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Blistex Relief cream

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Information specific to: Blistex Relief cream.

About Blistex Relief cream and how it works

This medicine is used to treat cold sores or dry, cracked, or chapped lips. It contains two main ingredients ammonia and phenol which help to relieve pain and kill germs. The cream also helps to protect and moisturise the lips.

This medicine is available as a cream which is applied to the lips.

Speak to your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine. You should also speak to your doctor if you get recurrent cold sores.

Before using Blistex Relief cream

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 using this medicine if:

  • you are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine

Medicines interactions

If you are taking 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 using this medicine with other medicines.

Possible side effects of Blistex Relief cream

Most medicines can cause some side-effects but not everyone having the same medicine will get the same side-effects.

The following side-effects have been associated with people using this medicine:

  • hypersensitivity reactions
  • irritation
  • swelling
  • inflammation

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

This medicine is not known to cause any problems during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. However, as with all medicines, you should seek medical advice from your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Other important information

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.

This medicine is for external use only.

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

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