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Boots First Aid Antiseptic Liquid (Cetylpyridinium Chloride)

What this medicine is for

This medicine is an antiseptic liquid. It can be used:

For the treatment of cuts, grazes, insect bites and stings, boils, spots and pimples

For the relief of minor burns and scalds and small areas of sunburn

As a gargle or mouthwash to relieve the symptoms of sore throats, including those associated with colds and flu, mouth infections and for daily oral hygiene

Before you use this medicine

This medicine is for adults and children, but may not be suitable for everyone. Do not use for prolonged periods of time, or over large areas of skin.

Do not use:

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients

How to use this medicine

Adults and children: For first aid use.

Cuts, grazes, insect bites, stings, boils, spots & pimples: Apply undiluted to the affected area.

Minor burns and scalds, and small areas of sunburn: Apply undiluted to the affected area.

Adults and children over 6 years:

For mouth infections and oral hygiene: Thoroughly rinse the mouth with 15 ml of undiluted liquid.

Do not swallow.

Use this amount two or three times a day.

For symptoms of a sore throat: Gargle with 15 ml of undiluted liquid. Do not swallow.

Use this amount two or three times a day.

Do not use as a gargle or mouthwash in children under 6 years.

If symptoms do not go away, talk to your pharmacist or doctor.

If accidentally swallowed in large amounts this medicine may cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea and may be dangerous. Seek medical advice as soon as possible, and take the bottle with you.

Possible side effects

Most people will not have problems but some may get some of these:

  • Allergic reaction – difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, face or throat (see a doctor at once)
  • Irritation, allergic skin rash

If any side effect becomes severe or you notice any not listed here, talk to your pharmacist or doctor

How to store this medicine

Do not store above 30°C. Protect from light.

Do not use after the Use By date on the base of the bottle.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

Active Ingredient

This liquid contains: Cetylpyridinium Chloride 0.025% w/v.

Also contains purified water, glycerol, ethanol (alcohol) 8.075% w/v, sodium citrate, citric

acid monohydrate, methyl salicylate, quinoline yellow (E104).

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