Care Calamine Lotion is a mild astringent and antiseptic that relieves the symptoms of mild sunburn and minor skin conditions. It is not considered likely to cause any undesirable effects during pregnancy. However, women who are pregnant, might be pregnant or are breastfeeding, should talk to their doctor or pharmacist before using this product as medicines can affect the unborn baby.
Calamine cream and lotion works by evaporating after being applied to the skin, which produces a cooling effect to ease itchy feelings. This cooling effect helps to relieve sunburn.1
Care Calamine Lotion BP. For the relief of the symptoms of mild sunburn and other minor skin conditions. Contains Calamine, Zinc Oxide. Always read the label.
Applied directly to the skin.
Recommended dose and dosage schedule:
The product is suitable for use by adults, children and the elderly.
Apply gently with a pad of cotton wool to the affected parts as required.
See the product label for more information or view the Patient Information Leaflet.
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If in doubt, always talk to a healthcare professional.
How to ease sunburn:
Who can use this product:
It can be used by adults, the elderly and children. Ask your doctor before use if having an x-ray, as the product may mask the x-ray picture. Safety during pregnancy has not been established, but the product has been used for many years without apparent ill effects. However, women who are pregnant, might be pregnant or are breastfeeding, should talk to their doctor or pharmacist before using this product as medicines can affect the unborn baby.
This product may mask an x-ray picture so a doctor should also be consulted before having an x-ray.