Care - Calamine Lotion 200ml
Calamine is a medicine traditionally used to relieve itching and soothe minor skin irritations.
It contains two main ingredients:
- Calamine works by cooling and soothing irritated skin.
- Zinc oxide is an antiseptic which prevents infections.
It works by its counter-irritant effect. After application to the skin the calamine evaporates, which produces a cooling effect that helps distract you from the itch. This sensation also helps relieve sunburn.
Shake the bottle well before each use.
Apply to the skin.
Adults, elderly and children:
Apply with a pad of cotton wool to the affected skin as required.
Do not apply this medicine before having an xray as it may affect the results.
Consult your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.
This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never have it.
Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before having it.
Always get advice from a healthcare professional before having this medicine if you are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine.
If you are taking or using more than one medicine they may interact with each other. This medicine is unlikely to have any important interactions. But speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you get any unusual symptoms while having this medicine with other medicines.
Most medicines can cause some sideeffects but not everyone having the same medicine will get the same side effects.
The following sideeffects have been associated with people having this medicine:
- irritant reactions
If you experience other side effects or have any other worrying symptoms while you are using this medicine, seek medical advice.
This medicine is not known to cause any problems during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. However, as with all medicines, you should seek medical advice from your doctor before applying this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Make sure that you read the leaflet that comes with your medicine to check what dose you should apply and if there is anything that you need to do if you apply more than the recommended dose. If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Make sure you shake the bottle before applying this medicine.
For external use only.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
Ingredients: Calamine 15% w/v, zinc oxide 5% w/v, bentonite (E558), sodium citrate, glycerol (E422), phenol and purified water.