply sparingly to the affected area with gentle
massage three to four times daily. Weleda Arnica Bumps & Bruises Skin Salve is
traditionally applied immediately at the site of a contusion (injury) to help prevent
the development of bruising. If symptoms worsen or persist after two weeks
consult a doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner.
DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE

4.

Possible side-effects

Like all medicines Weleda Arnica Bumps & Bruises Skin Salve can cause sideeffects although not everybody gets them. Weleda Arnica Bumps & Bruises Skin
Salve can cause localised skin reactions such as a condition called contact dermatitis.
If your skin feels itchy, you develop a patch of dry inflamed skin or a rash, you should
stop using Weleda Arnica Bumps & Bruises Skin Salve and consult your doctor or
qualified healthcare practitioner.
If you experience any unwanted effects consult your doctor or qualified healthcare
practitioner.
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 GP’s surgery or pharmacy, or call freephone 0808 100 3352
(available 10am-2pm Monday - Friday).

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6.

How to store this product
keep out of the reach and sight of children
do not store above 25ºC
do not use after the expiry date on the carton
store in the original container
return any unused medicine to your pharmacist for safe disposal

Further Information

1g of ointment contains the following ingredient: 0.1ml of tincture from Arnica
(equivalent to 0.048g Arnica montana L. fresh whole plant).
Extraction solvent: Ethanol 61% v/v.
The other ingredients are: Wool Fat (Lanolin), Yellow Beeswax, Sunflower Oil, Olive
Oil, Wool Alcohols and Ethanol.
Pack Description: Weleda Arnica Bumps & Bruises Skin Salve is a smooth, soft,
cream to pale yellow ointment presented in an aluminium tube with a white pierce
screw cap, containing 25g of ointment.
THR holder and manufacturer: Weleda UK Ltd, Heanor Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire
DE7 8DR, UK.
THR 00298/0283
Certification Mark

Braille version
To request a copy of this leaflet in Braille or large print, or to listen to an
audio version, please call free of charge: 0800 198 5000 (UK only).
Please be ready to give the following information:
Product name: Weleda Arnica Bumps & Bruises Skin Salve.
Reference number THR 00298/0283
This service is provided by the Royal National Institute of Blind People.

Leaflet last revised June 2013

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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